Horse Creek: A Tale Worth the Telling

The Aiken County Historical Museum and Storyline Media have completed an original, broadcast-length documentary film about the “Horse Creek Valley” region of Aiken County. Horse Creek: A Tale Worth the Telling will premiere on public television on September 22, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. Public screenings took place in Aiken and Warrenville in June 2011. SC Humanities supported this documentary project with a Planning Grant in the Spring of 2010 and a Major Grant in September 2010.

Horse Creek Valley is a geographically and socially unique region of the state noted for its mill villages and first public school system. Horse Creek: A Tale Worth the Telling touches on many aspects of the history and culture of the Horse Creek region – from the American Indians who originally lived on the banks of the creek, to the Graniteville Textile Mill owned by entrepreneur William Gregg, to the area’s current development with new industries and growth. Learn more about the story behind the documentary at the official website:

Elliott Levy, the Executive Director of the Aiken County Historical Museum said of the Horse Creek Valley region: “This area is just so unusual. Some of the most influential and important people of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries passed through this Valley. This story simply had to be told.”

Horse Creek will have its public television premiere on September 22, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. on SCETV. Find out more about SCETV:

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Image: Director of Photography Jamie Koelker shooting a segment of the film on location on Horse Creek with actor Teddy Palmer, who is portraying Dave the Potter.