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Track Your Adventure, Two & Three: Sumter Opera House and Sumter County Museum

As we continue our journey through the 22 one-of-a-kind places listed in Sumter’s “Passport to Adventure”, next on the list are the historic Sumter Opera House and the Sumter County Museum. The Opera House, an 1894 treasure listed on the National … Continue reading

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Get Your Passport to Adventure!

Looking for things to do in Sumter just got a lot easier! The Sumter Convention & Visitors Bureau has worked in collaboration with 22 area attractions to produce a new initiative, “Track Your Adventure,” a campaign that has already begun … Continue reading

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Sumter Entertainment: Effortless Family Fun in Central South Carolina!

“10 cents?” asked my eleven-year-old in utter disbelief. It’s always hard explaining to our kids how much things used to cost back in the “good old days,” but for some reason, they had an especially difficult time digesting the fact … Continue reading

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Frame and Frequency: Challenging New Exhibit Coming to Gallery 135

In the midst of end-of-school/beginning-of-summer/oh-gosh-it’s-getting-hot, and everything else that accompanies this time of year—well, here’s something a bit different. A lot different, actually. In 1963, former commercial illustrator Andy Warhol began pointing his 16mm film camera at whomever walked in … Continue reading

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Back to Build the Future

This Saturday, April 5, 2014, will mark Sumter’s 9th Annual Sankofa Cultural Festival.  Starting at 11 a.m., the grounds at Mt. Pisgah AME Church (corner of South Washington and Bartlette Streets) will overflow with ceremonies, performances and vendors who will, … Continue reading

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“Through Their Eyes”

 “It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Let us pause for a moment to remember John McCosh.  Although largely forgotten except by historians, he created a profession that to some, may … Continue reading

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I Triple-DAY Dare You!

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a pop quiz here, so get ready!  Today’s consists of just one question, so I expect everyone to do well:  “Who was Jean Shepherd?” I can almost hear phones beeping and the … Continue reading

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