How do you sum up the past 50 years?

SC Humanities is entering its fiftieth year as a humanities council. We invite you to join us during this time of reflecting upon how we got to this point and looking ahead to where we are going from here. 


SCH is developing a traveling exhibit through a partnership with the SC State Museum, the SC Department of Archives & History, and the Native American Studies Center of the University of South Carolina Lancaster.  Directed by our consultant Alice Taylor-Colbert, Resilience and Revolution: Native Peoples in 18th Century South Carolina will provide fresh research and perspective on that important century in the history of our state and nation.  The project is funded by an NEH A More Perfect Union grant and a grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. 




The History of SC Humanities

Written by Executive Director Dr. Randy Akers, this publication looks back at the first fifty years of the humanities council. Glimpse archival images while you learn about how this council has grown and changed over the years. 

late fall 2022


Join us as we celebrate this golden anniversary. Our gala event will be held at the SC Department of Archives and History in Columbia.  We look forward to a wonderful evening of food and music, along with a few special guest attendees. Sponsorship and ticket information coming soon!


march 2023