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City of Camden Celebrates the Boykin Spaniel, South Carolina's State Dog, April 10-12, 2015
Weekend highlights 2015 Boykin Spaniel National Field Championship and New Camden Archives & Museum Exhibit
By: City of Camden, SC
Festivities begin Friday, April 10 with the 2015 Boykin Spaniel National Field Championship, an annual show sponsored by the Boykin Spaniel Society. More than 200 Boykin Spaniels from all over the country will participate at Rhame Arena, located at 517 Bull Street in Camden, for testing in Novice, Puppy, Intermediate and Open classes. Additional skill events include the Duck Dog Shootout, Hot Dog Retrieve, Speed Dog, Children’s Handling Stake and Natural Ability stake. These take place in various locations around Camden, Rembert and Boykin, SC.
The weekend features something for the entire family and includes heart clinics, oyster roast, banquet, silent auction, food trucks, prize raffles, art exhibits and much more. For more information about the event, visit www.boykinspaniel.org.
Don’t miss the special Boykin Spaniel “Little Brown Dog” exhibit at the Camden Archives & Museum which highlights the history of the state’s official breed and one of only a few breeds to originate in the United States. The first of its kind, the exhibit takes visitors back in time and includes historic photographs, original documents as well as a model of a section boat, a small boat which was used for hunting along the Wateree River and ideal for the small size of the Boykin Spaniel.
The exhibit continues through September 4th, 2015. The Camden Archives & Museum is located at 1314 Broad Street in Camden. For more information, visit www.camdenschistory.com.
Admission to both the 2015 Boykin Spaniel National Field Championship and the Camden Archives & Museum exhibit are free and open to the public.
About Camden, South Carolina
With a storied history dating back to 1732, the city of Camden is the oldest inland city in South Carolina. Located in middle of the state, Camden is known for its elegant antebellum homes, charming downtown with boutiques, antique and art galleries as well as its sporting, equestrian and cultural events. Also referred to as the “Steeplechase Capital of the World,” Camden is home to the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup races. For more information, visit www.classicallycarolina.com.
About The Boykin Spaniel Society
Headquartered in Camden, South Carolina, the Boykin Spaniel Society is the official and original registry for the Boykin Spaniel breed which originated in nearby Boykin, South Carolina. Originally bred by South Carolina hunters in the 1900s, the Boykin Spaniel was used for hunting ducks and wild turkeys in the Wateree River because its small, compact build was ideal for boat travel as well as for retrieving on both land and water. For more information, visit www.boykinspaniel.org.
About the Camden Archives & Museum
Opened in 1915, the Camden Archives & Museum was built by Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist. Today, the museum is home to a number of notable exhibits and is recognized as one of the finest genealogical research facilities in South Carolina. The Camden Archives & Museum is located at 1314 Broad Street in Camden. For more information, call (803) 425-6050 or visit www.camdenschistory.com.
Suzi Sale, Tourism Development Director, Camden, SC, (803) 420-7882, email@example.com
Dawn Crites, Boykin Spaniel Society, (803) 425-1032, firstname.lastname@example.org
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