A Turning Point

An audience of more than 50 persons, socially distancing with lawn chairs and masks, encircled the front of the Camden Archives and Museum April 25, 2021, for the first Kershaw County Historical Society public program since the local outbreak of the Covid-9 pandemic.

Sunny spring sunshine and gentle breezes invited lingering conversations sparked by the timely program, co-sponsored by the Archives. Speaker John Miller informed and entertained as he told vivid stories of the Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill, fought only a few blocks north of the meeting site exactly 240 years ago that same day.

Before and after the outside program, meeting guests visited the inside Archives exhibits on two Revolutionary War “turning points,” the battles of Camden and of Hobkirk’s Hill. Society members hoped the meeting would prove a “turning point” in opportunities to return to active programming.

Joan A. Inabinet and L. Glen Inabinet are co-authors of A HISTORY OF KERSHAW COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA (2011, University of South Carolina Press) and active in the Kershaw County Historical Society in Camden, S.C.

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