The Georgetown County Museum was officially established under the auspices of the Georgetown County Historical Society in 2005. The Society obtained 501 (c) 3 non-profit status that same year and began operating the Museum at that time in the historic Masonic Lodge (1735) located at 632 Prince Street in Georgetown, South Carolina. Today, the Museum is located in The History Center at 120 Broad Street which opened in early 2014. The Museum has experienced tremendous growth since opening the doors to the public. We depend heavily upon a dedicated cadre of volunteers from the local community. Paid staff consists of a full-time Director to maintain continuity of the day-to-day activities of the Museum. Artifacts and items of historical significance and displays in the Museum are the results of gifts from residents of the Georgetown County community and from those outside the local area who are interested in preserving and documenting the rich cultural history of Georgetown County. The operating budget, at its core, is sustained by membership dues, receipts from sales from the Rice Trunk Gift Shop as well as donations. Admission is FREE and donations are gratefully accepted. Special events such as the Winyah Bay Heritage Festival, Cattails and Cocktails, events and donations from major contributors and our visitors also play a valuable and important role in the financial support of the continuing operations of the Museum.
The Museum enjoys and appreciates the commitment of a dedicated cadre of volunteers. Local residents of Georgetown County willingly participate on a regular/on-call basis to maintain the outstanding services offered to the community and our visitors. The Museum relies heavily on volunteer expertise to develop special programs and fundraising events as well as the day-to-day operation of the Museum. Volunteers man our Rice Trunk Gift Shop and docents conduct tours in the Museum. Accounting, financial management, grant application work and some special group visitor accommodations are also handled by our volunteer staff and the Historical Society Board.
We have volunteer opportunities in these areas:
Gift Shop Docenting in the Museum
Graphic Design Events Committee
Fundraisers Committee Handyman
Gardening Grant writing
Children’s programs Display design and improvement
Many other opportunities Let us know your special talents!
OFFICERS OF THE GEORGETOWN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Vice Presidents –Sam Hamilton & Robin Salmon
Secretary - William Pavy
Treasurer –Herbert Boyd
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
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