The Way We Worked Schedule of Events

From January 28 to November 12, 2017, The Way We Worked will travel to six communities across South Carolina. Each community is planning special programs related to their local history to accompany the exhibit. This schedule lists many of these exciting events!

St. George, SC – January 28 – March 12, 2017
Blythewood, SC – March 18 – April 30, 2017
Pickens, SC – May 6 – June 18, 2017
Chester, SC – June 24 – August 6, 2017
McClellanville, SC – August 12 – September 24, 2017
Hartsville, SC – September 30 – November 12, 2017

St. George, SC

January 28 – March 12, 2017
The Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked will be on display at the Dorchester County and Archives Center (101 Ridge Street, St. George, SC 29477)
Hours of operation:
Mondays – Wednesdays – 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays – 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fridays – 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sundays – CLOSED
Admission to the Dorchester County Archives and History Center is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for students
For more information contact Bill Blakely, 843-696-0155

Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Grand Opening Event
The grand opening will take place on Saturday, January 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and will include a marketplace on the front lawn of the Dorchester County and Archives Center (101 Ridge Street, St. George, SC 29477) with a replica of the H.L. Hunley, artists, artisans, blacksmith demonstration, and other cultural vendors. Inside the Archives & History Center there will be additional attractions, including:

  • author Cynthia Putnam with her Pomeranian “Snowball,” a character in her children’s books
  • Colonial Dance Master Dana Cheney, accompanied by his wife Bonita, both in colonial period attire
  • Cathy Nelson and members of the Kusso-Natchez Native American tribe in regalia with their ceremonial drum

For more information contact the Dorchester County and Archives & History Center at 843-563-0053.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Special programming featuring Dr. Minuette Floyd, Photographer, showcasing her collection; Alvin Glenn, Artist, displaying his award winning artwork; and Dana Cheney, Colonial Dance Master.
Location:  Dorchester County and Archives Center (101 Ridge Street, St. George, SC 29477)
For more information contact the Dorchester County and Archives & History Center at 843-563-0053.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Special programming featuring  Jeff Neale, portraying historical figure Arthur Middleton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; and Dana Cheney, Colonial Dance Master
Location:  Dorchester County and Archives Center (101 Ridge Street, St. George, SC 29477)
For more information contact the Dorchester County and Archives & History Center at 843-563-0053.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Marketplace and Colonial Games
Special programming featuring Millie Chaplin with colonial games and corn husk dolls and a marketplace outside the center.
Location:  Dorchester County and Archives Center (101 Ridge Street, St. George, SC 29477)
For more information contact the Dorchester County and Archives & History Center at 843-563-0053.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Special programming featuring Ashley Chapman, a Colonial Dorchester Historian; and Susan Kammeraad Campbell (publisher) and Larry Price (author) with the book Edisto River: Black Water Crown Jewel
Location:  Dorchester County and Archives Center (101 Ridge Street, St. George, SC 29477)
For more information contact the Dorchester County and Archives & History Center at 843-563-0053.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Special programming featuring Jeff Neale, portraying historical figure Arthur Middleton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; Dana Cheney, Colonial Dance Master; and Millie Chaplin displaying gourds
Location:  Dorchester County and Archives Center (101 Ridge Street, St. George, SC 29477)
For more information contact the Dorchester County and Archives & History Center at 843-563-0053.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Special programming featuring Delaine Waters of the Artist Gild and Dana Cheney, Colonial Dance Master
Location:  Dorchester County and Archives Center (101 Ridge Street, St. George, SC 29477)
For more information contact the Dorchester County and Archives & History Center at 843-563-0053.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Special programming featuring Dana Cheney, Colonial Dance Master; and Susan Kammeraad Campbell and Larry Price, publisher and author of Edisto River: Black Water Crown Jewel
Location:  Dorchester County and Archives Center (101 Ridge Street, St. George, SC 29477)
For more information contact the Dorchester County and Archives & History Center at 843-563-0053.

