History of the Guild

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In June of 1981, Arthur M. Welling, W. Clayton Jackson, Robert A. Harvey, Michael P. McDunn, and J.C. Thompson signed the original Partnership Agreement to establish the Greenville Woodworkers Guild. These founding fathers had a vision to serve the community by developing an association to promote the art of woodworking, to provide woodworking education, and to perform charitable activities. 

In the decades since then, membership has grown to more than 800 men, women, and teens, and our headquarters has moved from temporary, borrowed spaces to a world class facility, complete with an amazing shop, a presentation auditorium with tiered seating for 300, and a library full of woodworking magazines and books.

Members have completed dozens of charitable projects for local non-profit groups, taught hundreds of mentoring classes, been featured prominently in local arts activities, and enjoyed fellowship with hundreds of others who share a love for making things out of wood and teaching others to do the same.

And it feels like the best is yet to come...

Panel Members at our 35th Anniversary Celebration



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