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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

King Academy Uses Old Advertisers To Create

King Academy Uses Old Advertisers To Create

        King Academy, through Helen Mims of Edgefield (a teacher at the Academy), requested some of the old Edgefield Advertiser copies available to the public for various needs.  With the request, the staff learned that something artistic would be happening with the papers.  And it did.  Below one reads in the “Knight […]

Edgefield Christmas Parade – Dec 4th – SAVE THE DATE!

Edgefield Christmas Parade – Dec 4th – SAVE THE DATE!

The 43rd Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade will be on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.   This year the parade will be dedicated to our Edgefield County Law Enforcement Agencies. Bring your family and friends and a comfortable chair!  Enjoy the parade as the small town Christmas spirit fills the air!  One never knows who […]

Mermaid Cast Invites for Tea

Mermaid Cast Invites for Tea

Members of the cast of The Mermaid, a musical that was in production at Strom Thurmond High School last week, entertained many of the young, elementary age girls at tea on Saturday.  It was an exciting time for the children as they heard the cast perform and were able to get their autographs.  And they […]

A Day of Celebration in Memory of Dr. Tina Yarborough

A Day of Celebration in Memory of Dr. Tina Yarborough

After months of planning by her colleagues in the Department of Art at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA, a “Day of Celebration in Memory of Dr. Tina Yarborough” was held on Monday, October 24th.  Dr. Tina Yarborough, a native of Edgefield, SC, died in May 2016 and was buried in Edgefield’s St. Mary’s Catholic cemetery.  […]