Our vision is an inland Lowcountry where everyone has knowledge of our extraordinary and unfolding history, with great schools enriched by immersive learning experiences, where individuals and communities are connected by a deep appreciation of place and each other, and all recognize that we are part of a larger story – our story.
On Highway 78 just outside of Ridgeville sits 81 acres of land holding wetlands, pristine forest, and green space. This parcel of land will soon welcome county residents and visitors to its museum, event space, green space and walking trails. Most importantly, the space will reflect the best of Dorchester County: its rich history, natural beauty, and the interconnectedness of our community.
The new, approximately 20,000-square-foot center will house event space, a state-of-the-art environmentally protected archives vault, a genealogy library, a 7,000 square-foot museum exhibit space and a recording studio, where the histories of Dorchester County residents as told in their own words can be captured, preserved, and shared.