State of Rebellion: South Carolina’s Place in the American Revolution

The South Carolina Archives and History Foundation will present a symposium on the American Revolution, emphasizing the important roll the area now known as the State of South Carolina played in the winning of this revolution. “State of Rebellion: South Carolina’s Place in the American Revolution” will take place on Saturday, October 5 at the SC Dept. of Archives and History building in Columbia. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant.

South Carolina had a major, if not pivotal, role in the American Revolution. The symposium will feature presentations by experts about specific personalities and battles of the American Revolution. Several of the planned programs include “Rebecca Motte: A First Person Monologue of her American Revolution Experience” presented by Margaret Pickett, “British Commanders in South Carolina” presented by Dr. Jim Piecuch, and “Finding Lost Revolutionary War Sites in South Carolina” presented by John Allison. The keynote speaker is John Buchannan of the Metropolitan Museum of Art speaking on his new book, The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution.

Early Bird Registration is available through September 20. The Early Bird and SC Archives and History Foundation Member Rate is $50 (lunch is included). Regular registration after September 20 is $65, and Student Registration is $25 with copy of current student ID. More information about the symposium and online registration is available here.

The SCAH Foundation provides support for the programs and services of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, which preserves the public records and cultural history of the Palmetto State.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.