Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation

  • DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, SC
  • daufuskieislandhistoricalfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation is a non-profit Corporation organized exclusively for the educational, scientific and charitable purposes for the preservation of the cultural heritage of Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. The Foundation shall also participate in acquisition, holding, preserving and restoring historical sites, buildings, structures, records, paintings, books, artifacts and like things. The proper marking of historical sites and the study of history in general shall be accomplished with the purpose of furthering public knowledge and appreciation of Daufuskie Island.

Main Programs

  1. Rob Kennedy Trail
  2. Billie Burn Museum Complex
  3. Gullah Learning Center
  4. Midwife Carriage

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Service Areas

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South Carolina

The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation Museums and Guided Trails are visited by guests from the United States as well as all over the world.Our takeaway brochures provide visitors with a great deal of knowledge of Daufuskie Island, which is a large part of our Mission Statement.

ruling year

2001

Principal Officer since 2011

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Mrs. Nancy Ludtke

Keywords

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Gullah Geechee population, Historical Trail Guide, Preserved Buildings, Visual Historical Displays, Museums

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EIN

31-1752504

 Number

7902369063

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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Accomplishments would be growing the membership, welcoming over 4,000 visitors to the Billie Burn Museum Complex, and raising funding to restore the Midwife's Carriage, one of the oldest and most prominent artifacts on Daufuskie Island.A primary goal would continuing to keep the DIHF in a positive financial state, through our membership drive, new member recruitment and member donations. Another goal is to continue working with the South Carolina Palmetto Trust and their Saving Endangered Places program on Daufuskie Island. Our most important goal, of course, is to meet the goals of our Mission Statement, thereby helping to preserve the culture and heritage of Daufuskie Island.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Rob Kennedy Trail

ROB KENNEDY TRAIL: The RKT is a self guided tour throughout Daufuskie Island, with trail guide provided at no charge. The trail guide highlights 20 historical sites to visit, including cemeteries, restored buildings, tabby ruins and the like. Inside the guide is a comprehensive description of each of the sites visited, which makes a wonderful takeaway for visitors. Each historical site is marked with a sign depicting the historical site, thereby making following the trail an easy task for visitors.5,000

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Other Named Groups

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 2

Billie Burn Museum Complex

The MUSEUM COMPLEX of Daufuskie Island provides visitors with information on the culture and the history of the island. One building is a former Gullah church which houses artifacts and historical documents and one building is the Janie Hamilton School, which houses the Gullah Learning Center. Both buildings are air conditioned for the comfort of visitors, and provide a great deal of knowledge for guests of Daufuskie Island. 4000

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

General Public/Unspecified

Other Named Groups

Budget

Program 3

Gullah Learning Center

THE GULLAH LEARNING CENTER is a source of pride for the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation. Our visitors to the Museum Complex indicated to us early on that what they were most interested in was the culture and heritage of the Daufuskie Gullah population. Months and months of research resulted in the eight panels of educational material that now make up the Gullah Learning Center. Realizing that visitors did not always have time to read the program in its entirety, the Foundation published a Gullah Brochure, depicting the exact text of the panels. These are take-away brochures and are offered at no charge.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Other Named Groups

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$4,000.00

Program 4

Midwife Carriage

THE MIDWIFE CARRIAGE has been housed adjacent to the Museum Complex for ten years and was in deteriorating condition until this year. As in other years, the Foundation always has a project listed in our Annual Letter/Report to members enabling members to contribute. This year, the midwife carriage restoration was our project. We knew little about the carriage, other than Sarah Grant, the island midwife, drove the carriage for over 30 years. After much research, the decision was made to send the carriage to the Leola Coach Company, in Leola, PA for restoration. This was accomplished in June of this year and the carriage should be back on Daufuskie in the Fall of 2015. We are learning a great deal about the carriage from discoveries made by the Leola Coach Company. While the carriage is being restored, we are building a new pole barn next to the Museum Complex to house the finished product. This project was funded by matching grants as well as donations.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Other Named Groups

Adults

Budget

20,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

South Carolina

The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation Museums and Guided Trails are visited by guests from the United States as well as all over the world.Our takeaway brochures provide visitors with a great deal of knowledge of Daufuskie Island, which is a large part of our Mission Statement.

Funding Needs

1) Maintain the membership of DIHF, with attached revenue, enabling the Foundation to keep our Museums and program sustainable. 120002) Continue to solicit special programs donations for individual projects, thereby fulfilling our Mission Statement of preserving the culture of Daufuskie Island. 15000.3) Obtaining grants to enable the DIHF to continue printing Trail Guides, to be given to residents and visitors. These trail guides list twenty of the most important historical sites on the island for residents and guests to visit. 50004) Continue to welcome residents and visitors to the Museum Complex, with free admission, with donations from these visitors, enabling the Foundation to improve and update these complexes, including our very popular Children's Exhibit. 150005) Improve the DIHF website, enabling our organization to "spread the word" about Daufuskie Island and its wonderful history. 2000.

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Nancy Ludtke

BIO

As a Founding Member of the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation, Nancy Ludtke has been involved with the organization since its inception in 2001. She has been actively involved with every phase of the Administration of the DIHF. Her passion lies with the Mission Statement of the Foundation.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation is a 100% volunteer organization. There are no paid positions on the Board or the ExecutiveStaff. Most of the leadership of the Foundation has been with the organization for many years. Because of the uniqueness of Daufuskie Island, and the resultant curiosity about an island without a bridge, with such an interesting history, those involved with the DIHF, including our wonderful volunteer staff of over 30, have a genuine passion for teaching residents and visitors alike about the history and culture of the island. Of course, the Foundation could not survive without our generous members who help in many ways to keep the Foundation sustainable.There is a very thriving interest currently in the Gullah Geechee culture, and Daufuskie Island is proud to be an integral part of that culture. With this in mind, as well as continued interest in the American Indian culture, the Foundation is honored to research and further the knowledge of our visitors on these cultures. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Jo Hill

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Term: May 2010 - Apr 2016

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