New Harmonies

Celebrating American Roots Music

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New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music is a traveling Smithsonian exhibit that explores Americans’ creative expression through music – music known by names likes blues, country western, folk ballads, and gospel. Developed as part of the Museum on Main Street program, this exhibit is designed especially for small museums and rural audiences that lack regular access to traveling exhibitions.

SC Humanities was pleased to present a special expanded tour of New Harmonies in South Carolina from April 2011 – January 2013. The exhibit visited 12 communities around South Carolina and reached more than 110,000 peopl. The general exhibit schedule is archived below, and more information about the tour of New Harmonies is available by contacting the office at 803-771-2477.

New Harmonies in South Carolina received financial support from several generous sponsors. Find out more!

Exhibit Schedule:

April 9 – May 29, 2011
Gaffney Visitor’s Center & Art Gallery
210 West Frederick Street
Gaffney, SC 29341
Contact: Will DeBorde, 864-487-6244

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See the full schedule of local events in Gaffney!

Gaffney has a website devoted to the exhibit. Check it out!

June 4 – July 17, 2011
Horry County Museum and Horry County Library
801 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526
Contact: Walter Hill: 843-915-5320 or Horry County Library: 843-915-7323

July 23 – September 4, 2011
Kaminski House Museum/Stewart Parker House
1003 Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Contact: Cindy Kinder: 843-546-7706

September 10 – October 23, 2011
Oconee County Public Library
501 West South Broad Street
Walhalla, SC 29691
Contact: Philip Cheney/Stacie Powell, 864-638-4133

October 29 – December 11, 2011
Laurens County Library
1017 West Main Street
Laurens, SC 29360
Contact: Joey P. Holmes, 864-681-7323

December 17, 2011 – February 4, 2012
Beaufort County Library
311 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
Contact: Amanda Brewer, 843-255-6456

March 3 – April 22, 2012
Southern Wesleyan University, Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife, and Pickens County Museum
Southern Wesleyan University’s Dining Commons
907 Wesleyan Drive
Central, SC 29630
Contact: Helen Hockwalt, 864-898-5027
Dot Jackson, 864-898-1418

April 28 – June 10, 2012
Fairfield County Museum
231 S. Congress Street
Winnsboro, SC 29180
Contact: Pelham Lyles, 803-635-9811

June 16 – July 29, 2012
McCelvey Center
212 E. Jefferson Street
York, SC 29745
Contact: Michael Scoggins, 803-684-3948

August 4 – September 16, 2012
Landrum Library (Spartanburg County Public Library System)
111 East Asbury Drive
Landrum, SC 29356
Contact: Lee Morgan, 864-457-2218

September 22 – November 11, 2012
Black Creek Arts Council
116 West College Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550
Contact: Allison Pederson, 843-332-6234

November 17, 2012 – January 5, 2013
Colleton County Museum, Colleton County Memorial Library, Colleton Center, Colleton County Arts Council
506 E. Washington Street
Walterboro, SC 29488
Contact: Gary Brightwell, 843-549-2303

For more information about New Harmonies, please contact T.J. Wallace at 803-771-2477.


Spanish American Musicians

New Harmonies was made possible in South Carolina by SC Humanities. New Harmonies is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide.