Who are the members of the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society?
We are you! We are your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and perhaps even your family. We are the heartbeat of this historic tidewater village that has grown from its original one square mile to over 53 square miles today. We invite you to membership in our very special and all inclusive Society.
The Society was founded in 1981 by a small group of Bluffton residents. Many were descendants of the early families of the town. The constitution of BHPS states their objective: To bring together people interested in the history of Blulffton and its vicinity, and to protect, preserve, and promote the cultural heritage and history of St. Luke’s Parish.”
Ours is a colorful history of Native Americans, English planters and Lord Proprietors of the Carolinas, the American Revolution, great plantations, secessionists and the Civil War, Gullah heritage and contributions to Southern American society, the river trade, and the turn-of-the-century growth from a relaxed summer colony to one of the fastest growing towns in the state today.
By joining BHPS, you are saying, “Yes! I want to help those who keep history alive by telling our story to present and future generations!”
- 10% discount on BHPS Special Event Tickets
- 10% discount on all Heyward House Historic Center Gift Shop merchandise
- FREE docent-guided tours of the Heyward House Historic Center
- Members receive the Society’s newsletter, “Preservation News”, and invitations to all upcoming events