Making Coco Mats (DCA&HC McMahan Photo Collection)

Blythewood, SC

March 19 – April 30, 2017
The Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked will be on display at the Blythewood Historical Society (Langford-Nord House, 100 McNulty Street, Blythewood, SC)
Hours of operation:
Mondays – CLOSED
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays – CLOSED
Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sundays – 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
For more information contact call 803-333-8133 or email blythewoodhistoricalsociety.sc@gmail.com

Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Grand Opening Event
Ribbon cutting, presentation by state scholar Dr. Melissa Walker, guided tour of the exhibit, and refreshments
Location: Blythewood Historical Society (Langford-Nord House, 100 McNulty Street, Blythewood, SC)
Info: call 803-333-8133 or email blythewoodhistoricalsociety.sc@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 21 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Blythewood After Five Networking Reception at the Langford-Nord House
Sponsored by the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce; an opportunity for participants to view The Way We Worked
Location: Blythewood Historical Society (Langford-Nord House, 100 McNulty Street, Blythewood, SC)
Free for Chamber members and one guest; otherwise, tickets are $10
Info or tickets: http://blythewoodchamber.com/2364-2/

Saturday, April 1, 2017 |2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Railroad Day
The SC Railroad Museum will host a train ride in Winnsboro in neighboring Fairfield County from 2:00 – 3:30
Location: SC Railroad Museum, 110 Industrial Park Rd, Winnsboro, SC 29180
Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance
Info: call 803-333-8133 or email blythewoodhistoricalsociety.sc@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.
Blythewood Library Storytime at the Langford-Nord House
For students 8+ on the theme of “work”
Blythewood Historical Society (Langford-Nord House, 100 McNulty Street, Blythewood, SC)
Info: call 803-333-8133 or email blythewoodhistoricalsociety.sc@gmail.com

Saturday, April 22, 2017 |10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Farm Day
A day of exhibitors displaying specialties such as old farm equipment, a gris mill, farm animals, honey frames/bees, and a box garden for children to plant seeds.
Location: Blythewood Historical Society (Langford-Nord House, 100 McNulty Street, Blythewood, SC)
Info: call 803-333-8133 or email blythewoodhistoricalsociety.sc@gmail.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Closing Event & Walking Tour

A Retail Walking Tour to 9 sites in Blythewood that were old stores/shops. Each site will have a docent there to tell the history of the store with a flip chart of old photographs and information about the establishment. Closing remarks will take place at the end of the tour, and refreshments will be served.
Location: Blythewood Historical Society (Langford-Nord House, 100 McNulty Street, Blythewood, SC)
Info: call 803-333-8133 or email blythewoodhistoricalsociety.sc@gmail.com

Photo: Southern Railray Section Track Crew standing in front of the Blythewood Station, circa 1946. The photo was taken by H.B. McLean, Sr. historyofblythewood.com

Pickens, SC

May 6 – June 18, 2017
The Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked will be on display at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History (307 Johnson Street, Pickens, SC 29671)
Hours of operation:
Mondays – CLOSED
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays– 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays – 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sundays – CLOSED
For more information contact Dan Brennan at 864-898-5027

May 6 – June 18, 2017
How Pickens Worked Exhibit
The local exhibit “How Pickens Worked” will be on display at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History (307 Johnson Street, Pickens, SC 29671)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Grand Opening in Pickens

Be one of the first to see the exhibit and enjoy light refreshments.
Location: Pickens County Museum of Art and History (307 Johnson Street, Pickens, SC 29671)
Info: call 864-898-5027

Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.
Table Rock State Park and the CCC

Presented by Poll Knowland, site director of Table Rock State Park
Location: Pickens County Museum of Art and History (307 Johnson Street, Pickens, SC 29671)
Info: call 864-898-5027

