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ARTIST OF THE MONTH:

This month we are featuring the bright, bold and abstract art of Walterboro native, Jamie Avant.  Jamie has traveled extensively throughout the US honing her gift and selling her artwork, with particular success in San Francisco, CA.  Her interests stretch through all forms of art, with this exhibit focusing on her work as a painter.  Be sure to drop by and see it for yourself.

"Let's Talk About It" - Book Discussion Series

Throughout the month of July the Colleton Museum in partnership with the Colleton Memorial Library will be hosting a book discussion series based on nationalism and the Civil War.  Every Tuesday evening there will be a discussion on one of the books with a scholar.  Click here to find out more.


FARMERS MARKET NOW OPEN!!!

The Farmers Market season has begun and your local farmers are bringing their fresh produce down every Saturday from 10am-2pm & Tuesdays from 2pm-6pm.  Locally made crafts are also available - this year has seen another increase in popularity from both customers & vendors so be sure to be a part of it.  To find out more please click here!


Perseverance, Vision & Duty: The B-25 Exhibit:  We are exhibiting a great selection of fascinating artifacts, photographs and models which pay homage to the B-25 bomber and 57th Bomb Wing that crippled the infrastructure and manufacturing facilities of the Axis forces during World War II.  Be sure to pay a visit and pay your respects to all those who served to deliver freedom in this, the 70th Year since D-Day.   Find the exhibit in the entrance hall to the Lowcountry Regional Airport terminal.  This exhibit was possible due to the kind donations of Barbara Ennis Connolly.


Saturday, October 11th - The 2nd Annual Fiber Fair was such a massive success, we just had to bring it back!  We look forward to having more vendors and more demonstrations fueled by last years great success.  Mark your calendars!


The Colleton Museum & Farmers Market is located at 506 E.Washington Street in the heart of downtown, Walterboro, SC, known as the “Front Porch of the Lowcountry.”  Admission is free and group tours are welcome, however, calling ahead is preferred.


The Farmers Market is open from May until the end of October on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information or to schedule a group tour, call us at (843) 549-2303


The Gift Shop showcases gifts which represent the history and culture of Colleton County. The Colleton Museum Gift Shop is open during Museum hours.  Featuring the byline of the Museum with art, nature, and history items, it features children’s animal puppets, garden gifts, locally made goat’s milk soap, unique jewelry, recycled items, local books, and much more.

Colleton Museum & Farmers Market Awards


2012 Paul & Jacob Walter Award given by the Colleton County Historical & Preservation Society for Adaptive Use of an Historic Building


2012 J. Mitchell Graham Award presented by the South Carolina Association of Counties to the County (Colleton County) that has Excelled in Governmental Performance During the Past Fiscal Year.  For the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market project.


2012 Achievement Winner given by the National Association of Counties.  Award presented to Colleton County, SC, for its program, Museum/Farmers Market, in recognition of an effective and innovative program which contributes to and enhances County Government in the United States.


2012 American Planning Association, South Carolina Chapter, Award for Outstanding Planning Project, Small Jurisdiction.  Presented to Colleton County Museum & Farmers Market, Colleton County.

Staff Contacts:


Gary Brightwell  Director


Jill Chadwick, Assistant Director


Matt Mardell, Program Coordinator


Eartha Cunningham, Events Coordinator


Ted Chewning, Farmers Market Manager


Glenda Morris, Museum Clerk

Come See Us!

506 E Washington St, Walterboro, SC, 29488
Location

506 E. Washington St.
Walterboro, SC  29488

Phone: 843-549-2303
Fax: 843-549-5775


Email:museum@colletoncounty.org


Museum Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Noon until 6 p.m.
Wed. -- Fri: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m - 2 p.m.

The mission of the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market is to preserve and promote the historical, natural, cultural, and agricultural heritage of Colleton County through the care and conservation of collections, research, interpretation, exhibitions and educational programs.

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