We are excited to update citizens on the progress of our new Darlington County Museum. This 9,000 sq. ft. museum addition is the gift of Carolyn “Bet” Norment Phillips who left an estate bequeath of $4 million dollars to the Historical Commission for the purpose of building a county museum in 2019. Bet’s love of history and her commitment to Darlington County is to the benefit of us all. Construction is slated to begin in early 2021.

Carolyn “Bet” Norment Phillips
First Step

To begin, the fence had to go…

As we move towards the construction company beginning to work onsite, there are a few things that we must do.  Removing the “old jail” fence was one of those things.  Stay tuned as more information about our groundbreaking will be posted soon.

March 2, 2022

Groundbreaking for the  new Darlington County Museum

Over 200 people gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Darlington Coutny Museum.  The addition will be 8080 sq ft and will be located at 204 Hewitt Street, Darlington, SC.

March 17, 2022

 Site Flyovere and Conditions of the

Construction Video #1

This video is the first of many that will document the construction of our new Darlingtonn County Museum. Our Architect has secured the services of Multivista and they will be regularly taking video and photographs of the entire construction process. We are excite to be able to share this coverage with each of you.

March 29, 2022

Mobilization and the Building Layout

This slideshow documents the staking out of the building and the mobilization of the construction company.

April 27, 2022

Documents the site work and prep for digging our footers

The foundation is the most critical part of any building project.  This video shows the beginning of the site work that will make way for the digging of our footers.