A Holiday Evening at the Fairfield Museum

WINNSBORO – Friends of the Fairfield County Museum attended the museum’s annual open house, held Dec. 3. The evening featured Christmas greenery, fine food and great music. The town’s three garden clubs decorated the downstairs of the museum with live Christmas greenery, Michele Taylor whipped up a table-full of Christmas confections (and poured the punch), […]

Fairfield Museum gets new sign

WINNSBORO – “The sign was an idea I had for a long time,” said the Fairfield County Museum’s Director Pelham Lyles. “Then Winnsboro Town Manager Jason Taylor, who was then the County Administrator, urged me to go ahead and hire a graphics company. So I did. The result is fabulous and so fitting for the […]

New walking tour guide includes town’s history

WINNSBORO – “Just since the beginning of summer, we have given out almost 5,000 brochures, Fairfield County Museum Director Pelham Lyles said of the newly printed Winnsboro, South Carolina Historic Walking Tour Guide & Map. First created by Lyles in the 1970’s, the walking tour brochure has since undergone many updates and re-printings. The information […]

Garden Girls

WINNSBORO – Approximately 20 members of two Winnsboro garden clubs – Anemone Garden Club and Town & County Garden Club – gathered Sunday, Nov. 15 to plant two apple trees and a fig tree in the lot behind the Fairfield County Museum. The clubs’ combined goal is to start a community orchard, planting several fruit […]

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 […]

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