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Founders Day of Aiken County

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.

Event Schedule:

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

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!