Surfside Beach Historical Society



Officers for the term 02/07/2018 to 02/07/2020:


2018 Officers
Joyce Sulliman, Chairman                     Sadie Parmely, Treasurer
Cad Holmes, Vice Chairman   Mary Mabry, Publicity
Sherry Singleton, Secretary   Dr. Ben Burroughs, Historian


Town Council Liaison: The Hon. Bob Childs, Mayor

Duties:  The Surfside Beach Historical Society shall serve to collect and preserve the history of the Town of Surfside Beach through collection of records, documents, photographs, artifacts, memorabilia, and other means, and to promote and provide access to the town’s history for current and future generations. 

Resolution #12-121

Ordinance #15-0814  

Bylaws adopted 08/01/2018


Qualifications:  The Surfside Beach Historical Society is open to anyone interested in researching, preserving and documenting the Town of Surfside Beach history.

Meeting Schedule: The Surfside Beach Historical Society 2018 Meeting & Event Schedule is:

Meetings:  February 7. April 4, June 6, July 10*, August 1, October 3, December 5

Events:  March 10, BBQ Festival, June 12 Tour Ark Plantation Site, 3rd Avenue South & Willow Drive,  2:00 p.m. each tour day; July 10 Tour Ark Plantation Site; August 14 Tour Ark Plantation Site; October 6, Family Festival; November 3 Living History Event at Ark Plantation Site; December 8 Christmas Parade.  

Events are held on Surfside Drive. Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. at the Floral Lake Clubhouse, 617 Lakeside Drive, in Surfside Beach (two blocks west of Ocean Boulevard at 6th Avenue South).  The July 10th meeting will be held at The Ark Plantation Site.

The Society welcomes and invites everyone interested in the town's history to join them and to participate in their work. 

Historical Survey                                                        The Ark Plantation History, Dr. Ben Burroughs

For more information about the Historical Board, please contact Town Clerk Debra Herrmann at 843.913.6333 or

09/05/2018 General Meeting No Agenda PDF
08/28/2018 Board Meeting No Agenda PDF
08/01/2018 General Meeting No Agenda PDF
06/20/2018 Board Meeting No Agenda PDF
06/06/2018 General Meeting         No Agenda PDF
02/07/2018 No Agenda PDF
08/02/2017 No Agenda PDF
07/06/2016 Agenda PDF
04/06/2016  No Agenda PDF
03/02/2016 PDF PDF
02/03/2016 PDF PDF
01/2016   No Meeting  
12/02/2015   No Agenda PDF
11/04/2015   No Agenda PDF
10/07/2015  No Agenda


10/07/2015 Board Meeting    No Agenda PDF
09/2015  No Meeting  
08/19/2015  No Agenda PDF