Join the South Carolina Archives & History Foundation for our Spring Speaker Series. The three-part lecture is free for members of the SCAHF and $5.00 per lecture for non-members.
These programs will be held virtually using Webex. Noon – 1:00 PM
SEPTEMBER 14: Highway 25 in the Carolinas
Speakers: Anne Peden and Jim Scott
Traveling US 25 through the Carolinas today is a much more pleasant experience than it was in the 1700s. Then, the road from the Tennessee Cherokee Towns to Augusta, Georgia, was a Cherokee trading path that followed a bison trace to the navigable port on the Savannah River. Drovers came from as far as Kentucky herding hogs, turkeys and mules. Lowcountry South Carolinians traveled by stagecoach and wagon to the foothills and mountains, staying for months. The Augusta Road, Saluda Gap and Buncombe Turnpike became the Dixie Highway Carolina Division and then US Route 25 by 1931. Anne and Jim Scott travel the trading path and concrete highway to explore this fascinating history.
OCTOBER 12: Only Death: Tragedy in Williamsburg
Speaker: David Brown
Based on actual events of his family members, David tells the story of the competition between two former Confederate soldiers for the hand of a young lady. The competition grew to a feud and then a dual between the simple farmer and his well-educated competitor and ultimately to the death of one. This is a story of arrogance, obstinacy and vanity and based on a true story involving David’s great grandparents from Williamsburg County.
NOVEMBER 9: TBA
Speaker: John Sherrer, Historic Columbia