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Mary Chesnut’s Long-Lost Civil War Photographs

In a Society program Feb. 26, 2012, at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, Camden, Marty Daniels discussed her family’s search and recovery of Mary Chesnut’s lost Civil War photograph albums. Daniels also described her work with archivist Barbara McCarthy at Mulberry

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Richard Kirkland–Angel or Hoax?

Richard Kirkland–Angel or Hoax? Nov. 6, 2011, historian Mac Wyckoff spoke on the provocative topic and his extensive research to show that he felt a significant event had occurred during the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Richard Kirkland, a Confederate sergeant

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Tiller’s Ferry, Historical Community

The Society program on Oct. 2, 2011, dedicated a Historical Marker at Tiller’s Ferry community, crossroads site Bethune Road (SC 341) and Old Stagecoach Road from Camden. History of the Tiller’s Ferry community pre-dates the Revolution and includes Civil War

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Controversy, Colonial Governance, & Cherokee War, 1755-1760

May 1, 2011, at the Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, Society members were treated to a lecture and slide show by guest speaker Daniel J. Tortora discussing crown-appointed South Carolina Governor William Henry Lyttelton.  The Society also unveiled

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Launching Our New County History Book

A History of Kershaw County, South Carolina, written by Joan A. Inabinet and L. Glen Inabinet for the Kershaw County Historical Society and published by USC Press, has received very favorable response since the Society introduced it to the public

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Railroads in Kershaw County and S.C.

The Society program Sept. 26, 2010, included slides and an informative lecture on state and local railroads. About 75 persons attended the program in the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center auditorium to hear remarks by Rodger Strop, retired director of

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The Brits Invade Camden–Again!

An audience of about 75 persons on May 16, 2010, enjoyed the comfortable seating of the beautiful chapel at Camden Military Academy in Camden during the informative and entertaining lecture by Dr. Gilbert S. Guinn on the Southern Aviation School

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The Homefront Is the Battlefront

Despite a cold rain, over 65 persons were at the  Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden  Jan. 24, 2010, to hear the moderated panel discussion “The Homefront Is the Battlefront: Domestic Life During the Revolution,” the first part of a two-part

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The Life and Art of Kershaw County Native Jak Smyrl

An audience of 200 filled the auditorium and gallery at the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center, Camden, Oct. 26, 2008, for our first program of this new term of office.  The Life and Art of Kershaw County Native Jak Smyrl

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A Ceramic History of S.C. – Kershaw County Focus

Oct. 18, 2009, Jill Koverman, Curator of Collections for McKissick Museum, USC, with Society board member and collector Jim Witkowski, and area potter Otis Norris, presented an illustrated lecture, display, and pottery sale at the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center. 

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