Trotting Sally: The Roots and Legacy of a Folk Hero

Trotting Sally: The Roots and Legacy of a Folk Hero Presented by John Fowler. **John Fowler requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. This lecture is based on one of South Carolina’s premiere folk legends. John blends his powerful storytelling and traditional musical talents to share the interesting life-story of one … Read more

Where’d You Come From, Where’d You Go?

Where’d You Come From, Where’d You Go? Presented by John Fowler. **John Fowler requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. A program that celebrates our heritage with stories and music from around the world. John’s retelling of African and European fables & folktales is a delightful presentation that connects the past … Read more

Appalachian Stories and Songs

Appalachian Stories and Songs Presented by John Fowler. **John Fowler requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. A combination of traditional and personal stories with music presentation on banjo, guitar, fiddle, harmonica and spoons. This program is a celebration of Southern Appalachian culture and influences. John draws on his roots presenting … Read more

History of Roots and Ethnic Music in South Carolina

History of Roots and Ethnic Music in South Carolina Presented by John Fowler. **John Fowler requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities. An interactive timeline lecture with music presentations. John connects the dots, linking music heritage relative to region, ethnicity, religion and culture. The presentation is an overview of parallels between … Read more

Clemson: Significa and Trivia: Q and A

Clemson: Significa and Trivia: Q and A Presented by Sterling (Skip) Eisiminger. According to the Sikes Hall cornerstone, the old library was built 5,904 years after what?John C. Calhoun’s sideboard was made from mahogany taken from what?The 2012 addition to the architecture complex has a green roof made of what?If you love Clemson University, I … Read more

The Pleasures of Language: Malapropisms to Rhyming Slang

The Pleasures of Language: Malapropisms to Rhyming Slang Presented by Sterling (Skip) Eisiminger. This audience-participation program works best with a group that enjoys language, as they will be intimately involved and asked to volunteer further contributions to the lecturer’s list of Southern dialect, contemporary slang, folk etymologies, Spoonerisms, and more. Click here for the Speakers … Read more