|Event Name:||Aiken County Historical Museum Lecture Series|
|Event Description:||After being postponed earlier due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Aiken County Historical Museum will resume its annual lecture series in May with five talks relating to the county's 150th anniversary celebration this year. The series, "Biography of Our Home: 150 Years in Aiken County," will show how people, places and events have shaped Aiken County over the past century and a half.
Museum Director Lauren Virgo will lead off the series, with a talk about the founding of Aiken County on Sunday, May 16, at 3 p.m.
The lecture series is produced by the Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum and will be held in the ballroom of the museum. On-site seating is limited to 50 people who will be safely distanced (masks required in the museum), and a Zoom option is available for up to 100 sign-ons. Instructions for virtual attendance will be emailed to each ticketholder prior to the event.
The other speakers in the series and their topics are as follows:
May 23: Derek Berry - The Impact of the Savannah River Site
June 6: Dr. Tom Mack - Three Classic Movers and Shakers in Aiken County: Evans, Jackson and Thurmond
June 13: Dr. Walter Curry - African American Stories from Turn of the Century ? The Seawright-Ellison and Thompson Families
June 20: Linda Johnson - Exploring the Four Corners of Aiken County
|Contact Person or Organization:||Aiken County Historical Museum|
|Contact Phone:||(803) 642-2015|
|Start Date/Time:||5/16/2021 3:00 PM|
|Directions:||Aiken County Historical Museum
433 Newberry St SW
Aiken, SC 29801