"FDR DISCUSSES D-DAY"
Join us for a very special guest speaker in Dr. Fritz Hamer, former Professor of History at USC & current Chief Curator at the SC State Museum. Dr. Hamer will present "D-Day & South Carolina" at the VETERAN'S VICTORY HOUSE on Sidneys Rd. on Tuesday, September 9th at 5.30pm. Enjoy this very unique view of D-Day in the distinguished company of our nations' war veterans. There will also be a powerful exhibit of photography and D-Day facts throughout the month at the museum. Join us in remembering this great & noble undertaking 70 years on.
Sponsored by The Humanities Council SC & Colleton Museum & Farmers Market.
THE OLD COLLETON FAIR & CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
Join us on Saturday, September 20th from 6pm-9pm at the Colleton Fair in celebration of the fair that came to town back in 1913! We will have lots of fair stalls, entertainers, music and food that will be hosted alongside the Cornhole Tournament. 20 teams of two will compete for the "Colleton Cornhole Champions" tag against the backdrop of the fair. Team entry is $25 & applications are being accepted on a first come, first served basis until September 10th. Download your application here!
Come support your community & help raise money for the programs of The Colleton Museum & Farmers Market and The Colleton County Arts Council.
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, 9am - 3pm - 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! Click here for more
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.
Come See Us!
506 E. Washington St.
Walterboro, SC 29488
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.
Visit us on Facebook and Twitter!