Chester, SC

June 24 – August 6, 2017
The Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked will be on display at the Chester City Hall (100 West End Street, Chester, SC 29706)
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday – 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays – 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sundays – CLOSED
For more information contact Cynthia Curtis at (803) 581-2123 Ext. 233

June 24, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of The Way We Worked
City Hall
100 West End Street
Chester, SC 29706 (803)-581-2123

June 24, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Car Show and Kids Day
Showcase of local vehicles and activities for children. Guided tours also provided.
Chester County Transportation Museum
157 Wylie Street, Chester | (803)385- 2330

 


City of Chester City Hall

June 24 – August 6, 2017
Chester Farmers and Artisans Market

Tues., Thurs., and Sat., 7:30 AM- 1 PM
Local, fresh produce and high-quality artwork for sale. Agricultural display sponsored by The Market and Clemson Cooperative Extension, Chester County.
111 Columbia Street, Chester | (803) 444-4327

June 24- August 6, 2017
Chester Through the Decades
Scrapbook Collection of thousands of local newspaper clippings from 1950- present day. Open during business hours.
Chester County Chamber of Commerce
109 Gadsden Street, Chester | (803) 581- 4142

June 24- August 6, 2017
Through the Lens of Henry O. Nichols: The Way We Worked in Chester County
Large Native American Collection & Display – Springs/Textile Display – Military & Gun Display – Cotton & Agriculture, and the amazing photography collection of Henry O. Nichols.  The Nichols collection is part of the South Carolina Digital Library – scmemory.org  Check our website for more information: chesterschistory.org
Guided tours top of every hour.
Chester County Historical Society Museum & Archives
107 McAliley Street, Chester | (803) 385-2332

June 24- August 6, 2017 | 9 AM- 7 PM
Antique Tractor Showcase
Unique display of antique farm equipment, fresh produce and hand-dipped ice cream for sale at the market.
Cotton Hills Farm
2309 Wilson Road, Lowrys | (803) 581-4545

June 24- August 6, 2017
Great Falls: Native Americans, Hydroelectricity and Textiles
Fridays – 1 PM- 4 PM
Saturdays – 10 AM- 5 PM
Sundays – 2 PM- 4PM
Exhibit created by the Great Falls HomeTown Association celebrating Great Falls’ rich heritage of hydroelectricity and textiles.
Town Hall | 808 Dearborn Street, Great Falls | (803) 482-2370

June 24- August 6, 2017
Transportation Showcase
Tuesdays – 10 AM- 2 PM
Saturdays – 10 AM- 4 PM
Sundays – 2 PM- 5 PM
Various images and transportation artifacts will be on display. Collaborative effort by the L & C Railroad and the Richburg Fire Department.
Richburg Town Hall
201 N. Main Street, Richburg | (803) 789- 5052

June 24- August 6 | Every Friday 7 PM
Blackstock Bluegrass
Listen to country, gospel and bluegrass music and join in on the fun and fellowship. Potluck dinner served every Friday at 6 PM.

June 24, 2017 | 2 PM
Dedication of Engine No. 5
Edgemore and Manetta Railway’s Engine No. 5 was the last common non-tourist steam locomotive in the country until retirement.
L& C Railroad
Richburg Park, Main Street | (803) 789-5052
See a special invitation from Ed Sharpe of the Town of Richburg

July 1, 15, and 29th | 10 AM
Chester County Historical Society’s Virtual Walking Tour of Chester
Meet at Chester County Library
100 Center Street | (803) 385-2332


Image: Chester High School Students taken out of class to help pick cotton circa 1941, Copyright Henry O. Nichols Collection 2016 Digital & Print – Used By Permission

July 8, 2017 | 10 AM
History of Burrell Hemphill
Rev. WT Holmes will share family history and information about plantation.
Hopewell Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
Blackstock

July 15, 2017 | 10 AM- 12 PM
The Civilian Conservation Corps
Discussion of how the Civilian Conservation Corps built Chester State Park. Presentation and short hike of the park. Park admission required.
Chester State Park
759 State Park Drive, Chester | (803) 385-2680

