Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project

The Upcountry History Museum has a strong oral history program, and in 2015 – 2017, they are specifically focused on collecting oral histories from Vietnam veterans. The Vietnam Veterans Oral History project will be part of the discussion at the 2015 Veterans’ Day Tribute at the Upcountry History Museum on November 14, 2015. SC Humanities … Read moreVietnam Veterans Oral History Project

Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative

The Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (JHSSC) and Historic Columbia will hold a joint meeting, “A Tale of Two Cities (and a few small towns)”, on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, that features the dedication of a historical marker, lectures, panel discussions, and walking tours in Columbia and Orangeburg exploring and examining … Read moreColumbia Jewish Heritage Initiative

Dialog with the Past – Collecting and Preserving Chester County’s Black History

The Chester County Historical Society will implement a major effort to explore and collect the history of black citizens of Chester County. Monthly history harvest events will take place at communities around Chester County from November 2015 – April 2016 where images, stories, and documents will be collected and digitized. Images from the existing Henry … Read moreDialog with the Past – Collecting and Preserving Chester County’s Black History

SC Humanities Awards over $40,000 in Major Grants

SC Humanities Board of Directors awarded over $40,000 in Major Grants to 8 cultural organizations after a September 18, 2015 Board Meeting in Columbia. The awards were selected through a competitive application and review process and are made possible by SC Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Matching community support for the 8 … Read moreSC Humanities Awards over $40,000 in Major Grants

Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival

The Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival is an annual event taking place on Hilton Head Island as part of South Carolina Archaeology Month. The third annual festival is scheduled for October 22 – 24, 2015 and will feature 18 films, including a track about South Carolina heritage. SC Humanities supported this project with … Read moreArkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival

Radical Son: A Play in One Act About Freedom

Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina will present the world premiere of the original play “Radical Son: A Play in One Act About Freedom” in Charleston in October 2015. This adventure-drama reveals one of America’s first abolitionists, Charleston’s own John Laurens, a young, unsung Revolutionary war hero. SC Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant in … Read moreRadical Son: A Play in One Act About Freedom