Volunteers needed to remove Langford-Nord house siding

BLYTHEWOOD – A major restoration is taking place in town and The Blythewood Historical Society is seeking volunteers to help with it. The Society members will be removing the 1970s metal siding from the historic Langford-Nord House, which is home to the Blythewood Historical Society and Museum (BHSM). “Come help be part of a real […]

Dr. Portia

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Historical Society’s Women’s History Month’s presentation featuring Blythewood’s first female doctor, Dr. Portia Lubchenco, was held at the Doko Manor on Sunday.  Presenters for the program were, from left: organizer of the event Doris Coleman, Blythewood attorney and Dr. Portia researcher Bob Wood and screenplay writer Millie West. The program detailed Dr. […]

Blythewood Historical Society presents Women’s History program March 14

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society will feature Blythewood’s first woman physician, Dr. Portia Lubchenco in its first Women’s History Month celebration set for Sunday, March 14 from 3-5 p.m., at the Doko Manor. A remembrance of the life and legacy of Lubchenco, the first female doctor to practice medicine in Blythewood will be presented […]

BH month program set for Feb. 26

BLYTHEWOOD – In celebration of Black History Month, the Blythewood Historical Society and Museum will host a virtual black history program, “And Still We Rise.” “Due to COVID-19 restrictions and concern for the health and safety of our community, we will not have an in-person event this year,” program director Doris Coleman said. We will […]

Blythewood Historical Society restoring Langford-Nord House

BLYTHEWOOD – Thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Richland County Conservation Commission, members of the Blythewood Historical Society & Museum are beginning the second phase of restoring the 1904 Langford-Nord home at the corner of Main Street and McNulty Road where the Society is housed.  The goal, according Society founding member and officer Frankie […]

BW remembers and thanks veterans

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society’s annual Veterans Day event lived up to the hype. About 200 people turned out in ideal fall weather Sunday afternoon to honor, remember and thank veterans at the Palmetto Citizens Credit Union Amphitheater in Doko Park. As the ceremony opened and the strains of the National Anthem swelled in […]

Native American artifacts on display Sunday

BLYTHEWOOD – The third and final day to explore the Blythewood Historical Society’s fascinating South Carolina Native American prehistory exhibit will be Sunday, Oct. 25, from 3 – 5 p.m., at the Langford-Nord House in downtown Blythewood. Blythewood’s Leland Ferguson, retired Director of the USC department of archeology, organized the exhibit which takes visitors on […]

Veteran’s event planned for Nov. 8

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society & Museum and the Town of Blythewood will host the town’s annual Veterans Day Celebration at Doko Meadows, 171 Langford Road in Blythewood on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 3 – 5 pm. The event will be held outside at the Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union Amphitheater and the park […]

Blythewood Historical Society opens second phase of museum

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society & Museum will host a grand opening of phase two of its museum design at the Langford-Nord House on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 3 – 5 p.m.  Museum officials will meet outside for a short welcome and introduction, then proceed inside in small groups to allow for social distancing, […]

Blythewood to celebrate black history month

BLYTHEWOOD – This year’s Blythewood Black History Event will happen Saturday, Feb. 29, and promises to be a departure from the town’s past black history programs, according to organizer Millie Whittaker. “The theme this year, ‘The Journey: How did we get here?’ will focus on the historical journey of African-Americans through the impact of the […]