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History of Haile Gold Mine, Program Saturday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m.

Gold has attracted the enduring fascination of human beings since the beginning of time. The Kershaw County Historical Society and the Old Camden District Genealogical Society are together presenting a public program, “History of Haile Gold Mine,” on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Camden Archives and Museum, that will tap into that fascination with a local focus.

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See You at March 11 Program! Local “Home Ties” in Worcester, Mass. Photos

In Camden for a research trip of several days, Dr. Janette Greenwood will be the main speaker for the Historical Society’s program, “Migration and Home Ties,” Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse, Camden, open

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September 2017 a Lively Meeting

A very interested group of 50 enjoyed speaker Michael Scoggins’ discussion of the Great Awakening and its effect on the Carolina Backcountry during the Revolution. The Sept. 24 Kershaw County Historical Society program at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden

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All About the Photos

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3 p.m. Kershaw County Historical Society PROGRAM At the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center Woods Auditorium 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC The Importance of Images as Historical Records Speaker—Displays—with An Ask-the-Expert Segment Special Speaker Beth Bilderback

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Peek at a recent program

KCHS Presents “The Cantey Papers” at the Camden Archives

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The Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 3 p.m. Kershaw County Historical Society Program Council Chambers room, the Kershaw County Government Center 515 Walnut Street, Camden, SC Learn about the Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill, the 1781 Revolutionary War battle fought within present city

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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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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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