Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving 2013!

The Fantasy of Lights display is nearly completed, the Visitors Center tree has been decorated, and members of our staff will soon begin motoring toward their holiday destinations, whether across town or across state lines.  As we prepare to enter … Continue reading

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Bring It! Local Firefighters Vie for the “Pit Master” Title in Barbecue Event

There are a lot of stereotypes about the Deep South that simply aren’t true.  In the picture painted by popular media from Gone with the Wind to Steel Magnolias to…um, “Dueling Banjos,” the South has long been portrayed as a … Continue reading

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TransFORMations: Opening November 15 at Gallery 135

In a previous life, my artistically-inclined friends and I used to spend hours at a time talking and dreaming about life when we entered the real world, which we figured was waiting to be stunned by our collective talent.  A … Continue reading

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So, Where’s the Fire?

Every holiday season since 1994, Sumter Volunteers has presented to the community an annual keepsake ornament depicting a beloved symbol or landmark of Sumter.  These beautifully crafted pieces have included scenes of the Sumter County Courthouse, Memorial Park, and the … Continue reading

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“The whole world opened…” Sumter County Museum Presents Bethune Retrospective

The Sumter County Museum and Morris College are proud to present Mary McLeod Bethune:  From Mayesville to National Hero at the Heritage Education Center’s Ross S. McKenzie Hall, starting November 15, 2013.  The exhibit opens with a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m., … Continue reading

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