Welcome to Selmont Farm, the new and permanent home of Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society! This major capital project, established in July 2017, has been made possible by a private partnership with the Selmont Family.
The most significant part of the project is the restoration of the historically significant Simmons House. Pending the new Beaufort County Bailey Bill application as well as additional partnerships with Preservation South Carolina and the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, once the restoration is complete the home will feature office, retail shop and Marsh Tacky Museum space, plus overnight accommodations for staff, interns and vacation guests.
New property improvements will include a 2-stall barn, pasture, fencing, a citrus orchard, native seasonal gardens and an apiary. Every effort will be made to reclaim and reuse materials from the property and to maintain its existing character. The floor plan and existing paint colors of the home shall be preserved. Care has been taken in planning so that routine activities at Selmont Farm incorporate composting, recycling and reduction of energy consumption.
This project broke ground in August of 2017 and is projected to be complete by spring 2018.
You can have a hand in developing the permanent home of Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society. Now is your chance to participate in preserving one of the last remaining historically significant Gullah cottages on the island so that it can have new life in perpetuity dedicated to preserving the critically endangered South Carolina State Heritage Horse. There are may ways to give and be involved, and your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
As the only charitable organization out there which maintains Marsh Tackies in their native habitat and has a welcome policy to the general public for viewing the horses, we will only truly begin to carry out our mission when Selmont Farm is established. Help us reach our goals for Selmont Farm, the Simmons House restoration and the Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Museum. You can contribute to our efforts with cash or in kind donations of building materials and equipment today. Join us in creating a lasting legacy which celebrates and preserves the unique character and tacky history on Daufuskie.