Enslaved Members of Trinity Documents Found

An important and historical discovery has been made! Several pages from the Church Register from the 1840s that document the names of the enslaved communicants who were baptized, married and confirmed as members of Trinity of Abbeville. As we sift through the documents, we will release more pages as we find them.  This is an […]

READ MORE
Historic Wyche Derrick House

Historic Wyche Derrick House Under Contract

Preservation South Carolina is proud to announce success in finding the future caretakers of the Wyche Derrick House, located in Prosperity, SC. Tom and Janis Lewis signed a contract to purchase the historic property this week and will commence the process of restoration this spring. They, along with their daughter Bonnie, will make this their […]

READ MORE

Preservation SC, SC Sacred Spaces, and the Search for History

Preservation SC joins church members and local historians as we visit one of the most historic churches in the upcountry of South Carolina, Cedar Springs Church near Abbeville, SC. Join us as we explore the surrounding forest for the original 1779 cemetery. Check out the Cedar Springs Cemetery Discovery Squad in action, watch the video!

READ MORE

Preservation Honor Award: Restoration Garvey-Garvin House – Bluffton, SC

Preservation SC Director Michael Bedenbaugh stands with Governor Henry McMaster to hand out the Preservation Honor Award for the Restoration Garvey-Garvin House to Mayor Lisa Sulka, Town of Bluffton; Councilman Paul Sommerville, Beaufort County;Michael Riffert, Construction Consultants; Betty Prime, Meadors, Inc.; Kalen McNabb, Meadors, Inc.; Erin Schumacher, Town of Bluffton; Brian Osborne, Town of Bluffton. […]

READ MORE
Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church

‘South Carolina’s Sacred Spaces’: Book seeks to preserve rural churches as attendance drops

By Kristina Rackley – The Aiken Standard – Aug 22, 2018 Preservation South Carolina is releasing a new photo book in hopes of protecting the increasing number of rural, historic churches facing closings and demolitions. “South Carolina’s Sacred Spaces” was photographed and written by Bill Fitzpatrick, a freelance photographer who picked up photographing landmarks as a hobby. […]

READ MORE

Can South Carolina’s ghost towns see their spirits revived?

From the Post Courier article By Hannah Alani – In the backwoods of Newberry County, Michael Bedenbaugh waded through thick brush and stepped over tree limbs in his rubber-soled sandals. His hand touched the crumbling, reddish brown brick facade of a late 19th century building. This was likely a general store, or maybe a bank, the […]

READ MORE