The 19th Annual Heritage Days at the Depot will be held October 5- 7, 2023 in historic Belton, SC. A signature event for the Belton Area Museum Association, Heritage Days at the Depot exists to encourage, promote, conserve, and honor the traditional art forms and heritage skills that make our state distinct. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant.
The event feature 13 heritage skills artisans and historical interpreters giving demonstrations and presentations about historical skills like brick making, colonial apothecary, cheese making, Native American silversmithing, wagon train camp cooking, and more. More than 600 4th and 5th grade students from Anderson County School District 2 will attend on the Thursday of the event, and homeschool students are invited to participate on Friday. On Saturday, the Heritage Days at the Depot is part of Belton’s Standpipe Heritage and Arts Festival, which attracts around 6,000 attendees.
Belton Area Museum Association says, “History becomes a tangible and memorable experience as visitors gain first-hand knowledge through interactive presentations.”
The hours for the public day on Saturday, October 7 are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Belton Depot (100 North Main St., Belton, SC 29627). The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
Belton Area Museum Association’s purpose is to collect, exhibit, preserve, and interpret the artifacts, sites, antiquities, and genealogical, archival, cultural, and natural history of Belton, SC, Anderson County, SC and The State of South Carolina. Learn more about the museum here: https://beltonmuseum.com/.
The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c)3 organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos, and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. The National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.