About Us

Our experienced, dedicated staff is here to serve you for your big event. Contact us to schedule a complimentary tour of our venue! The Bean Market is open weekdays from 9 am – 4 pm, and you are welcome to stop by. We do recommend calling or emailing ahead, as dropping by may not offer you the opportunity to look if we have an event in progress.


Lauren Reddeck Smith

Executive Director

Anthony Kennedy, Jr.

Maintenance Manager

Warren Carter

Day of Event Supervisor

Community Museum Society

The Community Museum Society, Inc. (CMS) is a 501c3 non-profit organization set in beautiful downtown Lake City in the historic National Bean Market facility located at 111 Henry Street, Lake City, SC. CMS is a multi-faceted organization which encompasses numerous entities such as the Lake City Farmers Market, The Pee Dee National History Day Competition and Program, and the historic National Bean Market Facility. Our mission is to blend the area’s history and dynamic lifestyle to create and maintain an environment for the preservation and advancement of the arts, culture, and history in Lake City and the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina.