by April Akins

 

Members of the South Carolina Archival Association, stepped outdoors to enjoy the rays of sun that welcomed us to the Benjamin E. Mays Historic Preservation Site in Greenwood, South Carolina for our annual summer social. This year’s event raised money for the Darrick L. Hart Scholarship Fund which honors a SCAA charter member and Conservation Specialist at the University of South Carolina Conservation Lab who passed away in 2002.  Funds raised from the Summer Social are designated for scholarships which are awarded to current SCAA members to help offset the costs associated with attending professional meetings and workshops.

 

Those in attendance enjoyed some amazing pizza options at The Mill House, before heading over to the site for a tour of Dr. Mays’ birth home, a one room school house, the gardens, and the museum. The tour was provided by Director Chris Thomas. The group learned about the life and legacy of a South Carolina native who was an amazing educator, civil rights pioneer, theologian, author and as quoted on the statue “last of the great schoolmasters.”

 

I have been to the site multiple times during my few years in Greenwood and I always seem to walk away with more knowledge and admiration for Dr. Mays. It was a great time of socializing and learning that got some of us outdoors for a change.

 

Photographs courtsey of Kimberly McClure

Join us on Friday, June 28th for some great food, conversation, and a little added bonus of touring the Benjamin E. Mays Historical Site.

 

1:00 – 12:00 Board Meeting

 

12:00 – 1:20 Lunch at The Mill House (cost of food is not part of registration)

 

1:30 – 3:00 Benjamin Mays Historical Site Tour

 

COST: SCAA MEMBERS - $15 STUDENTS - $10  NON-MEMBERS - $20

 Register now!

 

Join us for our annual summer social, Friday, June 28th! This event supports the Darrick L. Hart Endowment! We will be gathering for some great food, conversation, and a little added bonus of touring the Benjamin E. Mays Historical Site which was just recently honored with the Literary Landmark Distinction by the American Library Association, the South Carolina Academy of Authors and the South Carolina State Library.

 

11:00 – 12:00 Board Meeting

12:00 – 1:20 Lunch at The Mill House (cost of food is not part of registration)

1:30 – 3:00 Benjamin Mays Historical Site Tour

COST: SCAA MEMBERS - $15 STUDENTS - $10  NON-MEMBERS - $20

 Register now!

There are a few spaces left, so hurry and register now for the joint SCAA-PALMCOP Spring Workshop!

In "Bind and Loose: Book Repair and Restoration" Fr. Thomas Moore will share strategies on how to bind and repair your worn books in this hands-on, interactive workshop. All participants are required to bring a book of their own to repair.

The cost of the workshop is $25 per person.

The workshop is being held at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC on April 5, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00PM. Hope to see you there!

Register here: http://www.scarchivists.org/index.php/events/current-events

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