Welcome to the Georgetown County Museum

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Muskets, marshland, rice, rivers, and revolution. What do these seemingly unrelated subjects have in common? The Georgetown County Museum offers fascinating connections between these and many other facets of life that span almost 300 years of American history lived out in the daily lives of the citizens of Georgetown, South Carolina. This colonial town has seen it all, and we keep the spirit of each era in our heritage alive with the many displays and exhibits found here in the Museum.

The Georgetown County Historical Society operates the Museum. Our mission is to preserve and promote the history of Georgetown County from its origins to the present, providing perspective on the past and a legacy for the future.

Visit the Museum

Open Tuesday thru Saturday from 11AM to 3PM. We are a FREE museum

There is no admission charge, although we greatly appreciate donations.

Introducing Sharon Corey, our new Museum Manager

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Meet Sharon Corey, the new Manager of the Georgetown County Museum. Sharon is replacing long-time manager Mike Norris who is resigning; however, Mike will continue representing the Museum in a volunteer capacity.

A native of Chesterfield County, SC, Sharon has lived in Georgetown County, SC since 2008 where she volunteered at several historical sites and museums. She studied Small Business Administration (1984-1985) and Paralegal Technology (1990-1992) at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC. With the move to Georgetown County, SC Sharon became a member of the Georgetown County Historical Society and Archives Volunteer of their Georgetown County Museum in 2009. She attended a three-day Archives Workshop through the South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board held at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History in October 2009 and completed the American Association of State and Local History Basics of Archives Course in 2010. Sharon went on to attend 25 AASLH webinars, AASLH Online Conferences 2011-2020, one in-person AASLH workshop, Collections Management and Practices held in Charleston, SC in June 2019, and was the first person to complete the AASLH Small Museum Professional series of courses. Sharon completed the Northeast Document Conservation Center Preservation 101 Course in 2011 and went on to complete 12 additional NEDCC online museum and archives courses 2011-2021, and most recently the in-person workshop held in Charleston, SC on October 26, 2021, Capturing the Past: Identification and Care of Photographs. Sharon successfully completed Gawain Weaver’s 7-week online course, Care and Identification of Photographs, in May 2020. She has attended numerous Connecting to Collections Care museum and preservation webinars.

Sharon is currently enrolled in the Northern States Conservation Center’s Certificate Program and has completed four courses toward that certificate. Sharon has co-authored three books with the Historical Society of Chesterfield County and is author of one book, Georgetown County’s Historic Cemeteries, Arcadia Publishing (2016). She has been a museum volunteer for Georgetown County Museum, Kaminski House Museum, South Carolina Maritime Museum in Georgetown, Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center with cemetery research and preservation, and Hobcaw Barony, The Belle W. Baruch Foundation where she helps conduct cemetery tours and volunteers in data entry and historical research.