In reference to the recent Post and Courier Real Estate section article “On the Brink of a Boom,” I agree that communities such as Ridgeville value guided growth and the preservation of historical, cultural and national heritage.
Since 2014, the Dorchester Heritage Center has collected thousands of historic documents and artifacts, preserving the stories and heritage of the inland Lowcountry.
In 2021, the center purchased an 81-acre tract of pristine forest and natural wetlands in the Ridgeville area, which we consider the perfect place for our future center.
The Ridgeville community is certainly poised for growth and development.
However, the checklist of necessities for thoughtful development was missing one thing: green space that is protected for the use and enjoyment of both residents and visitors.
Public spaces and cultural amenities are critical to establishing a quality of life that fuels community growth.
Our site is already hosting community events, and we are hard at work on making our vision of walking trails through the wetland forest a reality.
We want to assure the community in Ridgeville and beyond: No matter what shape the inevitable growth and development takes, you will always have a place in Dorchester County to come discover with us.
Dorchester Heritage Center