The second annual American Heritage Festival will take place on Graham’s Historic Farm outside of Lake City, SC on December 2 – 4, 2016. The event is a living history showcase of Colonial South Carolina and the American Revolutionary War that will feature historical reenactments, lectures, musical performances, and more. South Carolina Humanities supported this program with a Major Grant in September 2016.
Graham’s Historic Farm, located at 843 McCutcheon Road in Lake City, supplied food for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and was also used as a stop-over camp site for Patriot forces, including Francis Marion’s brigade. The farm remains in the Graham family today, and the American Heritage Festival celebrates this local history.
The 2016 American Heritage Festival will feature a variety of events and activities, including a Revolutionary Battle Reenactment, a cannon demonstration and musket display, a Colonial Christmas Village with vendors, and historical lectures. Presenters include V. Scott Kaufman of Francis Marion University, J.D. Lewis, and Jim Piecuch of Kennesaw State Univeristy.
Tickets to the American Heritage Festival are $9 in advance or $10 at the door. Family rates are also available. More information about the American Heritage Festival, including a schedule and vendor list, is available at http://www.theamericanheritagefestival.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 23-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or 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.