Special Exhibit Highlights Lee County History

The Lee County Historical Society will present the exhibit Lee County at the Dawn of the 20th Century at the historic James House from September 4 – December 31, 2010. The exhibit will display a variety of penny postcards depicting Lee County from the early 1900s. SC Humanities supported this project through a Major Grant in September 2009.

The exhibit will be open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. and by appointment at the James House, 208 N. Dennis Avenue, Bishopville, 29010. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, September 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Lee County Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization that maintains a collection of historical artifacts about Lee County, including maps, photographs, documents, and postcards. To find out more about the Lee County Historical Society, contact them at 803-484-6146 or lchs684@hotmail.com.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. SC Humanities programs and initiatives are balanced, reflecting sensitivity to the diversity of ideas, encourage open dialogue, demonstrate integrity, and are ethical in operations.

Image: A rare photograph of the interior of the Bishopville Presbyterian Church when it was all wood; from the collection of the Lee County Historical Society