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 take place at the Georgetown County Museum, located at 120 Broad Street, Georgetown, SC 29440. All events are open to the public and free for members; nonmembers pay $5.
Tuesday, July 18 | 5:30 p.m.
Alcohol Use From Colonial Times To After Prohibition in South Carolina
Presented by J.R. Fennell
Tuesday, August 1 | 5:30 p.m.
Tobacco – Staple of South Carolina
Presented by Walter Hill
Tuesday, September 5 | 5:30 p.m.
The Fiddle – Music on the Farm
Lecture and performance by Wayne Skipper
Tuesday, October 3 | 5:30 p.m.
Archaeology at The Ark Plantation
Presented by Susan Hoffer McMillan
Tuesday, November 7 | 5:30 p.m.
Aerial Views of Abandoned Rice Fields in the Lowcountry
Presented by David Soliday
Tuesday, December 15 | 5:30 p.m.
From Field to Cup: The Story of Tea in South Carolina
Presented by William Hall
For more information about the speaker series, please contact the Georgetown County Museum at 843-545-7020.
The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 21-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.