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Food For Thought – Native Roots, Healing Roots

The Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach will present the “Food for Thought Lecture Series” this summer as companion programming to the exhibit Feast Your Eyes | Celebrating the Food of the South. On July 12, Dr. Will Goins will talk about Native American foodways in South Carolina in a program titled “Native Roots, Healing Roots.” South Carolina Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant in April 2017. In the program “Native Roots, Healing Roots,” Dr. Goins will demonstrate that the first step to understanding the unique cuisine of the South is to recognize
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The Way We Worked is Open in Chester!

With busy hands and minds, American workers perform a diverse array of jobs to power our society. Work is part of nearly every American’s life, whether for professional satisfaction and personal growth or to ensure the well-being of their families. In offices, factories, on the road, and at home, millions keep the nation going through contributions to industry and American culture. Six South Carolina communities, in cooperation with SC Humanities, will celebrate this important history as they host The Way We Worked, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program. The Way We Worked will be on view in
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Georgetown County Museum Speaker Series

The Georgetown County Museum will present a monthly lecture series from July – December 2017 on a variety of historical and cultural topics, including the the history of tea and tobacco in the state. South Carolina Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant in May 2017. The Georgetown County Museum preserves and promotes the history of Georgetown County from its origins to the present, providing perspective on the past and a legacy for the future. The monthly lecture series is planned to broaden attendees’ perspective of Georgetown and South Carolina history and culture. Six events are currently planned. All
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SC Humanities Announces New Themed Request for Proposals on “Hometown Humanities”

In an effort to encourage partnerships and cultural exploration at the local level, SC Humanities has launched a new statewide Request for Proposals (RFP) titled “Hometown Humanities.” SC Humanities seeks proposals from interested nonprofit organizations or institutions designed to highlight an interesting aspect of a community’s local history or culture. Applicants for this grant opportunity are required to partner with at least one, and preferably more, cultural or educational organizations in their community. SC Humanities has periodically issued themed Requests for Proposals over the years, including “Religion in South Carolina,” “This is Not Your Grandparents’ South Carolina: The Changing Face
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2017 Liberty Week in South Carolina

The South Carolina Historical Society will highlight South Carolina’s role in the American Revolution through several special events during 2017 Liberty Week in South Carolina: June 28 – July 4, 2017. Scholar Doug MacIntyre will speak in Aiken and Florence, and several other special events will take place. South Carolina Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant in May 2017. South Carolina has long commemorated “Carolina Day” and the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, which took place days before the Declaration of Independence was signed. The South Carolina Historical Society will enhance several existing events as well as presenting two public lecture programs
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Homegrown Heroes

The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage will present a World War II exhibit, Homegrown Heroes: The Lowcountry in World War II, scheduled to launch Saturday, April 1, 2017. SC Humanities supported this project with a Major Grant in February 2017. The Morris Center will be hosting a grand exhibit opening on April 1 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. This event will be free and open to the public and feature a performance by the one and only Parris Island Marine band. The Center will also offer children’s games as well as a face painting station, a bouncy castle, WWII reenactors and more.
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Blackville Music and Art Festival

The 6th annual Blackville Music and Art Festival will take place on May 19 -20 in downtown Blackville in Barnwell County and will include a parade, live performances, arts and craft gallery, and several public lectures by scholars. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant in April 2017. The goal of the Blackville Music and Arts Festival is to introduce the people of Blackville and surrounding areas to different art forms, culture, and history. In 2017, there will be humanities content for the first time, including an interactive presentation by scholar and historical re-enactor Donald West in character
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A Call for Nominations for the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities recognize outstanding achievement in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship; institutional and individual participation in helping communities in South Carolina better understand our cultural heritage or ideas and issues related to the humanities; excellence defining South Carolina’s cultural life to the nation or world; and exemplary support for public humanities programs. Seventy-four individuals and organizations have received awards from 1991-2016. View a complete list of past Governor’s Award in the Humanities winners. SC Humanities is in its 44th year as the state affiliate program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Individuals, organizations,
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Atlantic Beach, the Black Pearl

The South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation (SCAAHF) will present the project “Black Pearl Homecoming Reunion” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Town of Atlantic Beach, SC. South Carolina Humanities supported this project with a Major Grant in September 2016. The SCAAHF, in partnership with the Town of Atlantic Beach, will offer a project to promote knowledge, understanding and a deeper appreciation of the significant social, economic and cultural contributions of the Town of Atlantic Beach, SC by presenting three interactive public lecture/demonstrations that highlight the history and cultural legacy of the “Black Pearl”, aka Atlantic Beach.  The project will provide
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Let the Land Say Amen

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church in York will present a festival on May 6 – 7, 2017 that will honor the life of Elias Hill and the history of the Clay Hill community. The event will take place on the historic church’s property, which includes two historic cemeteries and public trails. South Carolina Humanities supported this event with a Major Grant in February 2017. Elias Hill was a formerly enslaved man who led the migration of freed slaves from York County to Liberia after facing acts of terrorism by the Ku Klux Klan during the Reconstruction Era. Allison Creek Church was
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