The Lamp Post Project

just One of the ways the Historical Society reaches its goal of preserving the unique character of Travelers Rest is by showcasing the town’s unique heritage on our 82 lamp posts located on Main Street in downtown.

The project is an opportunity to encourage members of the community to purchase 2 ½” x 3 ½” zinc plaques in honor or memory of families, individuals, businesses, church groups and schools groups. 

The posts are numbered, and the purchaser may choose any desired, available lamp post. Organizations such as graduating classes may collect contributions to help defray cost, and individuals or groups may join resources for a combined plaque.

The majority of the funds raised through the plaque sales — approximately 60% — were used to refurbish the Historical Society’s 1926 museum building. The remaining funds were used to purchase the plaques, establish the museum operating fund, and continues the upkeep of the building, aids in funding an endowment that will ensure the security of the future of the museum.

Plaques may be purchased for $2,000, payable in two monthly installments, or for a one-time payment of $1,900. For additional information and/or to purchase a plaque, please call 864-630-5730 or 864-386-2278.