Tag Archives: Banksia

Banksia After Dark: Virtual Villains

Join us on Friday, October 16 at 7PM for “Spooky Tours: Virtual Villains.” This Zoom event consists of both live and pre-recorded videos of folks regaling you with the macabre stories from Aiken County’s past.

Just a heads up, these stories are at times gruesome and involve sensitive topics. There are no happy endings here… but there are fascinating stories to be told.

Tickets for the Zoom event are $10/household. The viewing is limited to 100 households. Proceeds benefit the Aiken County Historical Museum. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed as part of your ticket purchase.

Get your tickets online HERE!

Exhibit Opening Reception for ‘Unforgettable’

Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Aiken County Historical Museum

The Aiken County Historical Museum (ACHM) presents a photography exhibit of 40 works by Cecil Williams titled “Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery.” These images provide a rare glimpse of events, portraits, and moments of significant social change during the 1950s through the 1970s.

There will be a public opening reception with light refreshments for the exhibit on Friday, August 2 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Aiken County Historical Museum. “Unforgettable” is open for public viewing from Tuesday, July 23 to Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Visit the Event Page HERE!

Sunday at the Museum: The Marvelous Martha Schofield

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!

Visit the Facebook Event Page HERE!