Greenwood / Edgefield in the Path of Rare Solar Eclipse  

Greenwood / Edgefield in the Path of Rare Solar Eclipse  

GREENWOOD, S.C. – Greenwood is one of many U.S. cities in the path of the next total solar eclipse, expected to occur on Aug. 21, 2017, across the continent. Lander University, just north of Greenwood Uptown, is perfectly positioned for people to observe and record the historic event. This will be the first total eclipse […]

Big Event Planned for Oakley Park – a Living History Day

Big Event Planned for Oakley Park – a Living History Day

A Skirmish, Encampment, Demonstrations and Tours Oakley Park grounds and house museum will be busy, Saturday, January 21, when the park will be active again from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., first time since the last Heritage Festival was held there in 2012. This event is planned in conjunction with the 57th Georgia, 34th Georgia, […]

Douglas Elementary Hosts Secret Santa Appreciation Breakfast

Douglas Elementary Hosts Secret Santa Appreciation Breakfast

Douglas Elementary School hosted a Secret Santa Appreciation Breakfast, Dec. 15, for members of the community that sponsored their initiative to provide families in need with additional help this holiday season.  A total of 19 families were served this year, and out of those families, fifty-five children received items off their wish lists.  “The community […]

One Muslim’s Conversion to Christianity

One Muslim’s Conversion to Christianity

The Rev. Kambiz Saghaey Shares His Testimony at Antioch “A strong Muslim” – that is how the Rev. Kambiz Saghaey described himself to the congregation of Antioch Baptist Church as he spoke to them Sunday morning during their worship service the week before Christmas.  The Rev. Saghaey explained that he was born into the Islamic […]

Dave on Display

Dave on Display

This has been a very big year for David Drake, the superb 19th-century Edgefield artisan also known as Dave the Potter. In April, he entered the South Carolina Hall of Fame; in July, over thirty members of what is thought to be his family came from as far away as Washington, DC, to honor him […]

Tour of Churches, This Weekend – Sunday, December 11th

Tour of Churches, This Weekend – Sunday, December 11th

This year the Edgefield County Historical Society is once again sponsoring the Christmas Tour of Churches in Edgefield.  This annual event will be held on Sunday, December 11th at 3:00 pm, beginning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  A walking tour will then proceed to the Edgefield First Baptist Church, Trinity Episcopal Church and the Edgefield […]

Christmas for Kids – Come One, Come All! — On the Square

Christmas for Kids – Come One, Come All! — On the Square

The Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) is excited to invite everyone to the square Saturday, December 10, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., to celebrate “Christmas for Kids”!  Excitement will fill the square with live, continuous entertainment on the stage.  The schedule includes the W.E. Parker Chorus, the Timmerman Dance Group directed by Liz Jordan, […]

Strom Thurmond Statue Donated to the High School that Bears His Name

Strom Thurmond Statue Donated to  the High School that Bears His Name

Nearly forty years after its creation, a life-size sculpture of Senator Strom Thurmond is being installed at Strom Thurmond High School. The artwork is referred to as a “bas-relief” which is a sculptural technique that uses chiseling so that the sculpted material is raised above the background plane. It was originally made for the Strom […]

Christmas Parade: Poet Laureate Float Remembers Hal. . .

Christmas Parade: Poet Laureate Float Remembers Hal. . .

The new Youth Poet Laureate, Jenny Boylston of Trenton, was featured on the Poet Laureate float in Sunday’s Edgefield Christmas Parade.  Director of the parade, Calvin Henderson, reported in the media that there were 80 entries that showed up out of 100, even in the rain and chill, to make a great hour-long parade. “The Night […]

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