Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation

The Billie Burn Museum's collection reflects the history of this unique Lowcountry island, from its pre-Colonial days through the mid 20th Century.  Highlights include a copy of the original land grant from England's King George II to Dave and Francis Mongin in 1735, an early 19th Century family Bible, a restored 1890s organ, an eleven and a half foot stuffed alligator, coins, military buttons, Indian arrowheads and photographs dating back to plantation days.

The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation was founded in 2001 to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.  To further public knowledge and appreciation of Daufuskie Island, the Foundation has acquired and restored historic buildings, established an island history museum, created a self-guided trail of historic island sites, and begun an island history archive.

The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation is a 501(C)3 charitable organization.


Board of Trustees

President:  Geoff Brunning
Vice President:  
Executive Director/Secretary:  Nancy Ludtke
Treasurer:  Susan Copty

      Kate Banks

      Pam Cobb

      Leanne Coulter

      Milton Deitch

      Sara Deitch

      Pat Dempsey
      Bert Herndon

      Jo Hill

      Nancy Kimball
      Andy Mason

      Eileen Pojednic
      Paul Vogel
Historical Consultant:  Yvonne Wilson

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