New Harmonies Host Sites Announced!Smithsonian exhibit will travel to 12 South Carolina communities in 2011-2012.
The Humanities CouncilSC is happy to announce that 12 small communities in South Carolina will have the opportunity to host the traveling Smithsonian exhibit New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music in 2011 and 2012. New Harmonies explores Americans' creative expression through music - music known by names like blues, country western, folk ballads, and gospel.
New Harmonies is made possible in South Carolina through Museum on Main Street, a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Services and state humanities councils nationwide. The Humanities CouncilSC offered an application opportunity to small museums, arts centers, libraries, and other community venues in South Carolina cities of 20,000 or less residents to host this exciting exhibit about American music. The response was enormous, and the Council is happy to announce the 12 recipients (listed alphabetically by host site):
Allendale Hampton Jasper Regional Library System, Allendale
Beaufort County Library, Beaufort
Black Creek Arts Council, Hartsville
City of Gaffney, Gaffney
Colleton County Museum/Colleton County Memorial Library/Colleton Center/Colleton County Arts Council, Walterboro
Fairfield County Museum, Winnsboro
Horry County Museum, Conway
Landrum Branch of the Spartanburg County Library, Landrum
Laurens County Public Library, Laurens
McCelvey Center of the Culture & Heritage Museums, York
Southern Wesleyan University/Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife/Pickens County Museum, Central
Walhalla Branch of the Oconee County Library, Walhalla