Humanities Festival

Every year, The Humanities CouncilSC 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 sixteen 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?

Colleton Museum & Farmers Market2014 South Carolina Humanities Festival
March 6 – 9, 2014
Walterboro, SC

The 2014 South Carolina Humanities Festival took place in Walterboro, SC on March 6 – 9, 2014. The festival was presented by The Colleton Museum & Farmers Market in partnership with the South Carolina Artisans Center, Colleton Center, Colleton County Arts Council, Colleton County Historical & Preservation Society, Colleton County Memorial Library, Walterboro – Colleton Chamber of Commerce, City of Walterboro, Colleton County, and South Carolina Bank and Trust. It was the 20th Annual SC Humanities Festival.

Events included a World War II Symposium, numerous lectures and performances, a guided driving tour of Colleton County, a gardening workshop, and much more.

A Special Thank You to Walterboro:
The Humanities CouncilSC would like to thank the citizens of Walterboro and especially the staff of the Colleton County Museum & Farmer’s Market, the Colleton County Memorial Library, City of Walterboro, Colleton County, Colleton County Arts Council, Colleton County Historical & Preservation Society, South Carolina Artisans Center, The Colleton Center, Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce, and SC Bank and Trust for hosting the 20th annual South Carolina Humanities Festival on March 6 – 9, 2014.

Gary Brightwell and her colleagues did a fabulous job in organizing and planning four days of programs that helped attendees understand Walterboro and Colleton County’s rich history and its importance within the state.   Lectures, workshops, performances, and panel discussions not only entertained and informed but also fostered an appreciation of the community and its assets. Cultural programming adds quality and value to our communities, and we salute Walterboro for supporting the organizations mentioned above.

ARCHIVED: 2014 South Carolina Humanities Festival Schedule!

For more information, contact the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market at 843-549-2303.

Learn more about Walterboro and Colleton County:

City of Walterboro

Colleton County

Colleton Museum & Farmers Market



Previous Humanities Festival hosts:

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

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

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


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