Coming to Columbia Friday, June 1, 2018
Mr. Joseph McGill, Jr. is a history consultant for Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC and the founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, Inc. His extensive experience in preservation and education includes positions as a field officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as Executive Director of the African American Museum located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as Director of History and Culture at Penn Center, St. Helena Island, South Carolina, and as a Park Ranger at Fort Sumter National Monument in Charleston, South Carolina.
Mr. McGill is also the founder of Company “I” 54th Massachusetts Reenactment Regiment in Charleston, South Carolina, the regiment portrayed in the award winning movie “Glory.” As a Civil War Reenactor, Mr. McGill participates in parades, living history presentations, lectures, and battle reenactments. He appears in the book Confederates in the Attic and is a member of the South Carolina Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. Mr. McGill is a native of Kingstree, South Carolina.
While in Columbia for the day, Joe McGill will be conducting a lecture at the Columbia Historic Preservation Society’s Banner Hall. After the lecture enjoy a tour of the new museum exhibit, “Underground Railroad; Destination Columbia”, along with an abolitionist walking tour with Chris Vera.
Lecture Time 3:00 PM Tour Time: 4:30 PM Cost: $20.00 per person
For reservations please call (717)572-7149
Later in the night historians Joe McGill, Prinny Anderson, Chris Vera and other historians, students and volunteers will be staying overnight in the famous Columbia Bank & Bridge Company, current location of Art Printing. This structure hosted some of the most prolific abolitionists in United States anti-slavery movement. Such names as John Barber, Thaddeus Stevens, Stephen Smith, William Whipper and William Wright.
After visiting Lancaster City on Saturday, June 2, 2018, there will be an conference in the Ware Center followed by a historic slave tour.
We welcome Joe back to Columbia Saturday night for a stay at the historic Hermansader Bed & Breakfast located in the 400 block of Chestnut Street.
Catch the Fat Cat Fishing Tournament
Saturday, August 25, 2018 3:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Photos from 2017 Catch the Fat Cat Fishing Tournament
1st Place – Team Flowers 69.08 (3 fish)
2nd Place – Team Alsbaugh 47.89 (3 fish)
3rd Place – Team Shultz- 40.80 (2 fish)
Lunker Champion – Team Shultz 34.12
Saturday, October 13 10 AM – 5 PM