Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 11 AM – 4 PM | Aiken County Historical Museum
Join us for our annual Founders Day to celebrate the establishment of Aiken County on March 10, 1871. This year, the Museum will host several programs on Saturday, March 7th related to Aiken County’s African American founders and their legacy. All programs are free and open to the public with no pre-registration required.
11 am – Introduction of Charleston’s International African American Museum; Speaker: Rev. DeMett Jenkins, IAAM’s Lilly Director of Education and Engagement for Faith Based Communities
1 pm – Lecture on African American Education During Reconstruction; Speaker: Lauren Virgo, Director of the ACHM
2 pm – Spoken Word Poetry, Performative Dance, and an update on Aiken’s Center for African American History, Art, & Culture; Speakers: Eva Jackson and Melencia Johnson of the CAAHAC / Performers: Willie Alma Finnie for poetry recitation and Amber Watson with A.Watt Dance Co. for dance
3 pm – Lecture on The Importance of Commemorating the Founding of Aiken County; Speaker: Wayne O’Bryant, Historian
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August 3rd, 2019 | 10 AM – 3 PM | The Augusta Library
An entire lobby filled with books!
Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s, Learning Resources, all hardcovers only $1.
Friends’ Book Shop will be open for even more great book-shopping deals!
Small paperbacks 2/$1, final hour discounts: $5/bag
Find more Augusta Library events HERE!
Sunday, July 28th & Sunday, August 18th, 2019 | 2:30 PM – 5 PM | Aiken County Historical Museum
At the end of the Civil War, a young woman from Bucks County, Pennsylvania traveled from the safety of her home to the war-ravaged state of South Carolina. She spent the rest of her life in South Carolina making sure that the children of newly emancipated slaves received a well-rounded education. Her name, Martha Schofield. Her legacy, the generations of African-Americans who graduated from the Schofield School.
The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will be hosting Sunday at the Museum lectures at Banksia this summer.
Tickets for each lecture are $15. Join the Friends for a casual afternoon of History!
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Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | 1 PM – 3 PM | The Imperial Theatre
Superman is a 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner starring Christopher Reeve as Superman based on the DC Comics character of the same name. An international co-production between the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Panama and the United States, the film stars an ensemble cast featuring Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Jeff East, Margot Kidder, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Jackie Cooper, Trevor Howard, Marc McClure, Terence Stamp, Valerie Perrine, Ned Beatty, Jack O’Halloran, Maria Schell, and Sarah Douglas. It depicts Superman’s origin, including his infancy as Kal-El of Krypton and his youthful years in the rural town of Smallville. Disguised as reporter Clark Kent, he adopts a mild-mannered disposition in Metropolis and develops a romance with Lois Lane, while battling the villainous Lex Luthor.
The event is free, but a ticket is needed for entry.
Reserve your tickets online HERE!