News & Events

March 2023 Meeting Information

Beech Island Historical Society Meeting The Beech Island Historical Society will meet Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 7:30PM at the society’s History & Visitors Center located at 144 Old Jackson Highway in Beech Island, SC. Historian George McDaniel will speak on his new book, Drayton Hall Stories: A Place and Its People. McDaniel served as […]

October 2022 Meeting Information

At our meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m., our speaker will be Ren “Warrior Wolf” Herdman, a tribal member of the Appalachian Cherokee Nation, a 501c3 educational tribe located in the Appalachian region of Virginia and a descendant of Jesse Brock, a Cherokee who fought on behalf of the Patriots in the Revolutionary […]

March 2022 Speaker

Old Pictures of Aiken To Be Shown at March Meeting Our last meeting until Fall will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beech Island Historical Society’s History & Visitors Center at 144 Old Jackson Highway in Beech Island, SC.  The speaker will be Allen Riddick, Aiken resident and President […]

Baab Book Available for Order

The second edition of Bill and Bea Baab’s Augusta on Glass, a history of Augusta, Georgia soda water manufacturers, patent medicine men, area potters, beer brewers and more, is available from Amazon at $40 (free shipping). To order the book, go online to and search under books for Augusta on Glass and the information […]

Hammond Cemetery Update

This is the latest update on moving forward on the cemetery land acquisition from the State of South Carolina from Treasurer Turner Simkins. He said the Hammond Cemetery Association, Inc. has applied to the IRS for nonprofit status and are waiting for approval. They were about to have everything completed and begin final budgeting and […]

Country Store Opened for Tour

The Beech Island Country Store was completed in time for the Spring 2019 tour and everyone who stopped by to take a look loved it. The old Coke machine, counter, signs, display case, and newly built shelves full of old store items nearly filled up the inside. Over the summer of 2019 we moved in […]