African Americans and the Civil War

African Americans and the Civil War Presented by Donald West. **Donald West requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. What role did black people play in preserving the Union and ending slavery? With (or without) a period uniform, including a Springfield rifle, Donald West will present a brief … Read more

Southern Piano Music During the Civil War Years

Southern Piano Music During the Civil War Years Presented by David Thompson. Along with songs and military band music published in the South during the Civil War, a considerable repertoire of solo keyboard music written by white, black, male, and female composers also exists.  This repertoire includes traditional dances such as the waltz, mazurka, schottische, … Read more

Robert Smalls “Rising to the Occasion”

Robert Smalls “Rising to the Occasion” Presented by Donald Sweeper. **Donald Sweeper requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. This is a stage reenactment which is approximately 35 minutes long in which Donald Sweeper portrays Robert Smalls Chautauqua-style, as if the current year is 1895. Donald Sweeper dramatizes the commandeering of … Read more

A Landscape Aflame: The Art Of The American Civil War

A Landscape Aflame: The Art Of The American Civil War Presented by Ron Roth. The art of leading American artists and photographers of the American Civil War era provides unique and compelling images of the experiences of soldiers, civilians and slaves. From the battlefield to the home front, this art includes insights into the viewpoints … Read more

Undaunted Valor: The Beaufort Volunteer Artillery in the Civil War

Undaunted Valor: The Beaufort Volunteer Artillery in the Civil War Presented by Ron Roth. The Beaufort Volunteer Artillery is one of the longest-serving military units in the history of the United States.  Its service includes the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I and World War … Read more

The Classroom Civil War Museum

The Classroom Civil War Museum Presented by Gerald Y. Pitts. **Gerald Pitts requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. 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 … Read more

An Afternoon with Abraham Lincoln

An Afternoon with Abraham Lincoln Presented by Gerald Y. Pitts. **Gerald Pitts requests an additional honorarium or travel reimbursement to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. Gerald Y. Pitts performs an original one-act play as Abraham Lincoln. You will hear Abe recount stories of his life from boyhood to presidency. Programs are available for any … Read more