May
13
Thu
150th Anniversary Celebration Reception
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Aiken County, the public is invited to attend an evening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. to view the newly redone County History Exhibit. The exhibit itself has been updated with new information and is featured in new and different ways, including directional speakers and an interactive kiosk with a touchscreen where visitors can listen to voices telling about events and places related to the exhibit.  The interactive kiosk is part of the new Recollections:  Oral History Program.  The directional speakers were made possible by a grant from the County Accommodation Tax Commission.

Beer and wine will be served, along with light refreshments.  The event is free and requires no reservations.

May
16
Sun
2021 Lecture Series
May 16 @ 3:00 pm

After being postponed earlier this year due to the pandemic, the Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will resume its annual lecture series in May with five talks relating to the county’s 150th anniversary celebration, titled “Biography of Our Home: 150 Years in Aiken County.” Each lecture will show how people, places and events have shaped Aiken County over the past century and a half.  All lectures are on Sunday at 3 p.m.

May 16:  Lauren Virgo – “The Founding of Aiken County”

May 23:  Derek Berry – The Impact of the Savannah River Site

June 6:    Dr. Tom Mack – Three Classic Movers and Shakers in Aiken County: Evans,                    Jackson and Thurmond

June 13:  Dr. Walter Curry – African American Stories from Turn of the Century – The                    Seawright-Ellison and Thompson Families

June 20:   Linda Johnson – Exploring the Four Corners of Aiken County

 

 

May
23
Sun
2021 Lecture Series
May 23 @ 3:00 pm

After being postponed earlier this year due to the pandemic, the Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will resume its annual lecture series in May with five talks relating to the county’s 150th anniversary celebration, titled “Biography of Our Home: 150 Years in Aiken County.” Each lecture will show how people, places and events have shaped Aiken County over the past century and a half.  All lectures are on Sunday at 3 p.m.

May 16:  Lauren Virgo – “The Founding of Aiken County”

May 23:  Derek Berry – The Impact of the Savannah River Site

June 6:    Dr. Tom Mack – Three Classic Movers and Shakers in Aiken County: Evans,                    Jackson and Thurmond

June 13:  Dr. Walter Curry – African American Stories from Turn of the Century – The                    Seawright-Ellison and Thompson Families

June 20:   Linda Johnson – Exploring the Four Corners of Aiken County

 

 

Jun
6
Sun
2021 Lecture Series
Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm

After being postponed earlier this year due to the pandemic, the Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will resume its annual lecture series in May with five talks relating to the county’s 150th anniversary celebration, titled “Biography of Our Home: 150 Years in Aiken County.” Each lecture will show how people, places and events have shaped Aiken County over the past century and a half.  All lectures are on Sunday at 3 p.m.

May 16:  Lauren Virgo – “The Founding of Aiken County”

May 23:  Derek Berry – The Impact of the Savannah River Site

June 6:    Dr. Tom Mack – Three Classic Movers and Shakers in Aiken County: Evans,                    Jackson and Thurmond

June 13:  Dr. Walter Curry – African American Stories from Turn of the Century – The                    Seawright-Ellison and Thompson Families

June 20:   Linda Johnson – Exploring the Four Corners of Aiken County

 

 

Jun
13
Sun
2021 Lecture Series
Jun 13 @ 3:00 pm

After being postponed earlier this year due to the pandemic, the Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will resume its annual lecture series in May with five talks relating to the county’s 150th anniversary celebration, titled “Biography of Our Home: 150 Years in Aiken County.” Each lecture will show how people, places and events have shaped Aiken County over the past century and a half.  All lectures are on Sunday at 3 p.m.

May 16:  Lauren Virgo – “The Founding of Aiken County”

May 23:  Derek Berry – The Impact of the Savannah River Site

June 6:    Dr. Tom Mack – Three Classic Movers and Shakers in Aiken County: Evans,                    Jackson and Thurmond

June 13:  Dr. Walter Curry – African American Stories from Turn of the Century – The                    Seawright-Ellison and Thompson Families

June 20:   Linda Johnson – Exploring the Four Corners of Aiken County

 

 

Jun
20
Sun
2021 Lecture Series
Jun 20 @ 3:00 pm

After being postponed earlier this year due to the pandemic, the Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum will resume its annual lecture series in May with five talks relating to the county’s 150th anniversary celebration, titled “Biography of Our Home: 150 Years in Aiken County.” Each lecture will show how people, places and events have shaped Aiken County over the past century and a half.  All lectures are on Sunday at 3 p.m.

May 16:  Lauren Virgo – “The Founding of Aiken County”

May 23:  Derek Berry – The Impact of the Savannah River Site

June 6:    Dr. Tom Mack – Three Classic Movers and Shakers in Aiken County: Evans,                    Jackson and Thurmond

June 13:  Dr. Walter Curry – African American Stories from Turn of the Century – The                    Seawright-Ellison and Thompson Families

June 20:   Linda Johnson – Exploring the Four Corners of Aiken County

 

 

Oct
1
Fri
150th County Anniversary Celebration and Low Country Boil
Oct 1 @ 6:48 pm – 7:48 pm

On the Museum grounds

(Time to be determined)

Save the date!  More information will be posted here and under the Events tab when it becomes available.

If you want to register to receive more information about this event via email, click here.

Oct
9
Sat
History Hops
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hop on the Trolley to visit various historical sites, museums, or interpretive centers in each of these fine Aiken County cities.  The trolley will make a continuous circuit, so when you’re done at one site, catch the trolley for the next one! A free event!

Oct
23
Sat
History Hops
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hop on the Trolley to visit various historical sites, museums, or interpretive centers in each of these fine Aiken County cities.  The trolley will make a continuous circuit, so when you’re done at one site, catch the trolley for the next one! A free event!