The Bill of Rights and You!

December 2016 marks the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. South Carolina Humanities, in partnership with the National Archives and the Federation of State Humanities Councils, is making a unique pop-up kiosk exhibit about the Bill of Rights available to cultural organizations around South Carolina. Fifteen venues will host the exhibit starting on December 15, 2016, and many will keep the exhibit up through the end of January.

The host sites include:

Alice Drive Middle School, 40 Miller Rd, Sumter, SC 29150
Barnwell County Museum,
Marlboro Ave, Barnwell, SC 29812
Beaufort County Library
, 311 Scott St, Beaufort, SC 29902
Blythewood County Historical Society, 100 McNulty Rd, Blythewood, SC 29016
Books on Broad, 944 Broad St, Camden, SC 29020
Chapman Cultural Center, 200 E. St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306
College of Charleston Library, 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Congressman Jeff Duncan’s Office, 303 West Beltline Blvd., Anderson, SC 29625
Congressman Joe Wilson’s Office, 1700 Sunset Blvd., #1, West Columbia, SC 29169
Congressman Trey Gowdy’s Office, 101 W. St. John Street, Suite 203, Spartanburg, SC 29036
Greenwood County Library, 600 Main St S, Greenwood, SC 29646
Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
Lexington County Library, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Meridian, 17th Floor, 1320 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Oconee Heritage Center, 123 Brown’s Square Drive, Walhalla, SC 29691
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223
South State Bank, 45 East Antrim Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
University of South Carolina Aiken, Gregg-Graniteville Library, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, South Carolina 29801
Winthrop University, 701 Oakland Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29733


Spotlighting one of the most remarkable periods in American history, the pop-up exhibit contains simple messages conveying the importance of the Bill of Rights, its history and implementation, and its impact today.

Some copies of the exhibit will continue to travel to another communities in January and February. More details about this second wave of host venues will be added to this story soon.

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.

Image of the Bill of Rights: By 1st United States Congress – This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the ARC Identifier (National Archives Identifier) 1408042.