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Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society plans Southern Studies Showcase

Posted: September 13, 2017 - 12:32am

The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and Edgefield Civic League will hold their sixth annual "Southern Studies Showcase" in Edgefield on Sept. 15 and 16.

Fifteen workshop classes will be held over the course of the two days, with local and out-of-town speakers giving lectures on a variety of topics.

The speakers and their lectures include Peter Hughes, Henry Schultz of Hamburg, S.C.; Carol Thompson, Discovering Scottish Heritage through DNA and Genealogical Research; George Wingard, Reconstructing Hawthorne Documentary; Aliene Shields, Timeline and Importance of S.C. in the American Revolutionary War; John Smith, A User's Guide to the National Archives Southeast Branch - Morrow GA; Chris Thomas, Dr. Benjamin Mays; Grahame Long, Stolen Charleston; and Robert Scott Davis, Military Records for Before the Civil War for Family Information.

Also, Grahame Long, Dueling in Charleston; Tom Poland, Rediscovering South Carolina's Culture Along The Back Roads (Updated); John Smith, What's at the National Archives Southeast Branch for Edgefield County; Robert Scott Davis, Red, White, and Black: Native American Research in the Southeast; Bernice Bennett, DNA and Genealogy: Without A Hint - There Is No Story!; Patricia G. McNeely, Sherman's Flame & Blame Campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas ... and the burning of Columbia; and Joyce Law, West African Adinkra Symbols.

A Victorian Ball will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Edgefield Town Gym, including a catered Southern dinner. Ladies and gentlemen in antebellum attire will dance to live music provided by Dixie Jubilee. Attendees are welcome to dress the part and dance in costume or not.

A kiln opening will be held by Old Edgefield Pottery from 8:30-10 a.m. Sept. 16, and two "Lunch and Lecture" opportunities are planned.

On Sept. 15, the topic will be "North American and South Carolina Native American History - 14,000 years," presented by Tim Lord, an authority on this subject. It will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Edgefield First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The cost is $15 per person and is limited to 30 people.

On Sept. 16, the "Lunch and a Lecture" will be on "Dying to be 18th Century," presented by Gwen Spivey, an 18th century re-enactor and historian.

It will be held 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Edgefield First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The cost is $15 per person with a limit of 30 people.

Registration fee for the Southern Studies Showcase is $35 until Sept. 9 and $45 thereafter.
For more information, contact Tonya Guy at (803) 637-4010 or OEDGS85@gmail.com or visit OEDGS.org.

 

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