Events & Exhibits

Edisto Island Art Guild Exhibit – Tuesday, June 6th through Saturday, September 2nd.

“Standing in the Shadows of Motown” (the story of James Jamerson and the Funk Brothers) – Friday, June 23 (6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, June 24th (1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.) at the Jane Edwards Elementary School (1960 Jane Edwards Rd., Edisto Island).  Free and open to the public.  Guest speakers are Mr. Osei Chandler, National Public Radio, Dr. Karen Chandler, Charleston Jazz Initiative, Prof. Jason Johnson, Savannah State University.  Jamerson was a native of Edisto Island and gained fame as a member of the Funk Brothers.  He played on @ 95% of Motown recordings between 1962 and 1968, including songs by Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops, the Supremes, the Temptations and Marvin Gaye among others.

EIHPS Lecture – “Native American Artifacts of Edisto Island” – Wednesday, July 19th, 7:00 p.m. at the New First Missionary Baptist Church’s Historic Sanctuary (1644 Highway 174).  Join us for an interactive, hands-on program led by Whit Russell as he shares with us numerous artifacts that help tell the story of Edisto’s native Americans.  This program is free and open to the public and will be especially appealing to families with children.

2017 Edisto & Beyond Annual Tour of Historic Plantations, Churches and Graveyards – Saturday, October 14th, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Join us for this popular annual event featuring nine historic properties:  Summit Plantation, Swallow Bluff Plantation, the Pink House, Windsor Plantation, Grimball Plantation Ruins, Trinity Church, Old First Baptist Church, the Presbyterian Church on Edisto and Zion Reformed Episcopal Church.  Tour ticket order forms will be mailed to EIHPS members in late June and tickets will go on sale to EIHPS members only on July 11th.   If there are any tickets left, they will go on sale to the general public on August 8th.  We are unable to take phone orders. Tickets are non-refundable.

2017 Edisto & Beyond Tour Reception for Docents and Tour Artist – Friday, September 29th, 5:30 – 6:30 at the Museum.  This event is open to all of our members.


Visit the Gift Shop

Before you leave the museum, spend some time in our gift shop. we have a special section of books, games and toys for children as well as adults. We also feature a wide selection of one-of-a-kind, hand-made crafts from local artisans, including jewelry, pottery, wood carvings and paintings. And, because we're a non-profit organization, there's no sales tax so you save money while supporting a worthy cause. we hope to see you soon!

Contact Us

Address: 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road
Edisto Island, SC 29438

Phone: 843.869.1954
Fax: 843.869.2754