Aiken County Calendar of Events

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Aiken’s Bloodies & Bagels

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

Bloodies & Bagels is FREE on Thanksgiving Day 11/24/22 Join us for a wonderful morning to celebrate Thanksgiving with complimentary Bagels, Coffee, Hot Cider, and Bloody Mary's. Live music too! Please join us to celebrate.

Recurring Event 2022 Annual Quilt Show

2022 Annual Quilt Show

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

The 2022 Carolina Pine Quilters annual quilt show will again be held at the Aiken County Museum on November 1 through 20. Contact the Aiken County Museum for current hours of operation at 803.642.2015 or museum@aikencountysc.gov.

Heritage Day at the Museum

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

Stop by the Aiken County Historical Museum on Saturday, November 5th, for our annual Heritage Day! This is an older event that was previously hosted annually by the Museum, and we are hoping to bring it back to its former glory! We will be starting small this year with a basket maker, loom weaving, a […]

Recurring Event Banksia House Tour

Banksia House Tour

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

We all know and love Banksia as the Aiken County Historical Museum. Some remember it as the Library or even the University. But have you ever wondered how it looked as a private home? Join one of our wonderful volunteer docents on a tour of the Winter Colony home of Richard Flint Howe on the […]

Spooky Tours

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

On Friday, October 21, the Aiken County Historical Museum will host our sixth annual Spooky Tours event. This event is a hauntingly good way to learn about local history while being guided through our darkened building. There will be four tour times - 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 8 pm, and 8:30 pm - with 20 […]

Low Country Boil at Aiken County Historical Museum

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

The Friends are hosting a “FUN(D)RAISER” on October 7 on the grounds of the museum! Bid on enticing items at the Silent Auction, enjoy playing your favorite lawn games, and dance to the music of Aiken’s very popular band, RedFoxWood. Admission includes beer and wine and a Lowcountry Boil provided by JC’s Seafood. Join us […]

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Annual Museum Volunteer Training

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

The Aiken County Historical Museum is in need of new volunteers! Join our team at Aiken’s only Winter Colony home open to the public, at our annual Volunteer Training, set for Monday, September 19th, from 10am to 3pm. The day will feature instruction on volunteer duties and the basics of the Museum’s policies by Site […]

Great Gatsby Party

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

Wanna party like it's 1922?? The Friends of the ACHM will host a Gatsby-theme fundraising party at the Museum on Friday, September 16 at 6:30 pm. There will be live music, food, drinks, and auctions to raise funds for the Museum. Tickets $100 per person. Save $25/pp if you buy your tickets between now and […]

Aiken Civic Ballet 50th Anniversary Gala

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

Get your Tickets at https://www.tickettailor.com/.../aikencivicballetc.../744369 Join us for the 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala of the Aiken Civic Ballet! Celebrate with us for an evening of heavy hor d’oeuvres, drinks, and a special performance by the Aiken Civic Ballet Company! There will also be a raffle with all proceeds go to the Aiken Civic Ballet, a 501 […]

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit 'Voices and Votes: Democracy in America' is coming to Aiken. "Voices and Votes is based on a major exhibition currently on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. This Museum on Main Street adaptation will have many of the same dynamic features: historical and contemporary photos, educational and […]

History on Tap Lectures Series

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

The Aiken County Historical Museum will be hosting three Summer HOT Lectures (History On Tap). On Tuesday August 16th, Kathryn Smith returns to Aiken to discuss her latest book "Baptists and Bootleggers: A Prohibition Expedition Through the South...with Cocktail Recipes". The book takes you to major cities and small towns (including Aiken County), all of […]

Voices & Votes Communal Pen Writing Workshop

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

Communal Pen: Voices and Votes Writing Workshop Exploring Memories, Stories, and Traditions of Place In the Communal Pen: Voices and Votes Writing Workshop, we will write to celebrate and explore our connections to place and community, through the lens of our experience of civic life and identity. Often, it is in our written words that […]

Happy Birthday, Mr. Howe!

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

Mr. Howe is turning 159 this June, and to celebrate we are having a special tour of his home, Banksia, now the Aiken County Historical Museum. Help us wish Mr. Howe many happy returns by bringing your whole family to the Museum for a Banksia Book reading, birthday cake, and a tour! This event is […]

Recurring Event A Source of Light

A Source of Light

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

This Exhibit which will run from March through May shares the story of the Aiken Jewish community from the 1800s to today, with a particular focus on the role and contribution of Jewish Merchants & their families. The Exhibit tells this story using archival photos, newspaper articles/advertisements & other artifacts as well as via digital […]

Recurring Event The Aiken Garden Show

The Aiken Garden Show

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

The Aiken Garden Show May 13th and 14th Friday 8:30am-5:00pm Saturday 8:30am-4:00pm Gardens open daily from 10:00am-4:00pm Beautiful private gardens await your visit to The Aiken Garden Show in historic Aiken, South Carolina on May 13th and 14th, 2022. Hop on the tour bus at Banksia, (the Aiken County Historical Museum and central Show site) […]

Recurring Event Winter Lecture Series

Winter Lecture Series

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

2022 Winter Lecture Series Presented by The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum Sunday afternoons March 20 - April 24 in the Ballroom at Banksia.

Easter Egg roll

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

The Easter Egg Roll at Aiken's White House (aka the Aiken County Historical Museum) is back! Monday, April 18th at 11am

Banksia Tour

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

We all know and love Banksia as the Aiken County Historical Museum. Some remember it as the Library or even the University. But have you ever wondered how it looked as a private home? Join one of our wonderful volunteer docents on a tour of the Winter Colony home of Richard Flint Howe on the […]

Holiday Tea

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

The Friends of the ACHM are hosting a lovely Holiday Tea on Sunday, December 12 from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Museum. The tea includes two varieties of tea, scones and cream, finger sandwiches, holiday cookies, and pecan tassies. While you enjoy the meal, guests will hear from historian Linda Johnson about the […]

Recurring Event The Nutcracker Tea

The Nutcracker Tea

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

The Nutcracker Tea is a family-friendly narrated production with time for you to meet cast members of the Aiken Civic Ballet in their beautiful costumes and enjoy some delicious treats. Spend some true quality time with your child this holiday season and join us for this very special holiday tradition. This is a seated tea […]

Recurring Event 2021 Annual Quilt Show

2021 Annual Quilt Show

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

The 2021 Carolina Pine Quilters annual quilt show will again be held at the Aiken County Museum on November 2 through 20. Contact the Aiken County Museum for current hours of operation at (803) 642-2015 or museum@aikencountysc.gov. The theme this year is Pandemic Pastime.

Recurring Event Banksia Tour

Banksia Tour

Aiken County Historical Museum 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

Sign up for our house tour and find out just how much the wonderful building we know as “Banksia” has changed in its 86 years! The tour is begins at 1pm and is limited to 8. It is FREE, but you must have a reservation. If you can’t make the tour this month, don’t worry! […]