Museum Open House

WINNSBORO – Katherine Goff, one of Laurens Livings’ piano students who entertained at the Fairfield County Museum’s annual Christmas Open House, performed on the museum’s rosewood parlor piano which was built in 1854 and belonged to Drucilla Feaster Lyles of Fairfield County.

Parades, tree lightings, markets, plays, shopping and more ahead

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – While shopping Fairfield stores is already in full swing, the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce is upping the game with its annual Shop Fairfield First program that starts Friday, Dec. 6.. Participating merchants in downtown Ridgeway and Winnsboro will receive signup slips to be filled out by the customer when making a […]

Fairfield honors nine of its own

WINNSBORO – It was a cold, bright sunny morning. Big band music from the 1940’s wafted across the lawn as guests gathered and took their seats in a half circle in front of the World War II memorial on the Green of the Mt. Zion Institute The ceremony began with the posting of the colors, […]

Flags to mark veterans’ graves

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – This year ahead of Veterans’ Day, volunteers are placing nearly 1,500 flags on veterans’ graves around Fairfield County, said Suzanne Johnson, a regular volunteer for the county’s museum, genealogy society, and historical society. Johnson, who is coordinating the effort, says it mirrors what is done at national cemeteries in the U.S. (including […]

Adopt a cemetery for Veteran’s Day

WINNSBORO – In honor of the upcoming Veterans’ Day on November 11, the Fairfield County Genealogy Society and the Fairfield County Museum plan to place flags on the graves of veterans at Fairfield County cemeteries. “To do this, we will need many volunteers,” Pelham Lyles, Director of the Museum, said. “We’re looking for merchants, organizations, […]

Museum Open House

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Historical Museum hosted the community for its annual Christmas Open House on Sunday afternoon. To the delight of those attending, there were musical presentations, a décor enhanced by holiday greenery provided by the several garden clubs in Fairfield County as well as a table of holiday confections. Museum Director Pelham […]

Museum Open House set for Dec. 2

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Historical Museum will host its annual old-fashioned Christmas open house on Dec. 2, the first Sunday in December, from 3 – 5 p.m. The 1830 Museum will be decorated for the season in period fashion by partnering garden clubs and volunteers from the Fairfield County Historical Society. The lower rooms […]

Author brings book home to Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – Nelle and John Gettys Smith and their children Gettys, Spenser, and Ora, moved to Hilton Head Island in 1963 to take over the work of Charles Frazier who was developing the Sea Pines community. These many years later, Nelle, 86, and now a widow, and her daughter Ora have collected their memories of […]

Mushroom Stations

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Museum Director Pelham Lyles visits with Bill Edwards under the ferro concrete ‘mushrooms’ behind Sion Church in downtown Winnsboro. Edwards’ grand uncle, James Minor Workman, was the architect who designed the ‘mushrooms’ as prototypes for service stations that were constructed across the nation in the beginning days of America’s love affair […]

Museum Rings in Season

WINNSBORO – Every year, the Fairfield County Museum’s annual holiday open house heralds the Fairfield community’s Christmas season. And so it did once more on Sunday evening with music and refreshments in the midst of the museum’s many treasures. The garden clubs of Winnsboro and the surrounding area had lavishly festooned the halls and rooms […]