Edisto Island Museum
Edisto Island, SC
In 1986, a small group of Edisto residents gathered to found the Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society (EIHPS), whose mission is to preserve the history of Edisto Island. EIHPS held its first “Plantation and Church” tour in February 1986, as part of a golf tournament package at Fairfield Ocean Ridge resort. Arranged for spouses, the bus tour took participants to the Old First Baptist Church, Cassina Point Plantation, Oak Island Plantation, the Edisto Island Presbyterian Church, Middleton Plantation, Trinity Episcopal Church, and on a short driving tour of the Island. The tour continued to be in conjunction with the Fairfield golf tournament until October 1989, when EIHPS sponsored its first “Edisto’s Golden Age” tour, a self-guided driving tour with sites open from 10:00 to 5:00. In 2002, the “Golden Age Tour” became “Edisto & Beyond.” Held on the second Saturday in October, “Edisto & Beyond” is EIHPS’s largest fundraiser of the year and a cherished Island tradition.
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