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    Sickness & Survival: Kershaw House gains new medical exhibit

    July 27, 2021
    In commemoration of the 241st Anniversary of the Battle of Camden, August 16, 1780, Historic Camden Foundation will be opening its new exhibit on medical practices and disease during colonial and Revolutionary War era Camden. Entitled Sickness and Survival this story, sponsored by BCBS, discusses South Carolinians health and effects of disease on both the … read more

    The Battle of Camden Archaeology Project

    April 8, 2021
    The Battle of Camden Archaeology Project Historic Camden Foundation is pleased to have Steven D. Smith, Director of SCIAA and Research Professor to update progress on the Battle of Camden project. Steve’s impressive background includes studies and books on historic period settlement at military installations like Fort Polk, Fort Leonard Wood, and Camp Atterbury, Indiana. … read more


    October 14, 2020
    By: Virginia Zemp – Executive Director of the Historic Camden Foundation AN ECONOMIC FORCE FOR CAMDEN: HIGHLIGHTING THE SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION It is critical that Historic Camden remains strong to participate in the new Revolutionary War Visitors’ Center at Camden, set to open in the spring of 2021.  The focus of the … read more

    Celebrate 50 years with the Historic Camden Foundation!

    September 9, 2020
    Collaborating with the SC Liberty Trail partners, Historic Camden Foundation will provide a living history journey through the Southern Campaign supported by historically related exhibits and demonstrations. Activities will be held outdoors and adhere to governmental restrictions for distancing and face covering.  Join the Historic Camden Foundation on November 7, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm … read more

    The Colonial Catawba of the Carolinas

    August 29, 2020
    South Carolina’s Native American history is one that is rich, vast and reaches back in time thousands of years. One of the most prominent tribes is the Catawba (yeh is-WAH h’reh or “people of the river”), who have lived along the Catawba River for roughly 6,000 years. In 1540, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto passed … read more

    Camden’s Roots: A Look Back At The Earliest Years

    March 11, 2020
    By Lance Player Staff Member – Historic Camden Many people are aware of Kershaw County’s vast and significant history, but what they may not know is how far back that history actually extends. Camden is often cited for its pivotal role in America’s infancy, playing host to a variety of key events. In 1730, upon the … read more

    Historic Camden: 50 years of Preservation, Education and Celebration!

    February 12, 2020
    By Lance Player Staff Member – Historic Camden We are happy to introduce to you our new blog, which will discuss a variety of topics and helps us usher into a new era as we celebrate fifty years of preservation, education and celebration. For fifty years Historic Camden has played a vital role in preserving … read more