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Exhibit Reception for “Salley and the Thompson Family”

02/01/20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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.


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Aiken County Historical Museum
433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC 29801
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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