The Museum will be open on Tuesdays of from 10-2:30 We are located in the Community Building, #3 Main Street, Piedmont, SC 29673. Additional times may be arranged by contacting us at PiedmontHPS@outlook.com.
Sunday Afternoon Speakers Event at 2 o’clock 1/23/22. Jim Scott and Dr. Anne Peden discuss their book Highway 25 in the Carolinas, A Brief History. Hear how these authors traveled the trading path and concrete highway to explore the fascinating history.
Sunday Afternoon Speakers Event at 2 o’clock 2/20/22. Join us as Kathryn Smith presents her latest book, Baptists and Bootleggers: Prohibition in the South. Many years before the production and sale of alcohol was banned in the United States by the Eighteenth Amendment, the forces of temperance waged political warfare with the purveyors of alcohol. Most Southern states went dry long before the rest of the country did, and as a result, had a ready-made pipeline of moonshine-makers and rum-runners when Prohibition went into effect in 1920. In this illustrated lecture, you’ll meet such colorful characters as saloon wrecker Carry Nation, gangster Al Capone (who made many visits to the South) and New York socialite and part-time Charleston resident Pauline Morton Sabin, who led the charge for repeal with an army of “Sabine women.” Illustrated lecture. This program is sponsored by South Carolina Humanities whose mission is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. This not-for-profit organization presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.
May 22, 2022 TBD
June 26, 2022, 2 pm, Joe Hursey presents The History of American Lager
August 28, TBD
September 25, 2022 2 pm Joe Hursey Presents The American Experience Through Diaries
October 23, 2022 2 pm Durant Ashmore Presents “Shootout at Rutledge Ford” followed by a trip to Erwin Mill Road to see the site of Rutledge Ford.
Novenber 20, 2022 2 pm Dennis Chastain presents “The Cherokee Path”
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