What’s in the Basement? Collections from the Bedon-Lucas House in Walterboro

The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society will create a series of small rotating exhibits that will be curated from historic materials that are now stored in the basement of the historic Bedon-Lucas House. Some of these artifacts have never been displayed. The first exhibit is entitled “Let’s Eat: Collections from the Bedon-Lucas House” and will open on July 16, 2019. South Carolina Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant.

There will be a grand opening of “Let’s Eat” with a ribbon cutting and champagne reception on July 16 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Bedon-Lucas House ( 205 Church St, Walterboro, SC 29488). The Colleton County Historical Preservation Society anticipates that each new exhibit will be on display for two months, and they hope to have at least two exhibits (possibly three) on display in 2019.

The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society preserves historical materials, encourages protection of historic buildings, promotes an appreciation of Colleton County’s architectural assets, and places historical markers at important sites. More information can be found at: http://cchaps.com/.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.

Picture of the Bedon-Lucas House courtesy of Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society