Museum Musings

Today, as I sit to write this article at the request of the Darlington News and Press, I am extremely honored that our first column coincides with Black History Month.  Over the past year, we have been focusing on collections management and digging deep within our collections to research material for our new Museum.  We are making a concerted effort to balance the narrative and […]
The FIRST African-American sheriff in Darlington County was Thomas C. Cox. Cox, a freeborn native of Charleston, SC, was elected as sheriff of Darlington County in July 1868 and served 2 consecutive terms, ending in 1876.  Cox came to Darlington to teach, and served as the first teacher of African-American students at Wilson School on […]
Out of our commitment to the citizens of Darlington County and to help stop the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the Darlington County Historical Commission and Museum is CLOSED until further notice.  Thank you for your understanding and patience as we do our part to help mitigate the spread of the virus.
Out of our commitment to the citizens of Darlington County and to help stop the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the Darlington County Historical Commission and Museum will be closed to the public until March 31st. We will evaluate the situation and adjust our schedule then. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we do […]
After work on Monday evening, Mom and I found ourselves crawling around in the bottom of a newly dug drainage ditch that borders the adjacent landowner to my west. When I see fresh dirt, there is something that wells up inside of me, that compels me to check it out. I am not sure if […]