July 18, 2017 | 1:00 p.m.
Ron Rash Lecture

Ron Rash will be reading from his book of poetry Eureka Mill, based on his grandparents’ stories of mill life in Chester, SC.
Chester Main Library, 100 Center St, Chester, SC 29706
Free and open to the public
Info: 803-377-8145

July 20, 2017
Painting Classes with Penney Winslow
Class for Kids: 3-4:30 PM | Class for Adults: 5:30-7:30 PM
Acrylic painting classes celebrating the importance that the Guernsey cow played in Chester’s agriculture history. Kids paint for $25 and adults for $38. Call office for ticket information.
Arts Council of Chester County
123 Main Street, Chester | (803) 581-2030

July 28, 2017 | 1 PM
Lecture and Discussion with native author Earl Lee, “The Gayle”
Sponsored by the Chester County Historical Society
Chester War Memorial Building
154 Main Street, Chester | (803)385-2332

July 29 | 7 PM
Lando History Night
Presentation slideshow with commentary by Winthrop Professor Phil Moody followed by Home Movies by Lando Residents.  Hot dogs and drinks will be for sale beginning at 5pm.  Admission is free.

The Way We Worked in Lando a Textile Mill and Village Museum
Lando Manetta Mills History Center, Admission is free, donations are welcomed
3801 Lando Road, Lando | (803) 789-6361
Mon-Fri[9-12] Sun [2-5]; other times call for an appointment or visit our website
www.landomanettamillshistorycenter.com

July 29 | 10 AM- 3 PM
Tours of Great Falls Dam and Power Plant
Tours on the half hour. Call Great Falls HomeTown Association at (803) 482-2370 for additional information.
Great Falls Dam and Power Plant
Duke Energy Station, Brooklyn Road, Great Falls, SC

McClellanville, SC

August 12 – September 24, 2017
The Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked will be on display at the McClellanville Arts Council (733 Pinckney Street, McClellanville, SC 29458)
Hours of operation:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Or by appointment
For more information contact 843-887-3157


Image: McClellanville Cast Net, Gelatin Silver Print, Photo by Vinnie Deas Moore

Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
Grand Opening
733 Pinckney Street
McClellanville, SC 29458
843-887-3157

Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 4:00 p.m.
Solar Eclipse Lecture Series – Climatologist David Zierden
Attendees can listen to the lecture and then visit the gallery to see the exhibit
Light refreshments served
733 Pinckney Street
McClellanville, SC 29458
843-887-3157

Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
Working Forward: An Open Forum on The Way We Worked
Join us to view existing images of work in McClellanville and help us plan for how to collect more. Hosting The Way We Worked exhibit from the Smithsonian is just the beginning of a long-term effort to document how people make a living in this area now–and how they did it in the past. We want to hear your stories about work and find out who else we should contact. On the water and onshore, in the forest and on the road—everyday details are woven together to create the stories of our lives, and in just a few years, even the jobs we hold now may seem like ancient history.  Visitors will view The Way We Worked, then participate in an open forum to discuss what should we record now to preserve this important heritage for our children and grandchildren?  This event will be co-hosted with the Village Museum. Free and open to the public, with refreshments.
733 Pinckney Street
McClellanville, SC 29458
843-887-3157

Hartsville, SC

September 30 – November 12, 2017
The Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked will be on display at the Black Creek Arts Council (116 W College Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550)
Hours of operation:
Tuesdays – Thursdays: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
Fridays: 10am – 2pm
Saturdays: 10am – 1pm
Or by appointment

On display at the Black Creek Arts Council in the gallery with The Way We Worked:

  • Historic archives from local global packaging company, Sonoco Products Company sonoco.com
  • YUMI robot provided by Integrated Systems, Inc. and programmed to perform simple tasks by Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics students.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.
Grand Opening
Sponsored by Sonoco
Black Creek Arts Council
116 W College Ave
Hartsville, SC 29550
Info: (843) 332-6234

