2019 Fresh Voice: Scott Gwara

Scott Gwara spends his days surrounded by the past…literally.  For more than two decades, this University of South Carolina professor has been assembling, studying and publicizing a collection of rare handwritten books. These “manuscripts” from medieval and Renaissance Europe pre-date 1600 AD, most are written in Latin and range in subject matter from Holy Writ … Read more 2019 Fresh Voice: Scott Gwara

2019 Governor’s Award Winner: Steven Naifeh

Steven Naifeh is an award-winning author, an internationally-exhibited visual artist, a businessman and a historic preservationist. Naifeh, along with his partner and co-author Gregory White Smith, has written 18 books.  These include Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1991, and Van Gogh: The Life, which Leo Jansen of the Van … Read more 2019 Governor’s Award Winner: Steven Naifeh

2019 Governor’s Award Winner: Ron Daise

Ron Daise, a native of St. Helena Island, SC, is an author, performing artist, and educator who has shared stories, music, and lectures about history, culture, and faith across the country. Since 2004, he has served as Vice President for Creative Education at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, and has created and implemented programs, … Read more 2019 Governor’s Award Winner: Ron Daise

2019 Governor’s Award Winner: Greenville Chautauqua

Caroline McIntyre Administrator and Historical Interpreter George Frein Founder and Historical Interpreter Sally Potosky Chair of the Board of Directors Greenville Chautauqua (pronounced “Shuh-TALK-wa”), celebrating its 20th season, has grown from a one-week program to year-long programmatic activities in Greenville, Asheville, Spartanburg and Brevard.  Their scholarship based, oral history performances bring people and events to … Read more 2019 Governor’s Award Winner: Greenville Chautauqua

A Historical Marker for Poplar Grove Elementary School

Poplar Grove Elementary School was one of 17 African American schools built between 1918-1930 in Union County. It opened in 1927 and closed in the 1960s. On Sunday, June 9 at 1:00 p.m., a historical marker will be unveiled at the site of Poplar Grove Elementary School, which is now a private residence. A program … Read more A Historical Marker for Poplar Grove Elementary School

Call for Speakers for the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud Program

SC Humanities is issuing a call for speakers to join our Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud program roster. Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud is one of the oldest programs of SC Humanities and one of the most beloved. Through the Speakers Bureau, some of South Carolina’s finest scholars travel throughout the state to share their interests and … Read more Call for Speakers for the Speakers Bureau: Humanities Out Loud Program

Crossroads: Change in Rural America on Display in Dillon

SC Humanities, in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street program, is pleased to present Crossroads: Change in Rural America. The exhibition examining the evolving landscape of rural America will open at the Dillon County Court House through the efforts of the Dillon County Theatre Association on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Dillon is the LAST stop … Read more Crossroads: Change in Rural America on Display in Dillon