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Exhibit Reception for “Salley and the Thompson Family”
February 1, 2020
Come to the Exhibit Reception for “Salley and the Thompson Family” on February 1, 2020. See the unveiling of the “African American Communities of Aiken County: Salley and the Thompson Family” exhibit at the Aiken County Historical Museum. In addition, listen to guest curator Dr. Walter Curry.
The exhibit features the stories of: Enslaved relatives Milledge Thompson and Isaac Quattlebaum experiences during slavery. An enslaved relative, Lavinia C. Thompson, served as a cook in the Confederate Army. Furthermore, relatives Joshua and Queen T. Corley who experienced the pleasures and trials of sharecropping life in rural Aiken County. Even more, a brief history of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church and connection to the Thompson Family.
The reception includes traditional food dishes from the time periods of slavery, the Civil War, and post-Reconstruction.
Finally, for more information, contact Dr. Walter Curry, guest exhibit curator at (803) 404-2117. While, the Aiken County Historical Museum and Aiken-Barnwell Genealogical Society supports the exhibit.