Upcoming Program: “Growing Up Southern—Then and Now”

The Kershaw County Historical Society invites you to our Society Program on Sunday afternoon, June 5, 2022, 3 p.m. at Liberty Hall, Revolutionary War Visitor Center, 212 Broad Street, Camden, SC (beside Historic Camden).

Come early. A great place and date to be hosting our program! Nearby:

  • Observe the Bonds Conway House, moved to Historic Camden. Anticipate evolving Living History displays in the house where we’ll keep an office.
  • Catch the final hours of SC Ag-Art artisans and farm at Historic Camden.
  • Enjoy the Revolutionary War Visitor Center’s great features, some new.
Tom Poland, Southern Writer. Visit his website at www.tompoland.net.
“May my words preserve this land, this people, this way of life.”

Tom Poland, Guest Speaker, at 3 p.m.
“Growing Up Southern—Then and Now”

“I prefer forgotten backroads and places where the pace crawls, where old mansions crumble, and orchards go untended,” says Tom Poland. Long a Columbia, S.C., resident, the Georgia native calls himself “a blue-collar historian” and writes about “memories, special places, and unforgettable characters” in the South he knows best, calling his area “Georgialina.”

Author of a dozen books and a thousand-plus articles and columns, journalist-professor Poland is a former editor of SC Wildlife. His widely distributed column appears regularly in the local Chronicle-Independent.

A lively, popular speaker, he is a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto.

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