We hope to see you Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m.!

The Kershaw County Historical Society and the Camden Archives and Museum invite you to a first-time-presented program Sunday at 3 p.m., Nov. 7, 2021.

We will meet at the newly developed Kershaw County Revolutionary War Visitor Center in the spacious facility Liberty Hall, 2l2 Broad Street, Camden, S.C. The meeting is open to the public.

Based on years of persistent study, historian Lon D. Outen will present extensive research and revealing perspectives in his talk and slides on the topic:

The Wateree River, Inland Port at Camden

From canoes to steamboats, Outen’s program will trace the evolution and demise of the Camden port, which evolved from pre-colonial days to Revolutionary times through nineteenth century succcesses and twentieth century attempts at revival.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina in education and history, Outen has been employed at the Camden Archives for nearly a dozen years. He has served on the Board of the KC Historical Society and was its past treasurer. He and his wife live in Kershaw.

Among his other publications, Outen is also the author of a book about Kershaw County’s other important river system. It is entitled A History of Lynches Forks and Extended Areas on Big and Little Lynches Rivers, S.C.

On Nov. 7 program attendees may wish to arrive early to view the adjoining Visitor Center museum exhibits (Sunday hours 1-5 p.m.). We also recommend visits sometime soon to public park sites along the old Wateree River port areas–the Riverfront Environmental Park (Camden side) and the Wateree River Veterans Park (Lugoff side).

We hope to see you!

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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