New Harmonies Host Sites Announced!

SC Humanities is happy to announce that 12 small communities in South Carolina will have the opportunity to host the traveling Smithsonian exhibit New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music in 2011 and 2012. New Harmonies explores Americans' creative expression through music – music known by names like blues, country western, folk ballads, and gospel.

New Harmonies is made possible in South Carolina through Museum on Main Street, a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Services and state humanities councils nationwide. The Humanities CouncilSC offered an application opportunity to small museums, arts centers, libraries, and other community venues in South Carolina cities of 20,000 or less residents to host this exciting exhibit about American music. The response was enormous, and the Council is happy to announce the 12 recipients (listed alphabetically by host site):

Allendale Hampton Jasper Regional Library System, Allendale

Beaufort County Library, Beaufort

Black Creek Arts Council, Hartsville

City of Gaffney, Gaffney

Colleton County Museum/Colleton County Memorial Library/Colleton Center/Colleton County Arts Council, Walterboro

Fairfield County Museum, Winnsboro

Horry County Museum, Conway

Landrum Branch of the Spartanburg County Library, Landrum

Laurens County Public Library, Laurens

McCelvey Center of the Culture & Heritage Museums, York

Southern Wesleyan University/Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife/Pickens County Museum, Central

Walhalla Branch of the Oconee County Library, Walhalla

The exhibit schedule will be announced in early 2010, so check The Humanities CouncilSC website for updates about when New Harmonies will be in a community near you!