Upcoming Event
Event Name: Exhibit Reception for "Salley and the Thompson Family"
Event Occurs: Once
Event Description: Join us on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Aiken County Historical Museum for the unveiling of the "African American Communities of Aiken County: Salley and the Thompson Family" exhibit by guest curator Dr. Walter Curry.

The exhibit will feature the stories of:
Enslaved relatives Milledge Thompson and Isaac Quattlebaum experiences during slavery
An enslaved relative, Lavinia C. Thompson, who served as a cook in the Confederate Army
Relatives Joshua and Queen T. Corley who experienced the pleasures and trials of sharecropping life in rural Aiken County
A brief history of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church and connection to the Thompson Family

The reception will include traditional food dishes from the time periods of slavery, the Civil War, and post-Reconstruction.

For more information, contact Dr. Walter Curry, guest exhibit curator at (803) 404-2117. The exhibit is supported by the Aiken County Historical Museum and Aiken-Barnwell Genealogical Society.
Event Class: General
Contact Person or Organization: Aiken County Historical Museum
Website Address: https://www.facebook.com/events/469250617127763/
Contact Phone: 803.404.2117
Contact Email: museum@aikencountysc.gov
Start Date/Time: 2/1/2020 3:00 PM
End Date/Time: 2/1/2020 5:00 PM
Directions: Aiken County Historical Museum
433 Newberry St SW
Aiken, SC 29801