Sandlapper Society

Special Exhibitions

New Harmonies, Celebrating American Roots Music

Listen to America's music and hear the story of freedom. It's the story of people in a New World places they have left behind, and ideas they have brought with them. It is the story of people who were already here, but whose world is remade. The distinct cultural identities of all of these people are carried in song¬óboth sacred and secular. Their music tracks the unique history of many peoples reshaping each other into one incredibly diverse and complex people¬óAmericans. Their music is the roots of American music.

This 800 square-foot exhibit was created by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Museum on Main Street to serve museums, libraries and historical societies in rural areas, where one-fifth of all Americans live, including several locations in South Carolina:

April 9 - May 29
City of Gaffney, Gaffney 

June 4 - July 17
Horry County Museum

438 Main Street
, Conway

July 23 - September 4
Kaminski House Museum/Stewart Parker House
1003 Front Street, Georgetown

September 10 - October 23
Oconee County Public Library - Walhalla Branch
501 West South Broad Street,

October 29 - December 11
Laurens County Public Library

1017 West Main Street,

December 17, 2011 - February 4, 2012
Beaufort Branch Library
311 Scott Street
, Beaufort

Pictured: Brother Oswald by Jim Herrington

This exhibition will travel to locations around the state through Jan. 5, 2013 where it wraps up in Walterboro! If none of the above locations are close to you, check Humanities Council SC's schedule to plan your visit.

The Humanities Council SC is proud to present the South Carolina state tour of New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress and locally by QS/1.

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