October 1 – December 1, 2017 | Hours: Open daily
Companion Exhibit: The Way We Worked Photography Exhibit
Local photographers will exhibit their work of area industries at Black Creek Arts Council’s second gallery located at the Mantissa Executive Suites. Ronda Gandy’s photos are centered mainly on Nucor Steel Corporation and are featured on steel, wood, glass, and paper.
Location: Mantissa Executive Suites, 130 East Carolina Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550
Phone: 843-917-0669

September 30 – November 12, 2017
Display of Books at the Hartsville Memorial Library
The library will be featuring adult and children’s books related to the exhibit and hosting a student reading challenge for the duration of the exhibit. A children’s story time will be conducted at Black Creek Arts Center – time and date TBA.
Location: Hartsville Memorial Library, 147 West College Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550
Hours: Mon – Thurs 9am – 8pm, Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 2pm, Sun 2pm – 5pm

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | time TBA
Painting Class
Local artist, Vicky McLain, will lead a painting workshop at Black Creek Arts Center featuring a cotton boll – a very important crop in South Carolina’s history. Students can find more information and register at blackcreekarts.org
Location: Black Creek Arts Council, 116 W College Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550
Info: (843) 332-6234

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 9am-1pm
Hartsville Fall Farmer’s Market
Featuring farm fresh produce, organic meats, eggs & cheeses, handmade crafts and fitness expo.
Location: 100 East Carolina Avenue

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 9am-4pm
Darlington, S.C. Sweet Potato Festival
Featuring craft, food, and arts vendors, live entertainment, music, puppets, exhibits, an antique car show, appearances by Spud, and plenty of funnel cakes and sweet potato pies!
Location: Public Square, Darlington, SC 29532

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Speed and Feed BBQ Cook –Off and Car Show
Darlington Raceway will host the 5th Annual barbeque and classic car show.
Location: Darlington Raceway 1301 Harry Byrd Hwy Darlington, SC 29532
Phone: (843)395-8900

Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 3 – 5pm
Historic Jacob Kelley House
Come out and enjoy the place where the Yankees slept among the Rebels. You will be treated to an authentic farm settlement experience. Guild members will be on hand for guided tours.
Location: 2585 Kelleytown Road
Phone: 843-861-3955

Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 9am-1pm
Hartsville Fall Farmer’s Market
Featuring farm fresh produce, organic meats, eggs & cheeses and handmade crafts by local artisans.
Location: 100 East Carolina Avenue

Ongoing
Tours of “The Way Darlington County Works”
Tours can be arranged of various plants in town by calling Black Creek Arts Council.
Location: Sonoco, Duke, NuCor Steel, Anderson Brass, Integrated Systems Inc.
Phone: 843-332-6234

Points of interest while you are in Hartsville:

Hartsville Museum – The Lawhon History Gallery contains artifacts and their history as it relates to Hartsville, the Pee Dee region, and the state of South Carolina. Museum tours can be scheduled for groups of all ages and interests. Hands-on tours are offered for children focusing on Native Americans, Cotton and the Early 20th Century Kitchen.
Location: 123 North Fifth Street
Phone: 843-383-3005
Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 2pm

Coker Experimental Farms – Self-guided interpretive exhibits in a replica of the site’s original dairy barn depict the company’s impact on Southern agriculture. Coker Farms is a National Historic Landmark and achieved this designation as the first agricultural company to use scientific plant breeding methods and protocols to develop improved varieties of crop seeds for the American farmer.
Location: 1257 S. Fourth St.
Phone: 843-383-3005
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; self-guided tours daily; group tours available, call to schedule appointment

McLeod farms – display of antique farm equipment, fresh produce and hand-dipped ice cream for sale
Location: 29247 Hwy 151 McBee, SC 29101
Phone: 843-335-8611
Hours: 8am – 6pm daily, Museum hours 10am – 4pm