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Kaminski House Museum to host Wedding Showcase Feb. 23

The annual Wedding Showcase held at the Kaminski House Museum in Georgetown is for brides and grooms planning their wedding day. (Photo courtesy of the Kaminski House Museum)

You may be ready to say, “I do,” but before your wedding, there’s much to do.

To help brides- and grooms-to-be in making those decisions for the big day, Georgetown’s Kaminski House Museum is gearing up for its annual Wedding Showcase, set for Sunday, Feb. 23, from 1–4 pm. 

The lawn and the Kossove Terrace will feature florists, caterers, rental companies and other businesses providing wedding-related services to make wedding-day dreams come true for couples planning one of the most important days of their lives.  The showcase will feature a $5,000 Wedding Day Prize Package and drawings for bridal gifts and prizes.  The Wedding Day Prize Package includes the museum’s $1,500.00 rental for the lawn and the Kossove Terrace, discounts on wedding cakes, a free two-night stay in Baxter’s Brewhouse Inn, and other wedding-related gifts.

Ten couples from throughout the Hammock Coast and the Grand Strand will be asked to submit their special stories of how they met, how their romance progressed and how he/she proposed. All 10 love stories will be on display at the showcase and attendees to the event will be asked to vote on their favorite love story.  The winner of the prize package will be announced at the conclusion of the Wedding Showcase.

The event will also feature a fashion show hosted by Indigo Blue Events & Design and will present bridal fashions by The Dressing Room of Pawleys Island at 4 p.m. Floral arrangements and tablescapes will be on display and feature the design talents of Greenskeeper Florist of Pawleys Island. A special exhibition of vintage wedding gowns from the collection of Melissa Levey will be on display inside the Kaminski House Museum. The special showing may be viewed with admission to the Kaminski House during daily tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 pm. 

Participating vendors include ART Catering and Events, Carolina Limousine, The Dressing Room, Greenskeeper Florist, Indigo Blue Events & Design, Make My Day Photo Booth, Middle Child Photography, Pawleys Island Bakery, Wedgefield Country Club, and more. Sponsors for the event include theknot, Eventworks, Gator 107.9, MC Sound, Light & Video, and 101.1 FM.

“There are some special treats for our brides at this event. Carolina Limousine will be available to take brides on the Wedding Trolley along Front Street,” said Kaminski House Museum Deputy Director Kim Leatherwood. “MC Kevin Jayroe will point out local B&Bs, Airbnbs, sites for rehearsal dinners and other special venues in the downtown area that make historic Georgetown one of the best wedding destination sites in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Joseph Baxter, proprietor of Baxter’s Brewhouse and Inn, will have an open house for brides after the Wedding Showcase on the lawn of the Kaminski House Museum. He will allow guests to sample his handcrafted beers and root beers.”

Tickets for the Wedding Showcase are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the event. Tickets are available online at the museum’s website KaminskiMuseum.org. You may reserve tickets by calling the museum’s office at 843-456-7706.

Constructed circa 1769, the Kaminski House was home to many prominent Georgetown residents. The home’s pre-Revolutionary War architectural details are an elegant background to the varied interiors that help bring to life Harold and Julia Kaminski, the home’s last residents. Mrs. Kaminski left the house and its contents to the City of Georgetown upon her death in 1972. Located at 1003 Front St., the Kaminski House Museum is open Monday–Saturday with guided tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The costs of tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and over and $6 for children 6-17. Children under 5 will be admitted free. 

Baxter’s Brewhouse Inn Bed & Brew

Phone:  (843) 997-4812
Website:  https://baxtersbrewhouseinn.com/
Address:  824 Prince St, Georgetown, South Carolina 29440













South Carolina’s first Bed and Brew, Baxter’s Brewhouse Inn is just like a Bed and Breakfast, but with amazing world class brews available for guests. Our old historic house at the corner of Prince and Orange is in the best spot for walking downtown to historic Front Street in Georgetown, SC. Enjoy your stay with us!

Fill Your Sails with History in Georgetown, SC

Fill Your Sails with History in Georgetown, SC

By Kimberly Duncan

Georgetown - 06-01-14 (7t)Studies have documented growing interest among travelers in tourism opportunities that protect the environment and showcase local cultures. More than ever, people enjoy traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that authentically represent fascinating stories and people of the past, and the slice of the Lowcountry south of Myrtle Beach has a rich store of history to explore.

The entirety of Georgetown County – which also includes southern Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island and Andrews – is packed with historic and eco-friendly attractions but – for sake of space – this article will focus only on the charming port city of Georgetown. Located on the southernmost tip of the Grand Strand, it was among the nation’s busiest seaports in Colonial times. A four-by-eight block grid is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. And there are five – yes, five! – museums within easy walking distance one from another.

