Ten years ago, a small group of Laurens County residents banded together to form the Laurens County Museum Association. Within two years their dream of a county-wide museum was a reality.
We now have the opportunity to sow new seed and reap an even bigger harvest as the museum cultivates a new dream to move to a larger location on the Historic Court House Square. The Witherspoon Building will more than quadruple the museum’s space while affording the opportunity to showcase even more of Laurens County’s rich heritage.
From the thousands of years of Native American history to the dedication of Ann Pamela Cunningham to save George Washington’s Mount Vernon; from the soulful blues of Pink Anderson to the Pulitzer Prize winning words of Julia Peterkin; from South Carolina governors to a president of the United States, Laurens County has a fascinating story to tell.
But our captivating history can go unnoticed without your financial help. That’s why we have set the lofty goal of adding 1,000 new supporters over the next 18 months at an average donation level of $50 each. Just as a group of dreamers laid the foundation of our museum ten years ago, we are asking you to become a part of a new dream team as we grow into our spacious new location.
The Friends of the Laurens County Museum, the membership fundraising arm of our organization, invite you to explore and support what the museum has to offer while helping us expand our horizons. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, 100% of your donation is tax deductible.