The Bible that Stopped a Yankee Bullet

He fell and by the visible damage to his jacket was thought to have been killed. Stunned, he eventually shook off the chock to reveal that the Bible in his pocket had stopped the bullet. The minnie ball entered the lower right corner of the Bible and was stopped in Second Kings, thus saving his life.

Society Gives $4000 to the Commission supporting “Year of Conservation”

he Darlington County Historical Society presented the Darlington County Historical Commission with a $4000.00 donation today for the full restoration of a portrait within their collection. This donation is in honor of the Commissions most audacious undertaking since it was created in 1965 – a “Year of Conservation.”

A New Courthouse Dedicated, 1873.

“Today in History” we remember that on this date Friday, May 16 1873, Darlington County residents celebrated the completion and dedication of their “New” Court House. The first first session of court was held in it on June 2nd, Judge C.P. Townsend presided.

A YEAR OF CONSERVATION

This campaign will begin an intense and dedicated effort to focus on document conservation here at the Historical Commission. Beginning June 1, we are kicking off a “Year of Conservation.”   This campaign will begin an intense and dedicated effort to focus on document conservation here at the Historical Commission. For years, the focus of…