• Spring Luncheon at Hopsewee Plantation – Saturday, April 27, 2024
    Tea Room Doors open at 11:30a.m.
    Meeting starts at Noon
    Luncheon: $40 per person
    SMD-SC Historic House Tours: 10a.m. & 3p.m.
    Adults: $22.00. Seniors: $20.00

  • RESERVATION DEADLINE: April 18, 2024

    Location: River Oak Cottage Tea Room, Hopsewee Plantation, 494 Hopsewee Road, Georgetown, SC
    Speaker: Diana Leagh Matthews. Matthews is a descendant of Alden, Brewster, and Warren.
    Menu: Lunch will include one of four entrées (select yours on the form), pimiento cheese biscuits, choice of iced tea, minted lemonade, or soft drink, and almond pound cake with lemon curd and clotted cream for dessert. A cash bar (beer and wine) will be available.

    Entrée Options
  • • Shrimp and Grits with House Salad

  • • Blue Cheese Spinach Quiche with House Salad

  • • Chicken Salad Platter with Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, and Bean Salad

  • • Lowcountry Sampler (Pulled Pork, Pirleau, Collard Greens, Macaroni and Cheese, and Sweet Potato Casserole)

  • NOTE FROM THE GOVERNOR: Please bear in mind that several of our members have severe allergies to scents. Please refrain from wearing heavy perfumes. We will have two tables reserved for those of us with scent allergies. If wearing perfume please do not sit at these tables.

    SMD-SC Private Historic House Tours:
    Built circa 1740 on the Santee River, Hopsewee Plantation was a major rice plantation and the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Private 75-minute Historic Landmark House tours will be available for us at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Public house tours are 50 minutes, but our private tours will include additional information and run for 75 minutes. Adults: $22.00. Seniors: $20.00. Use these links to purchase your tour tickets online in advance:

    10:00 a.m. Tour
    3:00 p.m. Tour

    Hotel blocks have not been reserved, but we offer the following options for those who wish to stay overnight Friday, April 26:

  • • The George Hotel, 615 Front St., Georgetown, SC 29440 (closest to Hopsewee)
  • • Hampton Inn Georgetown-Marina, 420 Marina Dr., Georgetown, SC, 29440
  • • Quality Inn & Suites, 210 Church St., Georgetown, SC 29440

  • Our Featured Speaker:
    Diana Leagh Matthews is the author of numerous books, including History Made Real: 500+ Interactive Ideas to Bring History to Life, Carol of the Rooms, the Just a Closer Walk: 90 Breath Prayers series, and Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World: 90 Day Journal to a More Balanced Life. She has taught genealogy at Greenville Technical College, and she blogs about genealogy and history at alookthrutime.com. Diana also writes about her faith and struggles at DianaLeaghMatthews.com.

    Friday Night Meet and Greet
    Join us for the Friday Night Meet & Greet on April 26! We are trying something new this time! SMD-SC Member and Volunteer Pam Snyder will host our gathering in her home from 5pm until 8pm or so. We will have light appetizers and order pizza, and attendees are asked to BYOB. Registration is required, as well as a payment of $10 to help cover the cost. The location is 832 Kings River Road on Pawleys Island, which is just a short hop from Georgetown.

    Future SMD-SC Semi-Annual Luncheon Meetings
  • ● 2024 Spring Luncheon Meeting: April 27, 2024, Hopsewee Plantation, Georgetown
  • ● 2024 Compact Day Luncheon Meeting, November 9, 2024, Midlands
  • ● 2025 Spring Luncheon Meeting, May 3, 2025, Charleston, Governor General Lisa Pennington
  • ● 2025 Compact Day Luncheon Meeting, November 8, 2025, Upstate
  • ● 2026 Spring Luncheon Meeting, May 1, 2026, Midlands
  • ● 2026 Compact Day Luncheon Meeting, November 7 or 14, 2026, TBD

Hopsewee Plantation

Meet & Greet

Friday Night Meet and Greet