2008 South Carolina Humanities Festival

The 2008 South Carolina Humanities Festival will be in Lake City, SC on October 23-25, 2008. Lake City, established in 1883, is located in Florence County and is known for its agriculture, particularly its tobacco market and bean market. The Lake City Community Museum, also known as the National Bean Market Museum, will host the festival.

The South Carolina Humanities Festival is an annual event sponsored by The Humanities CouncilSC. Eleven different South Carolina communities have hosted the SC Humanities Festival, celebrating their local history and culture through lectures, discussions, films, and exhibits.

The 2008 Humanities Festival will offer a variety of events, including an Opening Reception featuring author Dori Sanders (by invitation only), a lecture series featuring scholars Joe Stukes and Eldred Prince, a tour of Moore Farms, a lecture on South Carolina food traditions by scholar Amanda Dew Manning, and a brief historical walking tour of downtown Lake City. The Smithsonian Exhibit Key Ingredients: America By Food will also open at the National Bean Market Museum on the weekend of the festival and will be available for visitors to tour. Find out more about the schedule of events.

To find out more about the history of the South Carolina Humanities Festival and to see a list of previous hosts, please click here.