Category: History

Where is Santa Claus?

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… Continue Reading “Where is Santa Claus?”

Our Christmas Greeting…

First to Strike a Match in Darlington County!

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… Continue Reading “First to Strike a Match in Darlington County!”

Hartsville Graded School / Mt. Pisgah Nursery School

This photograph, circa 1902, shows Hartsville’s first Black School at the corner of Sixth Street and Marion Avenue.  The photo is courtesy of T.B. & Lovis Thomas.  It was printed in the Hartsville Messenger on January 29, 1999 and was a part of a… Continue Reading “Hartsville Graded School / Mt. Pisgah Nursery School”

Document Conservation done on Hidden Treasures

Early this morning, while working on a map file at the  Commission, a Commission staffer and a volunteer came across 17 fragments of parer filed away in plastic sleeves.  The cashe was immediately brought to my attention and the priorities of the day immediately… Continue Reading “Document Conservation done on Hidden Treasures”