BIG BAND SHOW
Join us for a concert by Florence Area Big Band benefitting The Grand Old Post Office Foundation and the Florence Center for Contemporary Music, INC. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served!
September 16, 2021
Small Business Expo
Come shop local at The Grand Old Post Office. To apply to be a vendor please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Retailers, crafters, vendors, food trucks, raffles, arts, crafts.
September 18, 2021
Southeastern Bluegrass Association Show
The South Eastern Blue Grass Association hosts its monthly Bluegrass concerts at The Grand Old Post Office. Doors open at 4:00 PM, featured bands go on at 6:00 PM Admission is $10 for nonmembers, $7 for members, $5 for students, FREE for kids
October 2, 2021
WoundTight, comprised of Dr. Scott Jackson and Darlington native Dr. Andy Cohen. Scott and Andy blend intricate finger style guitar with tight, beautiful vocal harmonies in their personal arrangements of popular songs from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and to date.
October 17, 2021
As Darlington and the needs of its people grew dramatically in the late 1800s to early 1900, the town needed a more substantial post office that would better serve the size of the town.
Once the government approved the project of a new post office, advertisements for land sites were sent out in the local newsletters. Ida Jeffords wrote a letter to the U.S. Treasury Department in June of 1908 proposing her plot of land on pearl street for $2,500.
The government purchased the plot in November of 1909 from her for $1,500. Plans for the new building arrived in June of 1911 and were approved by the Darlington Postmaster S.C. King. The U.S. Government called for bids for the construction of the building in February of 1912.
In May of 1912 construction started on the new building for a price of $50,000. The people of Darlington were overjoyed about the construction of the new building.
The Post Office opened its doors in 1912. During this year the mail delivery service began. The building served the Darlington community from 1912 to 2001. Since then the building has sat vacant for most years.
In an effort to save this building, we purchased it in 2019. The Grand Old Post Office will now be a fully restored building that will allow future generations to appreciate the rich history of the City of Darlington.
BECOME A MEMBER
Young adult - Annual
- 29 years and younger
- Only for an individual membership
$100 per year
- Family Membership
$150 per year
- 2 guaranteed and complimentary tickets to Annual Dance
- Engrave your name on the foundation of the building
$1,000 For First Year
- ALL perks of a Founding Member plus
- ZERO ADMISSION FEES
- Name on plaque in lobby
- Preferred seating at all events
- Seat on Board of Advisors
- One-time use FREE venue rental
- 20% rental discount for life