Crossroads Schedule of Events

From September 8, 2018 to June 29, 2019, Crossroads: Change in Rural America will travel to six communities across South Carolina. Each community is planning special programs related to their local history and culture to accompany the exhibit. This schedule lists many of these exciting events!

Union, SC – September 8 – October 21, 2018
Denmark, SC – October 27 – December 9, 2018
Newberry, SC – December 15, 2018 – February 3, 2019
Hopkins, SC – February 9 – March 24, 2019
Barnwell, SC – March 30 – May 12, 2019
Dillon, SC – May 18 – June 29, 2019

Union, SC

September 8 – October 21, 2018
The Smithsonian exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America will be on display at the Union County Library System (300 E South St, Union, SC 29379)
Hours of operation:
Mondays –  Thursdays – 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sundays – CLOSED
For more information contact Taylor Atkinson, 864-427-7140

Saturday, September 8 | 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Grand Opening Event
This will be the grand re-opening of the renovated and restored Union County Library as well as the opening of the Crossroads exhibit.
Ribbon Cutting
Guest Speaker: Marjory Wentworth, Poet Laureate of South Carolina
Light refreshments
Info: 864-427-7140

Saturday, October 6 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Communal Pen Writing Workshop
In the Communal Pen workshop, facilitators EboniRamm and Michelle Ross will help participants write to celebrate and explore connections to place and community.
No previous experience necessary!
Learn more from the flier!
Location: Union County Library System, 300 E South St, Union, SC 29379
Info: 864-427-7140
FREE but pre-registration requested here

DATE TBD
Part 1 of “The History of Union County” with Dr. Allan Charles, Professor Emeritus of History at USC Union
Location: Union County Carnegie Library, 300 E South St, Union, SC 29379
Info: 864-427-7140

DATE TBD
Part 2 of “The History of Union County” with Dr. Allan Charles, Professor Emeritus of History at USC Union
Location: Union County Carnegie Library, 300 E South St, Union, SC 29379
Info: 864-427-7140

DATE TBD
Part 3 of “The History of Union County” with Dr. Allan Charles, Professor Emeritus of History at USC Union
Location: Union County Carnegie Library, 300 E South St, Union, SC 29379
Info: 864-427-7140

Ongoing:
Companion Exhibit at the Union County
Museum
127 W Main St, Union, SC 29379
Info: 864-429-5081

Ongoing:
StoryWalk on Main Street
In partnership with the Union County Literacy Council, Union County Library System will put up a related StoryWalk in the shops downtown on Main Street. The book will be posted in the shop windows on Main Street businesses throughout September and October – families are encouraged to walk up and down Main Street to read the story and shop locally.

 

Denmark, SC

October 27 – December 9, 2018
The Smithsonian exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America will be on display at Voorhees College (Wright-Potts Library), 5480 Voorhees Rd, Denmark, SC 29042
Hours of operation:
Mondays – Thursdays – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fridays – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays – By appointment

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Changes in Church Music in the Rural Community
Including discussions of hymns, common meter songs, and gospel
Location: Voorhees College (Massachusetts Hall), Denmark, SC
See the campus map
Free and open to the public
Info: 803-780-1225

Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Rural Women of Yesteryear and Today
Including discussions of social life, family life, and religion
Location: Voorhees College (Massachusetts Hall), Denmark, SC
See the campus map
Free and open to the public
Info: 803-780-1225

Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Stories from Senior Citizens Living in Bamberg County
Panel discussion about growing up in Bamberg County
Location: Voorhees College (Massachusetts Hall), Denmark, SC
See the campus map
Free and open to the public
Info: 803-780-1225

Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Communal Pen Writing Workshop
In the Communal Pen workshop, facilitators EboniRamm and Michelle Ross will help participants write to celebrate and explore connections to place and community.
No previous experience necessary!
Learn more from the flier!
Location: Wright-Potts Library (Student Lounge on First Floor, adjacent to the exhibit), Voorhees College in Denmark, SC
Info: 803-780-1225
FREE but pre-registration requested here