Society will celebrate its 75th Anniversary with a Gala Reception on Friday evening, September 12, 2014 at its
headquarters, Magnolia Dale, at 320 Norris Street in Edgefield. The event, which will be “black tie optional,”
will begin at 7:00 and feature cocktails and a light supper with musical accompaniment. The public is invited.
Tickets are $50.00 per person and can be obtained by calling the Society at 803-637-2233.
The Edgefield County Historical Society was
founded in 1939 and is one of the oldest societies in the State. Its headquarters are at Magnolia Dale in Edgefield which
it has owned since 1960. It also owns the Joanne T. Rainsford Discovery Center which is operated by the South Carolina National
Heritage Corridor and operates three living history projects: the Old Edgefield Pottery, the Village Blacksmith and Carpenter’s
The Historical Society works with various partners, including the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society, the South Carolina
National Heritage Corridor and other historical societies throughout the region.