Dorchester County Historical Society




 Dear Members,

I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful summer. It has been a busy one at the museum. 

On Monday, May 28th, a Memorial Day Ceremony was held at the DCA & HC in honor of all veterans and military personnel. It was an awesome sight to see members of the Patriot Guard Riders as they stood at attention, holding American Flags around the perimeter of the tent as though they were protecting the veterans underneath. The Joint Air Force Base presented the colors. Mayor Anne Johnston set the tone for the day as she welcomed all and spoke about the tragedies of war. Our keynote speaker Brigadier General Henry Taylor spoke on repatriation and the soldier. Edsel Taylor, board member, read the names of those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. A wreath was placed on the memorial monument by the local DAR and in conclusion, the bugler played Taps. Tears were shed as comrades were remembered.

After the ceremony, the newly developed Veterans Exhibit was unveiled. Thank you to everyone that donated items that are featured in the exhibit. Special thanks to David and Sharon Dement for their help. Director Claire Mizell worked diligently on a photo display that included pictures of Dorchester County Veterans. If you are a veteran and have not sent in your information, please do so.

Our upcoming meeting is Thursday, August 9th, 7 PM at the DCA & HC. Our guest speaker is our very own historian, Dean McCracken. He will speak about South Carolinian/Georgian; Dr, Francis Marion Robertson (1806-1892) who was a captain in Florida during the Second Seminole Indian War (1835-1842) and later served in the confederacy (1861-1865) as a surgeon.

Come out and bring a friend. See you on August 9th.
                                                                                                                      Phyllis Hughes
                                                                                                                      DCHC President


DCHS & DCA&HC Memberships

Membership into the Dorchester County Archives & History Center is separate from being a member of the DCHS.

At this time, Charter Membership into the DCA & HC has been extended through the end of 2016. As a charter member, your name will be placed on a plaque that will be hung in the center. Charter membership is $100.00. If you would like to join, you can do so by sending a check to DCA & HC, 101 Ridge Street, St. George, SC 29477.  I urge you to join and be a part of this very important endeavor.

Note: All present members who join the DCA&HC in 2014, 2015 or 2016 all dues are paid up through Dec 2017.



Lifetime   $250 (One time only)
Annual     $25 (Due February)


                Charter     $100.00 (Through Dec. 2015)
                Annual      $50.00 (Due 1 Jan.)
                Teachers  $25.00 (
Due 1 Jan.)
                Students   $25.00 (Due 1 Jan.)

      DCA&HC Membership Benefits:
          1. Unlimited research during hours of operation
Printed family histories every 3 years (provided the
           information is given)
          3. Annual reception honoring members


Once again in an effort to reduce printing and mailing costs we are requesting that you allow us to send the quarterly newsletter to you via email or that you download it from our website (see Newsletter page).  Presently it cost approximately $0.74 to print and mail each copy.   If you are willing to receive the newsletter via email please provide your email address to the Corresponding Secretary at the address below and put in the subject line "UDCHS Address". Thank you for your continued support.  


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