At least once a month the entire campus of Historic Camden comes alive with living history demonstrations and more. This is a great opportunity for visitors to see the buildings inside and out, and engage with our very talented trades people at the brickyard, pottworks, forge, farm and weavery as they demonstrate their trades using 18th century tools and technology.
LIVING HISTORY COMES ALIVE
Saturday September 10th
TIME: 10am to 4pm LOCATION: 222 Broad Street, Camden, SC
SPECIAL SCHEDULED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE DAY
MAKING NATURAL DYES AT THE FARM STARTING AT 11AM
SOAP MAKING AT THE BRICKYARD STARTING AT 2PM
Ever seen the “big white house on the hill” and wondered what’s inside? During our open house program The Kershaw House and our other historic homes are open for guests to walk through, with docents available to answer questions.
Curious about the diet of 18th century settlers? Drop by the farm and let us tell you all about the heritage crops we are growing and harvesting and the animals that we are managing.
What do nails, spoons, tripods and door hinges have in common? They can all be made by a blacksmith and our open house is a prime opportunity to learn all about how ironworkers ply their trade.
Curious what the large wheel in the picture is? It’s called a Staffordshire Potter’s wheel and you can see how it works in the pottery process during each open house.
Stop by the brickyard and pop off your shoes and socks and help us stomp clay and make bricks. It is great fun for all ages! The brickyard is located near the 1777 Gunpowder Magazine built by patriot Col. Joseph Kershaw using 225,140 bricks.
The Kershaw House is home to many items in our collection, and now, it is home to a textiles exhibit space. Come check out our 18th century weavery and watch our interpretive staff as they conduct demonstrations.
The Historic Camden Foundation is not state or federally funded so we rely on individual donations. Even a small donation truly helps. So please send a gift and make a difference!