City of Camden Named Destination for 2015 SC Humanities Festival, April 30 - May 2, 2015

The City of Camden has been selected by The Humanities CouncilSC (THCSC) to host the 2015 SC Humanities Festival, April 30 – May 2, 2015.  The SC Humanities Festival is an annual event designed to highlight the local history and culture of a selected South Carolina host community.  Since 1993, the festival has been held in 16 different cities across the state. 

“The history of Camden spans close to 300 years,” said Tony Scully, mayor of Camden. “So there’s a wealth of history and fascinating stories to share about the area. The Humanities Festival is an ideal opportunity to explore our community and we are honored to be the host site for this year’s event.” 
The City of Camden and Kershaw County have partnered with the National Steeplechase Museum to sponsor this three-day event which highlights the area’s rich heritage with a “Gallop through History” theme.  Learn more about the state’s oldest inland city through a series of scheduled activities which includes lectures, discussions, films, guided tours, exhibits and carriage rides.

“We’ve chosen the theme ‘Gallop Through Camden’s History’ as a way of weaving two very important and unique aspects of our culture and economy into the conversation– history and horses,” said Catherine French, executive director of the National Steeplechase Museum.  “We invite everyone to come out, join the festivities and enjoy our classic Carolina lifestyle.”
Several of Camden’s most beloved and historic sites will serve as venues for this year’s festival, such as private homes, Bloomsbury and Holly Hedge, and well as guided bus tours of the area’s horse country, and various historic districts. 

For a complete itinerary and registration information, visit

To register, contact the National Steeplechase Museum at (803) 432-6513.