Blythewood Historical Society welcomes SC historian Walter Edgar | Arts & Culture
South Carolina historian and author Dr. Walter Edgar will bring his insights for “finding history in your backyard” to the Blythewood Historical Society on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:00 PM.
The meeting is tentatively scheduled to be held at the historic Langford-Nord House in Blythewood.
Called “a true South Carolina treasure,” Dr. Edgar is professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina.
During his 40-year career of teaching and service at USC, he was named the Claude Henry Neuffer Professor of Southern Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, served as the Director of Graduate Studies, and founded and directed the Department of History’s highly acclaimed Applied History Program.
Throughout his career, Dr. Edgar has been actively involved in the greater South Carolina community as a public historian and advocate for preserving the state’s rich culture and history. He is the author or editor of several popular books on South Carolina history and culture, including The South Carolina Encyclopedia (2006), Partisans and Redcoats: The Southern Conflict That Turned the Tide of the American Revolution (2003); South Carolina: A History (1998); and South Carolina in the Modern Age (1992). Dr. Edgar also hosts “Walter Edgar’s Journal,” a monthly ETV radio show that “takes listeners on a journey that delves into South Carolina’s past while providing insight into the state’s current affairs.”
Admission to the March 12 program with Dr. Edgar is free to members of the Blythewood Historical Society, and $10 per person for the general public. Due to the anticipated turnout, reservations are requested and should be made with the Blythewood Historical Society by calling 803-333-8133. Please leave the name of each person attending and a phone number in the event that the program is moved to a larger venue.
The historic Langford-Nord House is located at 100 McNulty Road in Blythewood. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.
Dr. Edgar will be available after the presentation to sign copies of his books. Books will not be available for sale at the event, but are available from local book stores.
Established in 2010, the Blythewood Historical Society’s mission is to protect, nurture, and support the historical, pre-historical, and cultural heritage of Blythewood through preservation, advocacy, and education. For more information, please contact Blythewood Historical Society president Frankie McLean at 803-261-1859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.