Untold Stories of Aiken County


The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum proudly announces the  Winter Lecture Series to be held on five consecutive Tuesday mornings in January and February of 2018.  The topic is Untold Stories of Aiken County.  We have scheduled speakers on various topics and all presenters promise to be both           informative and educational. 

Tickets will be available for purchase at the Aiken County Historical Museum GIFT STORE beginning Tuesday, December 5, 2018.  Tickets are $35.00 each for the entire five part series and payment must be by check or credit card only.  The Gift Store is open from 10:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.Tuesday through Saturday, and from 2:30—4:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Only 100 tickets will be sold. 

The scheduled speakers and their topics are as follows:


January 16, 2018   Joel Tauber  The Sharing Project installation and Happyville” with Doris Baumgarten

January 23, 2018   Pete Peters “Aiken:  From the Antebellum through the Battle of Aiken”

January 30, 2018   Fred Gehle In Their Own Words: Augusta and Aiken Area Veterans Remember World War II”

February 6, 2018   Dr. William Curry “Lavinia Corley Thompson, African-American Confederate veteran”

February 13, 2018  Lauren Virgo “Unseen Collections of the ACHM”


~Each lecture will begin at 10:30 A.M. in the Ballroom at Banksia. 

Please plan to join us for the series.~