Become a member of the Beech Island Historical Society and start receiving the benefits of membership immediately. Celebrate Beech Island's unique history and rich diversity! As a member of BIHS, you will enjoy a calendar filled with unique and engaging activities, enlightening lectures and fellowship with people actively involved in collecting and preserving the area's past. To become a member or to renew your membership, please print out the Membership Form and mail it in today.
Dues are $30/year for individuals, $35/year for a family and are due every January 1st. The Society meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM September – March at the Society's office located at 144 Old Jackson Highway. The public is invited to attend.
Membership includes a subscription to Four Centuries and More, an award-winning publication edited by Jackie Bartley and printed every two months. Running from September – March this newsletter provides historical and genealogical information as well as old letters, papers, deeds, plats, maps and pictures.
The Beech Island Historical Society began collecting books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, photographs, and museum objects from its inception. The great majority of the contents of the growing collection that has been developed over the years has been received through the gifts of generous donors. Should you have materials you think might be of interest for inclusion in the Society's holdings, please contact the appropriate staff member listed below in order discuss a potential gift.
Private gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations, and organizations help support the society's educational programs, special projects and general operations. Please consider our valuable contributions to the community at your next opportunity to give. Contact Jackie Bartley or any of the society's board members for details on how your gift can support the Beech Island Historical Society.
The Beech Island Historical Society was organized on March 19, 1985, with the purpose of preserving, protecting and promoting Beech Island’s 300-plus years of history. The society was incorporated in the State of South Carolina on Sept. 9, 1985, and received its non-profit, 501 C (3), tax-exempt status on April 11, 1988, with Federal ID no. 57-0806852. Donations to the BIHS are tax-deductible.