Oconee Heritage Center (OHC) brings history back to life through museum exhibits, educational programs, special events and much more. The OHC is housed in the historic Tobacco Warehouse (c. 1892) and first opened in 2004.

Oconee Heritage Center, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax deductible organization, operated by an independent Board of Directors.


Our Mission

The Oconee Heritage Center actively preserves and promotes the history and cultural heritage of Oconee County, South Carolina, through its museums, programs and historic sites.


Our Background

The Oconee Heritage Center began as an idea in 1999 when a group of concerned citizens saw a need for the preservation and interpretation of Oconee County’s heritage.

Renovations to the old Tobacco Factory (c.1892) were completed in 2004, and the Oconee Heritage Center opened to the public in October of that year.  Each year thousands of visitors enjoy the OHC’s spacious exhibit hall and vast collection of artifacts that illustrate the diverse history and heritage of Oconee County.


Our Pledge

The Oconee Heritage Center has taken the American Alliance of Museum’s “Pledge of Excellence”:
The Oconee Heritage Center pledges that, in fulfillment of our educational mission, we will strive to operate according to national standards and best practices to the best of our abilities and in accordance with our resources.


Our Staff

Director/Curator  Leslie White Hagerty info@oconeeheritagecenter.org
Assistant Curator/Education Specialist  Jennifer Moss moss@oconeeheritagecenter.org
Administrative Assistant  Lisa Ridge


Our Board of Directors

Members of our Board of Directors come from many diverse backgrounds, professions, and geographical regions.