Embrace your heritage
“…a great name should never be an excuse for comfortable inaction; it should always be an inspiration to new effort." - John Barclay Vol. 2: 29
“We found what we were looking for...
a place elevated upon a beautiful river, with a beautiful vista, good waters, and the finest land in Carolina." – a French Protestant at Santee, 1688
To know who you are, discover who you once were
Our library contains one of the largest collections of Huguenot historical and genealogical materials in the country.
Knowing Who You Are
Rather than forsake their faith, the Huguenots left their homes, families, and the life they knew in search of a place where they could worship and live freely. We celebrate their courage by preserving and sharing their story because we believe that to know who you are, you need to know who you were.Tell me more