Town Green, Cheraw South Carolina
The first library in Chesterfield County was organized around 1800 in the town of Chatham, as Cheraw
was known until 1821. There is no record of what happened to this first library, but in 1855 the Cheraw Lyceum was organized and immediately began to collect books for a library. The library was reestablished after the Civil War, but with money for neither books nor personnel it faded away. In 1923 with the permission of the last officers of the Cheraw Lyceum, the books from the Civic League Hall were transferred to the Lyceum building. The Lyceum building was a charming little red brick building erected between the years of 1824-34. The Lyceum contains exhibits depicting Cheraw's history. The building was built as a chancery court, but was used over the years as the Lyceum meeting room, library, the 1st telegraph office and both confederate and Union quartermasters off ice. Items are from the steamboat era, the Confederate War, Dizzy Gillespie and the Cheraw Indians.
Other History nearby:
(Stateburg) Church of the Holy Cross
(Darlington) Darlington County Museum
(Florence) Florence Museum/Timrod Park & Shrine
(Kelleytown) Jacob Kelley House
(Hartsville) John L Hart Cottage
(Lake City) Moore Memorial Museum
06/19 Coming to The Cheraw area
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Spoleto Festival Charleston SC May24-June9 Spoleto Festival has firmly established itself as one of the world’s major arts festivals and as one of the most significant arts organizations in the Southeast.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.