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

Annual Event Celebrates the History and Culture of Camden with a "Gallop through History" Theme
By: The City of Camden
CAMDEN, S.C. - April 20, 2015 - PRLog -- The City of Camden has been selected by The Humanities CouncilSC 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, as 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.

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

About The National Steeplechase Museum
Located on the grounds of historic Springdale Race Course in Camden, South Carolina, The National Steeplechase Museum is the only museum in the United States dedicated solely to steeplechase sport from its beginnings in the British Isles to its evolution in America. The Museum pays tribute to the incredible athletes, equine and human, who have made this a wonderful and exciting sport. For more information, visit

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