Tag Archives: Sumter County

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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The Iris Festival: Experiencing the beauty of Sumter, South Carolina

“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” My friend gave me the magnet when my eldest daughter, Lauren, left for college. She was the first to go, but with three more kids at home, I had my hands full … 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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Tickets Still Available for 2014 Sumter Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Retired Captain, United States Marine Corps…pastor…actor…motivational speaker—what a resume! And that’s just scratching the surface of Ken Bevel, this year’s keynote speaker at the annual Sumter Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast to be held this Thursday, May 1. Bevel, who serves as Senior Associate … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Rise and Shine!

“I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face.” ~Langston Hughes La Primavera! After one of the longest, strangest winters most of us can remember, it appears that spring is finally here. … Continue reading

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Sumter Iris Festival Celebrating 74 Years

Put on your dancing shoes, bring your appetite and prepare to experience one of the most exciting Sumter Iris Festivals held to date!  The festival, held every Memorial Day weekend and now in its 74th year of celebration, will highlight … Continue reading

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