Founded in 2008, the Travelers Rest Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that strives to preserve and encourage others to preserve historical material, property and stories about the Travelers Rest area, from before the city’s early founding through the present day.
SOME OF What We've Achieved
Opened the History Museum of Travelers Rest.
Initiated the Lamp Post Project along Main Street in Travelers Rest.
Initiated and sponsored the nationally recognized Spirit of ‘45 celebration in honor of the ending of WWII.
Co-sponsored Smithsonian exhibit: Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.
Listed the Anderson House (former Spring Park Inn) on the National Register of Historic Places and as a designated historic site with the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission.
Initiated and sponsored four popular program meeting per year and bi-monthly storytelling nights.
Published Images of America: Travelers Rest.
Published History of Travelers Rest, South Carolina: A Sense of Place by Marian Cooper Bryan.
Initiated and sponsored historical marker on major highway honoring Dr. John Laney Plyer. (Read more here.)
Sponsored historical marker at Much Creek Cemetery.
Sponsored Lewis Lockaby for the Textile Heritage Society Hall of Fame Award in 2014.