The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and Edgefield Civic League are hosting the Fourth Annual “Southern Studies Showcase” in Edgefield on September 18 and 19, 2015. For more information, please call Tonya Guy at 803-637-4010 or visit the web site at www.oedgs.org.
The Southern Studies Showcase has over a hundred people attend this exciting event each year. It includes twenty-two workshop classes, which are held over the course of the two days, with local and out-of-town speakers giving lectures on a variety of topics.
A “Block Party” on the Edgefield Courthouse Square will be held Friday evening from 6:30 p. m. to 8:30 p. m., including a catered Southern dinner by Chef Bob’s Cafe and lively music. You need to “speakeasy” because this year the Southern Studies Showcase is taking on Prohibition and the Roaring 20’s at the “Block Party.” The theme is “Edgefield During Prohibition.” Period dress is encouraged (but not required), and prizes will be awarded to the best period costumes. There will be Model A cars, moonshiners and more at this year’s “Block Party.”
This two-day gathering will begin on Friday at 10:00 a. m., with speakers and workshops. On Saturday speakers and workshops will be held from 9:00 a. m. until 4:00 p. m. Time will be allotted on Friday and Saturday for lunch at local restaurants, shopping with local merchants, and visiting of local historic and tourist sites.
There will also be a kiln opening by Old Edgefield Pottery on Saturday from 8:30 a. m. to 10:00 a. m. and other special events held over the course of the weekend. For more information, please call 803-637-4010.