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    December 15, 2017

    Bluffton Historical Preservation Society Hires Historical Interpreter for Garvin-Garvey Cottage

    Bluffton, SC, December 12, 2017 – The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society has hired local resident and longtime community activist, Constance Martin-Witter, for the position of Historical Interpreter of the newly restored, Garvin-Garvey Freedman’s Cottage.  Mrs. Constance Dolores Martin-Witter is a retired Detroit Public School Educator/Administrator and current Director of Bluffton Community Soup Kitchen at Campbell Chapel AME Church; she also serves on the boards of Bluffton Self Help and Jasper County First Steps and is a member of the Bluffton Cultural District Alliance.  She presently serves as treasurer for A Call to Action (ACTA) Bluffton, South Carolina. Constance joins the Preservation Society with a goal of making a positive impact in the community by sharing the Low Country’s history with locals and visitors alike. The Garvin-Garvey Cottage, located along the high bluff in Oyster Factory park will be open for tours from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and by appointment all other weekdays. The cost to tour the Freedman’s Cottage is $5 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information about the Garvin-Garvey Cottage, or to schedule a tour please call the Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center at (843) 757-6293 or email constance@heywardhouse.org