History & The Arts

A Nostalgic, Historic, Dinner Theatre. Showing Movies Since 1945. The 25 Drive In Theatre has one of the largest screens on the east coast-100’X50′, Dolby Digital Sound; Relive the days of yesteryear with a trip to the 25 Drive In located...

A simple brick building located at 206 Jeter Street in Edgefield, SC is part of the Edgefield County Historical Society’s living museum of artisans. Every Tuesday through Saturday, visitors can watch a blacksmith forget iron into accessories such as hardware...

Five local artists had the desire and dream to provide a local venue to showcase their art work and that of other artists. They wanted to make this a center for artistic expression and education for everyone in the county....

Justin Guy, resident potter, continues the two-hundred year tradition of making and firing quality pottery made straight from the clays of Edgefield, S.C. Watch the resident potter as he revives the tradition of making Edgefield pottery. Items are available for...

Lander’s Monsanto Art Gallery receives more than 500 visitors each month to view exhibits of Southeastern artists. Exhibits change monthly. The Art Gallery is located inside the Lander University Cultural Center on the university’s campus. It is a wonderful display...

The Native American and Western art collection of Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff was assembled in the 1980s during his extensive travel throughout the American Southwest. It is now displayed in the Abbeville County Library. Dr. Poliakoff desired his significant collection...

Our trip to Greenwood was filled with many good food stories. I should mention that over the course of the weekend, we ended up eating at The Mill House restaurant not once, but two times. We loved our pizzas so...

The story of Black History Month began in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister, Jesse E. Moorland, founded the Association...

What is it about trains that brings out the kid in all of us? The train cars at the Railroad Historical Center in Greenwood, SC and Caboose No. 5759 at The McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House will certainly do the trick. Railroad Historical Center With seven...

The development of railroads was one of the most important phenomena of the Industrial Revolution. With their formation, construction and operation, they brought profound social, economic and political change to our country. Like many small communities across America, the Old...

The McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House is an architectual delight. Known as “The Generals’ House”, the McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House in Abbeville, SC is an excellent example of the Queen Anne style, characterized by towers, turrets, multi-faceted roofs and windows and various textures of exterior material....

Equal Rights: two men + two visions = Freedom for All The Story of Dr. Benjamin Mays & Dr. Martin Luther King Benjamin Elijah Mays was born the youngest of eight children in the community of Epworth in Greenwood County, South Carolina on August 1, 1894....

The proud claim, “We’re sittin’ on a Gold Mine”,is the motto of the town of McCormick, SC and it’s true. Back in 1852, the second richest vein of gold in the state was discovered on the site of the...

In the early days of our nation, the original colonies, with the exception of port cities, were largely unsettled. As settlements grew more populated, the British government divided these unincorporated areas into districts. ...

The value of a train during the industrial boom of American history was infinite. A train carried loved ones home from war, medicine to a diseased child, supplies and gunpowder to a fledgling ragtag military. Trains helped to bridge the...

The Old 96 District is an ideal getaway. An abundance of freshwater coastline offers up ample opportunity for the avid angler, boater, or kayak enthusiast, or those who simply want to enjoy a view of the lake. Wooded...

Downtown Laurens, South Carolina is a historic community with roots that go back to the mid-18th century. Five roads intersect that lead to a charming and vibrant public square that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While...

There’s no shortage of vacation destinations in South Carolina, that’s for sure. Whether you crave culture and crumpets in Charleston, or tee time on the unmatched links of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina can provide a pleasant and memorable...

South Carolina is known for three distinct folk arts and in Edgefield, SC pottery is king. Edgefield Pottery has been around for over 200 years touching many of the residents of the area – either through pottery creation or a...

Whether you have a special affinity for churches because of your religious or spiritual background, or you simply appreciate and embrace the stunning designs of church architects from days gone by, you’ll enjoy visiting (or even attending services) at the...

Exactly what is a "quilt trail?" It is simply any number of quilt panels strewn across the towns and/or countryside, coaxing the viewers from one to the next. They may pay tribute to individuals or honor an organization. But they...