Museum Musings

For those visiting the Darlington County Historical Commission, in order to protect the public and our employees… If you have any flu/cold-like symptoms (headaches, loss of energy/fatigue, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, vomiting,  or diarrhea) and have a fever, please do not enter the Historical Commission. If you are presenting these symptoms, you […]
The Darlington County Historical Commission receives $4 million donation By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net After Carolyn “Bet” Norment Phillips of Darlington passed away last March, the reading of her last will and testament revealed a big surprise – a $4 million bequest that will secure the history of her beloved Darlington County for decades to […]
The Christmas greetings letter is a special way of touching the heart of friends and families, and the aim behind writing it is to reach out to them on this special occasion. The letter is a way to wish them all the best and good luck for rest of year. Christmas is a festival of […]
In 1826, John Walker, an English chemist and druggist from Stockton on Tees, discovered through lucky accident that a stick coated with chemicals burst into flame when scraped across his hearth at home. He went on to invent the first friction match. Until the first half of the nineteenth century, the process by which fire […]