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March Membership Drive 2016

IT’S YOUR HISTORY, TOO!  Join Us!  Submit your name, address, email and phone with your dues (select your level below): Student $10.00 Senior Citizen $20.00 Individual $25.00 Family $35.00 Person or Family, donor level $50.00 Business $50.00 Contributing $75.00 Sustaining $100.00 Life $1,000.00 Three

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Sandhill Perspective: Blaney-Elgin

A Sandhill Perspective: History, Legacy, Legend of Blaney-Elgin Guest speaker Madge Black Strickland, author of a new book on her Kershaw County hometown, presented a lively discussion and Q & A on her work Sunday, February 2, 2014, at the Society’s program in the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. 

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A History of Kershaw County, South Carolina

 A History of Kershaw County, South Carolina by Joan A. Inabinet and L. Glen Inabinet  for the Kershaw County Historical Society.  Hardbound, with dust jacket, over 700 pages  of text, illustrations, and extensive index.  Published by the University of South

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Mendel L. Smith: Legislator & Judge

Society members October 20, 2013, learned details of the life of one District Five judge from another District Five judge, both of them Camden residents in different periods. Retired Judge Tommy Cooper informatively entertained with facts and anecdotes from his

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The Cleveland Fire: Remembering May 17, 1923

By Harvey S. Teal, this article originally appeared in the Chronicle-Independent on May 15, 2013, as “A Matter of Conscience: Remembering May 17, 1923.” In 1929, my family moved from Chesterfield County to a farm adjoining the farm of Donald

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Immortal 600 Names: Travels of a Document

By Harvey S. Teal, this article originally appeared in the Chronicle-Independent on March 29, 2013, as “Travels of a Historical Document .” On June 9, 2012 at a Civil War show in Columbia, S.C., I browsed along from one dealer

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Holly Hedge Tour & The Immortal 600

A sizeable group of Society members, umbrellas in hand but unaffected by overhead clouds, enjoyed a delightful tour of one of Camden’s lovely historic estate homes, Holly Hedge, on March 24, 2013. The members-only tour followed a public program the

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A Veteran Recalls World War II

Frequent focus on Kershaw County’s Revolutionary struggles against the British does not overshadow local interests in modern historical times–such as World War II, when America and Great Britain were allied in freedom’s cause. On February 24, 2013, the Society’s program’s

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South Carolinians in Love and War

Nov. 4. 2012, at Camden High School Auditorium, Civil War historian Mac Wyckoff focused on members of Kershaw’s Brigade, CSA, in his informative and entertaining presentation. Wyckoff’s previous contacts with the Society and knowledgeable talks provided a well-anticipated program. Gen.

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Focus on the Fork (Big & Little Lynches Rivers)

Author Lon Outen was guest speaker at a well-attended program Oct. 14, 2012, at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden to show slides and discuss his just-published book, A History of Lynches Forks and Extended Areas On Big and

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