  • Georgetown County Museum sits in the heart of the downtown waterfront district, a block off Front at 120 Broad Street. One of the best small museums anywhere, the facility plays host to an array of history exhibits and programs. An exceptional collection of everyday objects chronicles daily life through almost three centuries of local history. Impressive traveling exhibits spice things up on a rotating basis. Find details at GeorgetownCountyMuseum.com.
  • The Kaminski House Museum is a must – especially for those interested in architecture and antiques. English and American furniture dates from the early 1700s. More than a few pieces are of national and international significance. Constructed in 1769 by a wealthy merchant for his daughter, the home sits on the bank of the Sampit River and anchors the west end of Front Street. The front yard, overhung with massive old oaks, is as beautiful as the old home itself. Check out KaminskiMuseum.org.
  • The SC Maritime Museum at 729 Front Street celebrates the rich maritime history of Georgetown and the whole of the SC. The building is one of few that survived a devastating fire in September of 2013 – a fire that burned nearly an entire block of historic structures. This is a highly recommended stop for anyone who enjoys nautical history, ships, and the deep blue sea. Sail over to SCMaritimeMuseum.org.
  • From the area’s earliest settlements to the twentieth century, rice cultivation dominated lifeTown Clock in the Lowcountry. Explore the story through dioramas, maps, artifacts and other exhibits at the Rice Museum. Known locally as home to the Town Clock, it is an iconic symbol of Georgetown. There’s an impressive art gallery, too. Research details at RiceMuseum.org.
  • The Gullah Museum at 123-7 King Street provides a rich education about the history of the Gullah/Geechee people – descendants of African slaves – who inhabit the southeastern Atlantic coastal region. To say these people played a significant role in everything from southern cuisine to farming and religion, education, politics and culture, is understatement at its finest. Call 843.527.1851 to ask questions.

Each museum has its own gift shop and every single one is stocked stem to stern with an array of gifts, jewelry, art, decorative home accents, unique Lowcountry gifts, books and more. If you can’t find time to tour each of the five museums, at least stop to shop!

Independent of area rivers, nearby beaches, abundant golf, gardens, state parks and old plantation homes, Georgetown’s museums alone are worthy of a long weekend getaway. The city and the county is rich in history and alive with excitement! There’s a warm welcome waiting for you during cool weather months on The Hammock Coast of SC. Start daydreaming and planning at HammockCoastSC.com.


Mardi Gras Parades and Party! SC Maritime Museum

02/12/2013 12:00 PM – 07:30 PM

Grab your beads and your boas and gather your Krewes.

The South Carolina Maritime Museum is planning two Mardi Gras walking parades and a “fun”draiser Mardi Gras party for Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

The walking parades are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and will take place on the sidewalk along Front Street and on the Harborwalk in historic downtown Georgetown.

A Mardi Gras party will be held at the SC Maritime Museum following the 5:30 p.m. parade and will last until 7:30 p.m. Parade participation is free. Party admittance is $20 per person and includes Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, rice, slaw, cornbread, traditional King Cake and libations. Proceeds will go toward the SC Maritime Museum’s operating budget.

The walking parades will begin and end at the SC Maritime Museum. Groups and individuals who plan to participate should meet at the Museum by 12:15 p.m. for the first parade and by 5:15 p.m. for the second parade. Mardi Gras King Kevin Jayroe and Queen Rachel Wildes will lead both parades and will be followed by the SC Maritime Museum’s Krewe of Chèvre, an homage to the Museum’s four legged mascot. Both parades will meander along a three block route in Georgetown’s historic business district between Screven and King Streets.

Groups or individuals who would like to participate in the parades should adorn themselves with colorful and eye popping Mardi Gras embellishments, including but not limited to beads, boas, feathers, masks, hats, umbrellas and balloons. On the big day, spontaneous participation will be encouraged and beads will be available at the Museum for those who want to join in the fun. Costume awards will be presented following the 5:30 p.m. parade. Award categories are likely to be created on the spot.

For more information, for tickets to the big Mardi Gras party, or to secure your position in the parade following the King and Queen and the Krewe of Chevre, contact Susan Sanders at the SC Maritime Museum at 843-520-0111, visit www.scmaritimemuseum.org, or stop by the Museum at 729 Front Street, Georgetown, SC.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez, y’all!


Contact: Susan Sanders
Address: 729 Front Street
City: Georgetown
State: SC
Zip: 29440
Website: www.scmaritimemuseum.org
Price: $20.00


Georgetown County Museum

Phone: 545-7020
Website: http://www.georgetowncountyhistoricalsociety.com

120 Broad St.
South Carolina

In the heart of the historic district is the Georgetown County Museum, preserving and displaying more than 300 years of history and culture in the third oldest city in South Carolina. Open Tuesday through Friday 10 AM until 4 PM and Saturday 10 AM until 3 PM. Normal admission is children under 6 free, ages 6-18 $2, ages 19-64 $4 and 65 and older $3. Large groups welcome; please call ahead: 843 545-7020

Mansfield Plantation Bed & Breakfast Country Inn

Phone: (843) 546-6961
Toll Free Phone:  (800) 355-3223
Email: mightymansfield@aol.com
Website: http://mansfieldplantation.com
Address: 1776 Mansfield Road, Georgetown, South Carolina  29440










Historic pre-Civil War plantation house and guest houses, furnished with antiques and collectibles, nestled among oaks, marshes and moonlight on nine hundred private acres.  Enjoy hammocks, swings, bird-watching, biking and boating.  Featured in Mel Gibson’s The Patriot.  Pets welcome. Full southern breakfast included and all private baths.