Category: Historical Events

CCHAPS Preservation Awards

Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society presents its annual Preservation Awards. Preserving history in Colleton County is what CCHAPS is about. It is our highest honor to present awards to the homeowners who enhance their homes while keeping with Colleton County History. This will be a year you will not want to miss! Come join us May 10, 2018 at Orange…

2018 Amazing History Race

The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society is hosting their first Amazing History Race! The Amazing History Race is a fun-filled, family-friendly event with a live band, games, and food. We will have an Amazing History Race (like the TV show!) showcasing Colleton County history and some of our historical sites. Come and join in the fun and learn about…

George Washington Visits in May of 1791

George Washington, on his southern tour in May of 1791, was entertained at Duharra Plantation, home of Congressman O’Brien Smith, who served in the General Assembly, the State Senate, and was the second President of the Hibernian Society of Charleston. Mr. Smith is buried in the churchyard of St. Bartholomew’s Parish Church, later known as Pon Pon Chapel.