2014 SC Humanities Festival - March 6th-9th
We are delighted that the SC Humanities Council has asked Colleton County to host the 2014 Humanities Festival. This festival will draw in a huge crowd from across the state for 3 days of events, seminars and various other activities pertaining to the humanities. We have a diverse program of free events as well as some exclusive offerings never held here before. Visit our dedicated page where you can browse the event brochure, purchase your tickets and even reserve your seats at the events you wish to attend. Just click here for more!
Thursday, April 3rd at 5:00PM - Horticulturalist Jenks Farmer will be here to sign his book "Deep Rooted Wisdom" with an informal "Q&A session" & light refreshments. This is a HUGE honor to welcome Jenks, who is well known for his amazing knowledge, wry humor and loving heart. Come join us! ***Click here for 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.
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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.
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