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Yoga with Susan Weesner October 10, 2023, 6PM Yoga Autumn Special click link for details!
Yoga October 10th
Yoga Autumn Special
Accidental Artist Art Class October 19th
David Shenton & Erin Shields November 19th
The Accidental Artist October 19th!
Southeastern Bluegrass Association
Join us for the Southeastern Bluegrass Association the first Saturday of every month. This is a great show and it starts at 6PM. Tickets are $10. Pay at the door.
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.
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Young adult - Annual
- 29 years and younger
- Only for an individual membership
$100 per year
- Family Membership
- Includes up 4 children
$150 per year
- 2 guaranteed and complimentary tickets to Annual Dance
- 2 complimentary tickets to a GOPO Foundation event of your choice
- 5 consecutive Patron memberships will convert to Lifetime membership
$1,000 per 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