Dec. 5 note

If you are brightening your day today taking the Junior Welfare League’s Tour of Homes, you may note in publicity a misprint stating that The Bonds Conway House is one of the tour sites.  Our KCHS headquarters, The Bonds Conway House, has been on the tour at various times in the past—but this year the cottage on tour is the Little House on the grounds of the Price House (corner of Broad and York). Enjoy your tour there and throughout Camden today and this evening.

Happy Holidays to our hard-working friends in the Junior League and at the Price House, and to all touring visitors. Y’all come see us at The Bonds Conway House another time!


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Sunday Nov. 15 Bondy Long Tells His Racing Story

Kershaw County Historical Society Program
(Open to Public) 3 p.m. TODAY Nov. 15
Kershaw County Council Chambers
KC Government Center, 515 Walnut St., CamdenBondy Long by LGIBondy Long, speaker–Camden in NASCAR History

Followed by special opening to view exhibit
at Camden Archives, 1314 Broad St., Camden

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RACING INTO HISTORY—Bondy Long Tells the Story

The Kershaw County Historical Society program
Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m.
In the Council Chambers room, the Kershaw County Government Center,
515 Walnut Street, Camden

    A history heard here for the first time—Bondy Long will tell the story of excitement and victory for a local-based auto racing team that 50 years ago established a record still unbroken in NASCAR history. Afterward, one block north at 1314 Broad Street, the Camden Archives will open for the group to have a special viewing of its new exhibit: “Camden’s Moment in NASCAR History—The Bondy Long Story” The public is welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!

Ned Jarrett drove Bondy Long's 1964 Ford #11 to victory at Darlington in 1965

Camden resident Ned Jarrett drove Bondy Long’s 1964 Ford #11 to victory at Darlington in 1965

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Delightful “Conversation with John Buchanan”

On Sunday, October 25, Society members and guests enjoyed lively historian John Buchanan (The Road to Guilford Court House), who shared insights from his continuing studies of local Revolutionary exploits and personalities. Harvey Teal displayed artifacts recovered from Gen. Greene’s campsites enroute to Charleston.

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Civic Dialogue Forums Begin Tonight

“Preserving History in Camden,” the first of two CONNECT CAMDEN community forums,  each with slightly different focus, begin tonight Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. upstairs at the Kershaw County Visitor’s Center, Historic Robert Mills Courthouse, Camden.

Presented by the City of Camden. Brief opening remarks by Joan Inabinet, co-author of A History of Kershaw County, and by Mike Bedenbaugh, executive director of the Palmetto Trust. Following discussion inviting public dialogue to be facilitated by Chuck Ewart, a nationally recognized facilitator and former Camdenite.

More information on the City of Camden website. Funded by The Humanities CouncilSC, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Program October 25 on Revolution


Conversation with John Buchanan
Winning the Revolution: The Road to Charleston

Kershaw County Historical Society Program
Sunday, October 25, at 3 p.m.
at South Building, Kershaw County School District Office,
2029 West DeKalb Street, Camden, SC

Lively historian of the American Revolution in the Carolinas, John Buchanan (The Road to Guilford Court House) will share insights from his continuing studies of local exploits and personalities. Program is public.

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Great Day at Liberty Hill!

Enjoy views of full-house attendance of 85 persons filling Bettie Richards Hall at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church Sunday for the Kershaw County Historical Society’s announced May 24 meeting.

Many thanks to church members who graciously welcomed us with a delightful spread of refreshments and invited further investigation of their historic church and community! To all attendees for convivial conversations and interested attention. To our presenters of the program on Sherman’s invasion–Harvey Teal, who also provided the display of local artifacts of the event, and Patricia McNeely, author of Sherman’s Flame and Blame. To The Humanities Council SC for assistance. It was a great day at Liberty Hill!


Meeting May 24, 2015

May 24, 2015

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(Find links on our previous post)

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