Society plans quilt events

BLYTHEWOOD – The Historical Society is asking Blythewood Historical Society and Museum members and guests to display their quilt(s) at the Langford-Nord House as the Society invites the community to come view and talk about their favorite quilts and family heirlooms. The event will be held at the Langford-Nord house, Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 […]

Historical Society bringing quilt expo

BLYTHEWOOD — The Blythewood Historical Society is hosting a series of events in October and November celebrating the artistic heritage of local quilts and their stories, as well as efforts to carry the tradition of quilting to future generations. The events will kick off with Quilt Day on Oct, 19, which provides an opportunity for […]

True to Their School

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society and Museum placed a historical marker on the site of the original Blythewood School at 501 Main Street on Friday. On hand to speak at the ceremony were Blythewood Mayor J. Michael Ross, Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson, Society member Jim McLean, Nancy Stone-Collum from the Richland County Conservation […]

Historic school to be marked

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society (BHS) and Museum will place a historical marker on the site of the original Blythewood School at 501 Main Street. The placement is set for Friday, May 24. The building now houses Blythewood Academy. “We are inviting the community to join us for the placing of the marker,” BHS […]

Blythewood war hero recounts combat

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood resident James Lecher, a former Army Ranger and an American hero, was guest speaker at the Blythewood Historical society’s Veteran’s Day program Sunday afternoon. Now retired from the Army, Lecher recounted to guests at the program his experience in Mogadishu, Somalia with Task Force Ranger that was made famous by the book […]

Historical Society sets veterans event

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society and Museum will host the community for a Veterans Day Celebration at the Langford-Nord House on Sunday, Nov. 11. The program will include guest speaker, Blythewood resident Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jim Lechner who has over thirty years’ experience in military and security operations.  He was active in counter insurgency, […]

Historical Society event to help preserve historical churches

BLYTHEWOOD – It was just last spring that a picturesque, community treasure, the Cedar Creek Methodist Church, was taken over by its parent organization, the United Methodist Church, and some who attend the equally picturesque and historic Mt. Zion Church in Blythewood worry that its fate is sealed as well. Some say it’s a matter […]

Love Stories

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood writers who contributed stories to the third volume of the popular State of the Heart – South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love series, were featured guests at a book party held last week at the Langford-Nord House, sponsored by the Blythewood Historical Society. From left, writers Jane Zenger, Pat Robertson, […]

Black History planners seek ideas

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society has formed a committee to plan the next Black History Month celebration to be held on Saturday Feb. 23, 2019. To appeal to the widest audience and include what residents would like to see and hear, a short and simple survey has been put on Survey Monkey and the […]

Historical Society looks for yearbooks

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society & Museum has a goal of collecting and preserving historical documents about our community. One collection is of former Blythewood High School yearbooks. The yearbooks it lacks for the collection include: 1948, 1959,1968, 1969 and the school’s final year, 1970. If you have any of the missing annuals and […]