Beth Webb, Treasurer
Beth Webb and her husband have been the owners of 96 District Fabrics for the last 10 years. She has expanded the fabrics to include alterations and a custom sewing shop in Bishopville, SC. 96 District Fabrics is not your average fabric store, as they travel the country selling historical reproduction fabrics to reenactors. Beth started her love of historical fashions in 1994 when she joined her first 19th century reenacting group. Over the years she researched, studied, attended workshops, 18th and 19th century reenactments and expanded her knowledge of historical fashions and fabrics. All this knowledge led to being able to operate and manage a successful historical fabric business. With the business travels over the last 10 years taking her to historic sites around the country, she has gotten involved in quite a few projects and promotions and become quite good friends with multiple directors and volunteers at those historic sites. Looking at artifacts and original items behind the scenes of sites ranging from Indiana War Memorial, Mount Vernon, Middleton Plantation, House in the Horseshoe, Locust Grove, and Colonial Williamsburg along with National and State Parks. Previous employment has been the director of the Lee County Chamber of Commerce, which included organizing fund-raising events, managing volunteers, coordinating board meetings and retaining board members. The last two years Beth and her husband created and coordinated the Treaty of Ghent. An early 19th century event that celebrated the end of the War of 1812. Coordinating merchants, the ball, multiple teas, and guest speakers all of which is made up of an all-volunteer staff was an enjoyable successful challenge. Beth has never lived in a house that was built before 1920. She and her husband currently live in the Spencer House that is on the National Register of Historic Homes as it had the first telephone line connected to it in Lee County. The original part of the home was built in 1820 and when Main Street was built, they added onto it in 1855 so it faced the street. Beth has belonged to multiple reenacting organizations over the years, starting in mid 19th century and traveling to Federal, Rev War, early 18th century and even 10th century Viking. Her longest membership has been with a local 18th century civilian demonstration organization (American Colonial Civilian Interpreters) that has long attended 18th century events up and down the east coast. Working with historic sites, national and state parks, and other volunteers to expand people’s knowledge of history is a never ending project that Beth will always willingly add her knowledge and expertise, when asked.