Discovery Museum Opens Tom Peeples Discovery Lab


The Coastal Discovery Museum recently held a grand opening for donors who supported the construction of a new $400,000 educational building and learning laboratory at the Coastal Discovery Museum. It was the first public announcement that the building was named in honor of Tom Peeples in recognition of his foresight in preserving historic Honey Horn and helping develop a successful public-private partnership between the Coastal Discovery Museum and the Town of Hilton Head Island.

Support from the local community for the project was strong, with major grants from The Van Landingham Rotary, The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, The Heritage Classic Foundation, Women in Philanthropy, The Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island and more than 130 individual donors.