Blythewood Township Celebrates Black History Month

The Blythewood Townships will sponsor three events during 2015 Black History Month in the theme of “Celebrating Black History Through Honor and the Arts.” The events include the performance of an original play entitled “Waves,” an evening event honoring local black residents, and a gospel celebration and art display. SC Humanities supported this project through … Read moreBlythewood Township Celebrates Black History Month

SC Humanities Announces 2015 Student Research Fellow

SC Humanities is pleased to announce that one Student Research Fellow has been selected for 2015: Lauren Hamm of the University of South Carolina. Student Research Fellowships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior years attending an accredited university or college in South Carolina to explore research … Read moreSC Humanities Announces 2015 Student Research Fellow

Columbia Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Burning of Columbia

A multidisciplinary coalition of organizations and agencies is launching a two-month-long initiative to study and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the burning of Columbia, SC that took place on February 17, 1865 during the last months of the Civil War. Events will include lectures, exhibits, tours, films, public discussions, and visual and performing arts. SC … Read moreColumbia Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Burning of Columbia

Video About the Hampton County Old Jail

The Hampton County Museum has created a short digital movie featuring the upstairs of the Hampton County Old Jail, which is historically significant but currently inaccessible due to structural issues. SC Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant in August 2014. The upstairs of the Hampton County Jail, which now houses the Hampton County … Read moreVideo About the Hampton County Old Jail

Author Jason Emerson Featured in Aiken County

The Heritage Council of North Augusta, the Nancy Carson Library, and the Aiken County Historical Museum will partner together to bring noted author Jason Emerson to Aiken County for a series of four public programs from January 2 – January 4, 2015. Jason Emerson will speak about his book Giant in the Shadows: The Life … Read moreAuthor Jason Emerson Featured in Aiken County