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America 250!

Much like the Bicentennial celebration of 1976, Americans will celebrate the birth of our nation in the year 2026. The Daughters of the American Revolution are leading the way in planning meaningful projects and events for the Semiquincentennnial. 

 

The Issaqueena Chapter, NSDAR, works closely with local organizations, musems, historical sites, history professors, and community leaders in Greenwood County to plan events and programs that celebrate our nation's 250th anniversary.

Museum Exhibit

In the fall of 2023, the Issaqueena Chapter, NSDAR brought a special exhibit "The American Revolutionary War in South Carolina" to the Greenwood museum.

 

Curated by South Carolina's State Museum, the war exhibit showcased battles fought across the state and examined the roles that women and African Americans played in the war efforts.

Revolutionary Times Market and Fair
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As part of celebrating America 250, the Issaqueena Chapter, NSDAR held a special event in connection with the 248th year anniversary of the Battle of

Ninety Six. ​
 

In mid-November, our chapter transformed a fruit and vegetable farmer's market into a colonial-themed experience that gave visitors the unique opportunity

to step back in time and gain a deeper understanding of our heritage.

The Revolutionary Times Market offered activities for children and showcased musicians, blacksmiths, woodworkers and quilters. The event was free and open to the community.

Charleston Tea Party

While many Americans know about the rebellious Boston Tea Party of 1773, very few have heard about a quieter rebellion that took place two-weeks earlier in South Carolina. 

December 3, 2023 marked the 250th anniversary of the Charleston Tea Party, and the Issaqueena Chapter, NSDAR threw an elegant tea party to commemorate our state's role in the American Revolution.

Julie Hardaway, SCDAR Staff Speaker,  spoke about the history of tea and its effects on the American Revolution. Dr. Franklin Rausch, a Lander University history professor, discussed four American Patriots of the era: Christopher Gadsden, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and Francis Salvador.

This program was made possible through the generous support of the NSDAR America 250! Committee, which provides grants to foster community events that celebrate rich history of our nation. We express our heartfelt gratitude for their support, as it has been instrumental in making this event a reality.

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