2023 Call for Nominations for the Governor’s Award in the Humanities and the Akers Prize

South Carolina Humanities is pleased to announce that nominations for the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities and the newly-renamed Akers Prize are now being accepted through Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards celebrate the Palmetto State’s humanities academics and advocates. The Akers Prize, formerly the Fresh Voices in the Humanities Award, … Read more

“Carin Bloom: Not the Most Unhappy of All Creation”

The Horry County Museum presents a first person historical interpretation on Catherine Greene by Carin Bloom on February 4th at 1 PM.  Towards the end of the American War for Independence, Catharine Littlefield Greene takes one more trip to accompany her husband to the front lines of war. Destined for the Continental Army’s camp above … Read more

Resilience and Revolution Speaker Application

To host a speaker in conjunction with your “Resilience and Revolution” display, please complete the application below. Application Instructions First Step:  Determine the dates when your community will host the exhibit by working with: Timia D. Thompson (she/her), Traveling Exhibits Program Coordinator, South Carolina State Museum Email: tep@scmuseum.org; phone 803.898.4990; mobile 803.629.4379  www.scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/tep Second Step: … Read more

Now Accepting Board of Directors Nominations

South Carolina Humanities is accepting nominations to become a member of our Board of Directors. New members will begin three-year terms in November 2022. Board members initiate and develop projects, seek to make the humanities accessible statewide, and take active roles in fundraising. SC Humanities, now in its 50th year of service as our state’s humanities … Read more

The Classroom Civil War Museum

A traveling display of Lincoln and Civil War memorabilia and artifacts is available as a separate program. It requires a dedicated classroom for the day and at least six folding or library size tables. One or more classes can be rotated through the exhibit during a period of perhaps four repetitions; commentary and historical explanation … Read more

Eyewitnesses to General Sherman’s campaign and the burning of Columbia

General Sherman went to great lengths during the burning of Columbia, South Carolina to protect a friend whose family he had visited frequently while he was a bachelor stationed at Fort Moultrie between 1842 and 1846. The book and letters that Sherman sent to his friend along with an eyewitness account of his visits, finally … Read more

Military Diaries: Personal Accounts of WWI and the Cold War

Veteran reporter, author and USC Professor Emerita Pat McNeely presents recently edited military diaries and family histories of her husband and her father-in-law who served in the Cold War and World War I respectively. McNeely has added family pictures and additional information to both diaries to make them lasting histories. Hear about how she pulled … Read more

The Legacy Of A Common Civil War Soldier: Private T. M. Shields

Humphries authored a book using the letters her great grandfather wrote back home to his beloved wife during 1861-1865. Based on the book The Legacy of A Common Civil War Soldier, this program offers a rare glimpse of what life was really like for a Confederate soldier and his wife.

The Joys of Writing

Did you know that forty materials from twenty-eight countries go into the making of a #2 pencil? That a letter’s author owns the copyright, but the recipient owns the letter? Or that an experienced journalist is expected to produce about a thousand words per day? These questions, their answers, and a half-dozen pertinent cartoons are … Read more