Smithsonian Exhibit Water/Ways Opens in Georgetown

South Carolina Humanities, in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street program, is pleased to present the traveling Smithsonian exhibit Water/Ways in South Carolina. The exhibition dives into water–an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically. The exhibit will travel to its third venue in South Carolina at the SC Maritime Museum on Monday, September … Read more

Pop-Up Drive-In Movies in Northeast Columbia

The Luminal Theater will present two free drive-in movie nights in Northeast Columbia in October 2020. Enjoy family-friendly films THE WIZ (Friday, October 23) and THE LAST DRAGON (Friday, October 30), accompanied by an opening short film by a Columbia resident. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant. The Luminal Theater was created to … Read more

New SC Humanities Student Scholarships

SC Humanities is pleased to announce that we have revised and reestablished an opportunity for students who are majoring in or pursuing a masters degree in a humanities discipline. Through the new SC Humanities Student Scholarships, SC Humanities seeks to encourage students to explore humanities fields as they pursue their academic careers. SC Humanities will … Read more

“Exploring Omar” Virtual Discussion Series

Spoleto Festival USA will present “Exploring Omar,” a free, eight-part discussion series as part of the Festival’s education and community engagement arm, Spoleto ETC. The hourlong programs, held virtually via YouTube Live, will expand on the historical context and cultural significance of Omar, Spoleto’s upcoming world premiere opera written by Rhiannon Giddens and based on the life of Omar Ibn … Read more

Richland Library’s “Let’s Talk Race” Community Initiative

Richland Library is launching the “Let’s Talk Race” community initiative. Over the next year, they will host virtual author events, book groups and discussions that encourage honest dialogue on injustices, anti-racism and diversity. In October 2020, there are several opportunities to participate, including a book discussion and a community discussion. SC Humanities supported this programming with … Read more

SC Humanities Awards More Than $110,000 in Major Grants in September

The South Carolina Humanities Board of Directors awarded more than $110,000 in Major Grants to 16 cultural organizations after a September 25, 2020 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 … Read more

Virtual History and Architecture Tours of Charleston Houses

The Preservation Society of Charleston will create five video house tours of historically and architecturally important homes in Charleston. Each of the privately-owned properties has a unique narrative history and architectural significance to Charleston. The videos will launch weekly starting October 18, corresponding with the in-person Fall tours (outdoor only). SC Humanities supported this program … Read more

Gullah Roots Documentary

South Carolina ETV (SCETV) will be premiering a new hour-long documentary film on Thursday, October 1 entitled Gullah Roots. Following leaders of the South Carolina and Georgia Gullah Geechee community as they experience a homecoming in Sierra Leone, the project will debut at 9 p.m. on SCETV. SC Humanities helped support this project with a … Read more

Virtual Family Fun and Literacy Day

The Kaminski House Museum will present a Virtual Family Fun & Literacy Day on Saturday, October 31st in two sessions beginning at 10 am and 2 pm. The day will feature storytelling, fun crafts for the fall, and spooky treats. SC Humanities supported this project with a Fast Track Literary Grant. The Kaminski House Museum … Read more