|Event Name:||Art Exhibit: Savannah River Site's 70th Anniversary|
|Event Description:||September 9 - October 23, 2020
The Aiken Center for the Arts is proud to host an extraordinary exhibit showcasing past and present scenes from SRS as part of its 70th year celebration.
The impact of SRS on our community over the last 70 years can't be overstated. Prior to President Truman's announcement of the site's selection as part of a national defense complex, Aiken was best known as an agricultural community and a favorite retreat of wealthy 19th century equestrians. While they had stately homes known as the Winter Colony, their cultural impact was somewhat limited to their inner circle. With the advent of SRS, Aiken soon saw significant changes brought by these atomic age homesteaders from all over the United States. With families in tow, these engineers, scientists, construction workers and administrative staff brought diversity to our area and showed a keen interest in being engaged in our community. Many of us say Aiken is not your average small southern city. This is due, in large part, to SRS. Site personnel brought with them a desire to recreate the very best of the arts and education they knew in their former communities. They sought ways to bring the arts to us through active volunteerism and their personal funds. All of the companies that have operated at SRS over the last 70 years have been very generous to the arts.
We hope you join us during this unique gallery exhibit, which showcases the accomplishments of the hundreds of thousands of men and women whose collective knowledge and intellectual capital have benefited not only Aiken but our nation.
|Event Class:||Arts & Culture|
|Contact Person or Organization:||Aiken Center for the Arts|
|Start Date/Time:||10/5/2020 10:00 AM|
|End Date/Time:||10/10/2020 5:00 PM|
|Directions:||Aiken Center for The Arts
122 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801