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Upcoming Program: “Jak Smyrl’s Camden & Kershaw County”

The Kershaw County Historical Society invites you to our Society Program on Sunday afternoon, July 24, 2022, 3 p.m. at the Woolard Technology Center (WTC) at 70 Innovation Drive, Camden, SC, a cool place to enjoy in hot July! This

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“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

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Moving Forward!

The Kershaw County Historical Society has been ON THE MOVE—literally. The historic Bonds Conway House, which has served for 42 years as the Society’s headquarters at 811 Fair Street, Camden, was moved with great excitement on March 30 to a

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Camden, an Inland Port on the Wateree River

To a large audience of more than 80 persons, the Kershaw County Historical Society and the Camden Archives and Museum co-hosted a program Nov. 7, 2021, featuring detailed new research on the Wateree River and its fascinating history. The main

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MYSTERY OF A WATEREE SWAMP SKELETON

You will know about this true story if you are following the Historical Society’s monthly column! Are you reading it? The Kershaw County Historical Society column appears by permission for first printing on the second or third Friday of the

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Summer 2021 at the Bonds Conway House

Rain storms and high winds brought broken limbs, and grass and fences required regular attention outside our headquarters at the Bonds Conway House. Thanks to our volunteers who helped out! Our old-time pear tree, transplanted years ago we are told

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A Turning Point

An audience of more than 50 persons, socially distancing with lawn chairs and masks, encircled the front of the Camden Archives and Museum April 25, 2021, for the first Kershaw County Historical Society public program since the local outbreak of

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“A Turning Point” Invitation

At the Camden Archives & Museum Co-Sponsored by The Kershaw County Historical Society We invite you to observe a Revolutionary turning pointSunday afternoon, April 25, 2021240th Anniversary on this date of the Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill 3:00 p.m. Outdoor program

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Inviting You To Change 2020 to 2021

Your Renewal or New Membership helps us continue preserving Kershaw County History Thanks to our current Members! Your support has been faithful and has been valued in Covid year 2020. For what we hope to be a brighter year ahead,

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In the Interim of Coronavirus Covid-19

Since our most recent Society program (Feb. 16, 2020, see views below), we have all been thrust into the present history-making period of unexpected changes, adaptations, and waiting. Now in mid-May we pause broad societal reflections to mark within that

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