SC Humanities Celebrates 50 Golden Years


Contact at SC Humanities:
T.J. Wallace
(803) 771-2477

SC Humanities Celebrates 50 Golden Years

South Carolina Humanities Council Celebrates Their 50th Anniversary

COLUMBIA, SC. – South Carolina Humanities (SCH) is pleased to announce they will be celebrating their 50th Golden Anniversary on March 11, 2023. The celebration will be at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History at 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223 from 7 – 9 pm.

The 50th Anniversary Celebration event will include delicious food and drinks, entertainment provided by DJ Preach Jacobs, displays of vintage items from the SCH archives, and the opportunity to mingle with special guests and friends of the humanities.

SCH was organized in 1972 and awarded its first grant in 1973. Dr. Randy Akers, Executive Director of SCH says, “At fifty, it is time to reflect on the dedication of men and women who laid a firm foundation for excellence in humanities programming.  As a result, thousands of South Carolinians have come to better understand their state’s history, their neighbors, and themselves.” He also stated how “challenges lie ahead, with new technologies affecting the way we learn and communicate. SCH will continue to move forward guided by that long-serving mission of making the humanities accessible to the people of South Carolina.”

The celebration will also debut “Golden: The First 50 Years of South Carolina Humanities”, a publication written by Dr. Randy Akers. This publication recaps the first fifty years of the state humanities council including unseen photos and documents of how the organization has grown and changed over the years.

Tickets are available now and can be purchased on the SCH website for $50 here.

For more information about the 50th Anniversary Celebration, contact Dr. Randy Akers at 803-771-2477 or Further information about the event or humanities council can be found on the website here.


About South Carolina Humanities

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 21-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.