The Ripple Effect: How Saving a River Revitalized a Community

The Upcountry History Museum will present the original exhibit The Ripple Effect: How Saving a River Revitalized a Community from February 14 – September 20, 2015. The exhibit tells the story of the Reedy River and Lake Conestee and the community’s response to Greenville’s environmental crisis. Several public programs will take place during the exhibit’s … Read more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

Penn Center Civil Rights Symposium

Penn Center on St. Helena Island, SC will host a Civil Rights Symposium on November 21 – 22, 2014 to facilitate greater state and regional understanding of the history of Civil Rights in South Carolina and country. The symposium will feature a number of national and regional scholars and activists, including Robert Moses, Cleveland Sellers, … Read more

Deep Rooted Wisdom

Columbia Green and McKissick Museum will present a special lecture by noted horticulturalist Augustus Jenkins Farmer on November 12, 2014 at the Columbia Museum of Art. Based on Farmer’s book Deep Rooted Wisdom, the program will investigate the ways in which local history and folklife sustain our culture. SC Humanities supported this program with a … Read more