The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society, Inc. was formed in 1969 by a group of citizens concerned about the rapid loss of Cherokee County's historical heritage to development and progress. 

The group now consists of over two-hundred members and has taken great strides to educate the public about the significance of the county's numerous historical sites. 

The Society opened the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum at 301 College Drive in Gaffney, South Carolina on May 17, 2008.  The artifact-based, interactive facility adds a new dimension to the area's already rich culture. 

In addition to the History & Arts Museum, CHAPS, Inc., owns Possum Trot School, located at Exit 90 on I-85, the Vinson-Blanton Burying Ground, and Fort Thicketty.

Fort Thicketty is a property of the Cherokee Historical & Preservation Society, Inc.

To Preserve Regional History and Cultural Heritage.

Rev War Weekend

Annual event in celebration of victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain.




Morgan's Victory March

Held periodically to celebrate the march to victory from Grindal Shoals to Cowpens National Battlefield.

thicketty fort