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ARTIST OF THE MONTH:

"Com-mu-ni-ty" a fascinating collection of photographic portraits by local artist Jorge Ruiz is on display until the end of April.


RICE CULTURE PRESENTATION

Ahead of this weeks' Colleton County Rice Festival, join us on Thursday, April 24th, at 10:30am for a very special presentation by Glen Roberts of Anson Mills. Glen is a well-known food historian and a rice and grain specialist who is coming to share his knowledge FREE at the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market event space.


FARMERS MARKET GRAND OPENING - Saturday, May 3rd from 10am

Join us for the new season at the farmers market!  It's back and it promises to be the best season ever!  Starting May 3rd every Saturday from 10am - 2pm and every Tuesday from 2pm - 6pm the farmers will be back with fresh, local produce and local crafts on sale.  We will also have hot dogs & popcorn on sale, face painting for the kids, live music AND our new "Taste of the Market" food sampling!


GARDEN FAIRIES & THE MAY POLE - Saturday, May 3rd at 3pm

Sign up now for some fun girl time!  We will be making a fairy garden and introducing your young hands to a little creative gardening before we take a traditional dance around the Maypole as per the Esdorn Hospital traditions.  Girls should be accompanied by an adult & for a ticket price of $15 will get wings & tutus, streamers, items to make a fairy garden AND refreshments!  This event is ideal for ages 5-10 and is limited to 25 participants! Sign up now!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, May 16th & Saturday, May 17th - 8th Annual Walterboro Antiques, History & Art Festival:  Join us on Friday night for the Rockin' Pig opening night of the festival where we will be having a silent & live fundraising auction for 75 individually decorated rocking chairs in-keeping with the Walterboro Rocks! theme.  We will also have a BBQ dinner and live music.  Then join us on Saturday for the Tractor parade through downtown Walterboro & much, much more!


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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