The Marriage of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

The Marriage of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Presented by Kathryn Smith. One of the first true “power couples,” the Roosevelts were leaders of tremendous influence in the twentieth century, leading America for 12 tumultuous years, from 1933 to 1945. Eleanor Roosevelt is usually credited with creating the role of the modern First Lady. However, their … Read more

The Many Lives of Gertrude Sanford Legendre

The Many Lives of Gertrude Sanford Legendre Presented by Kathryn Smith. Aiken County native and long-time Berkeley County resident Legendre lived a big life.  She was a New York rich girl and debutante, equestrienne and big-game hunter, flapper and party-goer, explorer and naturalist, society bride and socialite, South Carolina plantation owner and hostess, World War … Read more

Missy LeHand Tells All

Missy LeHand Tells All Presented by Kathryn Smith. Marguerite A. LeHand worked for President Roosevelt for more than 20 years as his private secretary, counselor, confidante and friend. In this presentation, Smith wears period costume and speaks with Missy’s Boston accent about her time with FDR. Mid-talk, she removes Missy’s hat, tells “the rest of … Read more

Celebrating Carl Sandburg: Hands on Poetry Experience

Celebrating Carl Sandburg: Hands on Poetry Experience Presented by Kimberly Simms.  (K-8)This workshop weaves together history and poetry to explore Southern themes through the poetry of Carl Sandburg. After introducing Carl Sandburg, Kimberly Simms will lead the group in a poetry writing AND/OR theater activity inspired by Carl Sandburg’s poetry. This experience can be tailored … Read more

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Bear Facts

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Bear Facts Presented by Ron Roth. Enjoy the fascinating back story of the Winnie the Pooh books and how they came to be written.  How a Canadian army officer found a baby bear in his home town of Winnipeg (hence the name Winnie), took him to London as his army unit’s mascot, donated him to … Read more

The Art of Norman Rockwell

The Art of Norman Rockwell Presented by Ron Roth. As the premiere illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, no other American artist was more popular with the public than Norman Rockwell. Americans saw in Rockwell’s art a reflection of their values, their strengths and their foibles. Despite his easy-going, pipe-smoking … Read more

The Entrepreneurial Artist: John James Audubon in the Lowcountry

The Entrepreneurial Artist: John James Audubon in the Lowcountry Presented by Ron Roth. John James Audubon’s Birds of America ranks as one of the greatest achievements in American art. Its groundbreaking format depicting 435 of North America’s known bird species life-size and in habitat captured the imagination of the public and catapulted him into international fame.  This … 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

Class, Inheritance and Society: The Economics of Love in Jane Austen

Class, Inheritance and Society: The Economics of Love in Jane Austen Presented by Margaret J. Oakes. Jane Austen is all about numbers: how much per year is someone worth; how many suitors does a woman have; how many possible heirs might someone produce? These questions are not just for her female characters, as who you … Read more