In order to carry out our mission of “expanding, preserving, and making accessible our invaluable collection” and encouraging “interest and pride in the rich history of our state,” the South Carolina Historical Society relies on the support of its members. All that is required for membership is an interest in South Carolina history. Members come from every walk of life, from all fifty states, and from more than a dozen countries. Society members enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

  • photoSubscriptions to both of our award-winning quarterly publications. The South Carolina Historical Magazine is our nationally recognized scholarly quarterly. It has been published since 1900, with articles on every period of our history and every corner of our state, plus book reviews and descriptions of recent manuscript acquisitions. Carologue is our quarterly general-interest magazine, which offers articles and photographs about South Carolina history as well as society news and events.
  • Online access to back issues of the South Carolina Historical Magazine and Carologue. 
  • Free research privileges at the SCHS Archives in the Addlestone Library.
  • Discounts on merchandise, photocopies, and research services.
  • Discounted admission to society-sponsored lectures, tours, and social functions. Events include the annual Fall Tour of historic homes rarely opened to the public, the society’s annual meeting and luncheon, and other events incorporating the rich history of our state. (For events that are open to the public, society members have priority status.)

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Join or renew now!
To become a member and support the work and mission of the South Carolina Historical Society, we invite you to access our new, easy-to-use online membership form. You can also download our printable membership form or call us at (843) 723-3225, ext. 111.

Gift Membership
You can also purchase a gift membership using our online membership form; just be sure to check the small box labeled “This is a gift membership” located beneath the membership options. If you would like a certificate mailed to you to present as a gift, please select “Add Mailed Gift Certificate” and a $2.00 fee will be added to your order. Gift memberships can also be obtained by contacting us at (843) 723-3225, ext. 111.