Hanging of the Greens

Please join us for our annual celebration Hanging of the Greens!

Where: Due to weather we will holding the ceremony inside the Bedon-Lucas House at 205 Church Street, Walterboro, SC 29488.

When: December 9th at 2:00pm

For more information contact us at info@cchaps.com or 843-549-9633


2017 Hanging of the Greens

Red Carpet Premiere: The Burnt Church

The premiere of The Burnt Church was a great success. Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated our tribute to a staple in Colleton County. Without you our efforts to preserve and honor our past would not be possible.

Here are some of the amazing pictures from Sunday’s Red Carpet Premiere of The Burnt Church: An Exploration of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease.
This event was made possible by a grant from SC Humanities and the fabulous decorating of Sparkles’ Event Decor and Design, BA Rhode and photographs by Becky Terpstra. You made our event truly red carpet worthy. Thank you!

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We’re so excited about the The Burnt Church: An Exploration of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease’s premiere tomorrow.
This event is free and open to the public.

Although we will, indeed, have a red carpet, there is no dress code – you can envision the Oscars or the MTV Awards or something in between.
If you are interested in your own copy of the documentary, the CD and movie poster will be available for a $25 donation to Pon Pon preservation.
An awesome collection of books and CDs from Savannah River Archeological Research Program will be auctioned and money will go towards Pon Pon preservation.
A framed print of the fabulous Brenkert drone photo of Pon Pon will be auctioned and money dedicated to Pon Pon preservation.

Brenkert Drone Services and Savannah River Archeological Research Program will have displays in the foyer.

The program should last just over an hour. There will be a brief introduction, the film is 37 minutes, and a Q&A session will follow with SC Scholar Dr. David W. Dangerfield, Historical Consultant and Preservationist Dr. Sarah Miller, Film Editor and Co-Producer Sabrina Ariel Shutters and Film Producer Buddy Wingard.

We’ll see you at Hampton Street Auditorium at the Colleton Civic Center (494 Hampton St., Walterboro) on Sunday. Doors open at 2:00, the program will start at 3:00.

Holiday Tour of Homes 2018

The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society presents its annual Holiday Tour of Homes.

Tour date: December 2, 2018.

Check-In: 12:30 pm at The Little Library – 803 Wichman St, Walterboro, SC 29488.

Tour: 1-4 pm.

Homes on tour: 7 homes total and you can visit in any order!

  • The Old Baptist Parsonage
  • Three Fifty
  • The Marvin House
  • The Koger House
  • The Warren House
  • The Dunwoody-Haws House
  • The Penny Floor House

Reception and a visit from SANTA to follow at the Bedon-Lucas House – 205 Church St, Walterboro, SC 29488

Ticket prices: $30 for members. $35 for non-members. You can purchase below or call our office at 843-549-9633.

Tickets (1 per person)


Clemson v. Carolina Tailgate and Oyster Roast


Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society is definitely ready!

Tailgate and Oyster Roast will be hosted by CCHAPS and will take place in the front yards of the Bedon-Lucas House and the Little Library.

Party and Roast are on November 19, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Tickets are available only by advanced purchase. There will not be the availability to buy tickets “at the door.”

Children 12 years and younger are free!

You can purchase your tickets below or call our office at 843-549-9633 or email us at info@cchaps.com

Who will show up more? Clemson Orange or Carolina Garnet?



**Tickets for this event are no longer available. Please call our office at 843-549-9633 for more information.**

Preservation Awards 2018

Our 2018 Preservation Award Ceremony was a great success!

Thank you to everyone who made it out to celebrate the Honorees and their beautiful historic locations.

Check out some highlights from this years event!

See you next year!



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 Grove Place Terrace in Walterboro to celebrate our winners!


Date: May 10, 2018

Location: Orange Grove Place Terrace

  527 Wichman Street

  Walterboro, SC

Time: Reception begins at 6:30 pm and program begins at 7:00 pm.

   Please RSVP to info@cchaps.com or 843-549-9633 for seating purposes.

Honorary Locations: Miss Sallie’s School, St. Vincent Hall, Belk-Hudson Building, and Chapman’s Fort.