Humanities Festival

Every year, SC Humanities sponsors the Humanities Festival in a community in South Carolina. Started in 1993 in honor of the Council’s 20th Anniversary, the Humanities Festival has been held in eighteen different South Carolina cities. Each festival celebrates the local history and culture of the host community, engaging the citizens in lectures, discussions, films, and exhibits and facilitating partnerships between cultural organizations and community groups. Will your city be next?

SAVE THE DATE: 2017 South Carolina Humanities Festival
October 5 – 8, 2017
Gaffney, SC

The 2017 South Carolina Humanities Festival will take place in Gaffney, SC on October 5 – 8, 2017.  The full schedule is now available!

 

2017 SC Humanities Festival “Revolutionary War Weekend in Gaffney” Schedule of events

 

Some highlights include:

Thursday, October 5 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Living History Encampment
Location: Cherokee County History & Arms Museum
301 College Drive
Gaffney, SC 29340

Thursday, October 5 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Revolutionary War Weekend Reception
Featuring: Artist Talk by Thomas Kelly Pauley (4:00 p.m.)
Author Talk by Sheila Ingle (4:30 p.m.)
History of American Flags by Mark Anthony (5:00 p.m.)
Location: Gaffney Visitor’s Center and Art Gallery
210 W. Frederick Street
Gaffney, SC 29341

Friday, October 6, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.
The Night Before Kings Mountain

Outdoor performance at Cowpens National Battlefield
Location: Cowpens National Battlefield
4001 Chesnee Highway
Gaffney, SC 29341

Saturday, October 7 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Anniversary Military Encampment
Wreath Laying (11:00 a.m.)
Anniversary Program (3:00 p.m.)
Guided Lantern Tours (7:00 p.m.)
**Reservations Required
Kings Mountain National Military Park
2625 Park Road
Blacksburg, SC 29702

Sunday, October 8 | 6:00 p.m.
Michael Gaffney’s Dreams of a Future
Storytelling by David Rilling
Location: Michael Gaffney Log Home
214 N. Limestone Street
Gaffney, SC 29340

www.getintogaffney.com

Previous Humanities Festival hosts

2016 – Beaufort
2015 – Camden
2014 – Walterboro
2013 – Summerville
2011 – Sumter
2010 – Chester
2009 – Bennettsville
2008 – Lake City
2007 – Newberry
2006 – Georgetown
2005 – Greenville
2004 – Winnsboro
2003 – Spartanburg
2002 – Pendleton
2001 – Florence
2000 – Beaufort
1999 – Aiken
1997 – Greenwood
1996 – Hartsville
1995 – Beaufort
1994 – Beaufort
1993 – Beaufort

Previous Humanities Festivals

2011 SC Humanities Festival – Sumter – ARCHIVED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS | pdf file

2013 SC Humanities Festival – Summerville – ARCHIVED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS | Word document

2014 SC Humanities Festival – Walterboro – ARCHIVED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2015 SC Humanities Festival – Camden – ARCHIVED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS | PDF File

2016 SC Humanities Festival – Beaufort – ARCHIVED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS | PDF File

For more information about the South Carolina Humanities Festival, please contact us.