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Salley and the Thompson Family Exhibit
February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Join us on Saturday, February 1st, 2020, from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM at the Aiken County Historical Museum for the unveiling of the “African American Communities of Aiken County: Salley and the Thompson Family” exhibit by guest curator Dr. Walter Curry.
The exhibit will feature the stories of enslaved relatives Milledge Thompson and Isaac Quattlebaum experiences during slavery; an enslaved relative, Lavinia C. Thompson, who served as a cook in the Confederate Army; and relatives Joshua and Queen T. Corley who experienced the pleasures and trials of sharecropping life in rural Aiken County. A brief history of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church and connection to the Thompson Family will be featured as well.