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Our fiddle students playing for our Homespun Christmas fundraiser! Next up is the West-Oak high school jazz band
Andy Brooks warming up for the Old Keowee Contra Dance at South Cove County Park 6:30-9pm. Only $8!!
Our fiddle student Amelia competing at the SC fiddling contest at Hagood mill in Pickens! We are so proud of her!
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Julie Davenport Allen
· November 28, 2016
I only had a chance to do a quick walk thru of the actual museum part as I was there to host in the large room that we had rented. But the parts that I did sto...p and read were phenomenal. Having been born and raised in the OC, It is a great opportunity to learn about my heritage. I plan to take more time next time I'm the area to really explore it. I highly suggest that this as an activity! See More
Naomi Oakley-Wilbanks
· July 28, 2016
Oh my goodness,this place is Awesome!! I really enjoyed reading all the information y'all provided. I loved how the old pictures were enlarged to border the roo...m,and of course the old canoe found in the Chattooga River! I cannot believe I spend several hours in there & havent finished yet! I really appreciate the kindness &friendliness I received as y'all let me stay an additional hour+ thank you very much!! ..I will certainly be back -earlier next time lol See More
Linda White
· August 21, 2016
We can all be proud of our county and the way it is represented in the Oconee Heritage Center Museum. Thanks for all the hard work. You guys do a wonderful job.
Ryan Davenport
· July 13, 2016
It was really nice to come inside and see the history of the area. The little piggies were a cute idea. Very informative. I would recommend this to anyone
Sian Imes McDonald
· January 16, 2016
This is a "must do" for residents and visitors, young and old. Friendly staff, fun programs. A local treasure!
Meredith E. Wickham
· January 9, 2014
Awesome museum and artifacts. Love the layout! Staff are very knowledgeable and provide topnotch customer service.
Lauraleigh Bush
· December 11, 2014
I love the cultural programs and lunch and learns!

We welcome the Machen family to our Ancestors Gallery! Your Oconee County ancestor can be featured for only $25! Visit our website or call us for more information

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Have you signed up for Summer Reading Oconee County Public Library? One way you can earn points is visit a museum! Come visit us to reach your Summer Reading goals!

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It's an Oconee County tradition!

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Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair

It's an Oconee tradition! Square Dancing at the Oconee State Park. Come join the fun every Friday Night begining this Friday, May 26th. Dance is from 8-10pm ... and the cost is only $2 for adults and $1 for kids. Special performances also by the Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers ! #squaredance #clogging #oconeestatepark
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There is no better way to spend a rainy day! Bring your lunch and join us for a fascinating look into Oconee County's natural history!

Come out tomorrow for Lunch & Learn!

Visit our website for more information!

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Need an affordable place to host a graduation party, birthday party, bridal or baby shower, or meeting? Look no further than Oconee Heritage Center! We rent our room for only $35 for 2 hours. Call us at 864-638-2224 to check availability.

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Thank you to Borg Warner for allowing us to set up at your Family picnic! We had lots of fun! Thank you Melissa Duncan Higgs and Jackson for helping us with the booth!

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Thank you to Johnson Controls for a $1000 grant and the volunteer help!

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Thank you James M. Brown Elementary 3rd grade for visiting us today!

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The Oconee Heritage Center Capturing History photo contest is open to photographers of all ages and skill levels (except employees of the OHC and members of the Board of Directors).

Submission Deadline: July 19, 2017

Entry Fee: $5 per photograph. Limit 3 photographs per person


Photos will be displayed July 21st-August 4th at Oconee Heritage Center and on Oconee Heritage Center’s Facebook page. The top 12 photographs that receive the most votes will be arranged in a 2018 calendar to benefit Oconee Heritage Center.

What to Enter:
We are looking for striking photographs of historic subjects that exhibit the history of Oconee County. All photographs must be taken of places in Oconee County. Subjects can include historic sites, historic buildings, old homes, old farms, living history, and historic artifacts related to Oconee County. YOU MUST GAIN PERMISSION FROM THE PROPERTY OWNERS BEFORE YOU PHOTOGRAPH A PRIVATE PROPERTY! Oconee Heritage Center does not condone trespassing or privacy violations.
All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photographs that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. NO PHOTOSHOPPING!! Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single "High Dynamic Range" image are acceptable. We request that no watermarks should be on the photograph.
The Oconee Heritage Center maintains the temporary rights to the photographs and can use them in publicity campaigns.

How to Enter:
You must submit an 8x10 copy of your photograph mounted on foam board and a digital copy.
Staples and the UPS store offer mounting services at an affordable price. You will receive your photograph back at the end of the exhibition period. You must bring the photograph to the Oconee Heritage Center, 123 Brown’s Square Dr., Walhalla, SC before the submission deadline. You will have to fill out a form with your submission.
Submit your photos to Oconee Heritage Center during normal business hours July 12th-July 19th. Please fill out 1 entry form per photograph.

Entries will be exhibited in the museum and online through Facebook. Judging will take place in person during the exhibition and online through Facebook. The top 12 photographs with the most votes will be featured in Oconee Heritage Center’s 2018 Calendar.

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In January 2018, Oconee County will celebrate its 150th birthday!

In January of 1868, the Pickens District was divided, and Oconee County was created, with Walhalla being named the County seat. The name Oconee comes from the Cherokee word “Ae-quo-nee” meaning land beside the water. Oconee was a Cherokee town situated along the main British/Cherokee trading path between Charleston and the Mississippi River.

The Oconee County Sesquicentennial committee wants YOUR input on how t...o celebrate our 150th! We are discussing options and would love to hear your ideas. Please take a few minutes and let us know what you want to see in 2018.

All ideas are welcome!

Submissions should describe events that can occur in 2018, and should be sent by Friday, June 2, 2017 to the Oconee Parks, Recreation & Tourism office, 1099 South Cove Road, Seneca, SC 29672 or emailed to

More information about the Sesquicentennial will be announced in the coming months.

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