Cultural Arts Center to host Heritage Day


Anyone with an interest in finding out more about the history of Williamston or sharing their own information or artifacts about the area is invited to attend “Williamston Heritage Day” April 25 at the Artory in Williamston. The event will be held from 10 am to 5 pm.

Heritage Day participants will be able to rent a table to display memorabilia. The table fee is $10 and can be paid in cash or by check. Proceeds from the event will go directly to the Artory, also known as the Palmetto Area Cultural Arts Center, located at 123 Gossett Street.

“This event is open to anyone with an interest in Williamston’s history from the 1800s to present day,” said local historian Connie Barnwell. “It is for anyone who would like to share their heritage in memories, pictures, or artifacts of the widespread community of Williamston.”

The rich history of Williamston is being shared through memories and memorabilia that has been passed through generations of local residents. Among them, tales of energizing spring water; a thriving community of hotels, restaurants and theaters; and a school system reaching unbelievable heights are a few of the most recently told stories to local writer, Susan Martin.

“I am learning fantastic stories about the history of Williamston,” Martin said. “ I am meeting and talking with people from diverse backgrounds. It is a privilege to hear such personal accounts of the past.”

The Artory, the former armory in Williamston, provides space for visual, musical, and theatrical arts as well as private events and social gatherings.

“The history of Williamston is so unique,” said Thomas Addison, chairman of the Artory board. “This heritage day event will be beneficial in passing the legacy of Williamston’s history on to future generations.”

To preregister for the event, to volunteer, or for more information, call Martin at 864-634-0530 or email her at