Join guest speakers Dr. Bea Thompson and Beth Batson for the Church Street program at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at the Anderson County Museum!
Church Street was a thriving center for African-American commerce in Anderson, South Carolina from (circa) 1907 until 1980, when most of the buildings were torn down to make way for a parking lot. The citizens on Church Street were educated, professional business owners who served as role models. At its mid-century zenith, there were shoppers here by day and revelers by night. Artists and musicians lined the street engulfed by the thick aroma of barbecue, fried fish and festive libations.
The City of Anderson secured grant funding to honor the era through art. The project was completed in 2017 and includes clay reliefs, marble sculpture and animation in a pocket park on the site.
Hear stories from this lively street and how it came to life in art as a cherished part of our shared history.
To register for this program, please email Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org