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  • National History Day Students Recognized at National Level

     

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    For Immediate Release:     Contact: Mary Katherine Marshall


    The NHD PROGRAM IN SC IS NO LONGER MANAGED BY THE SC ARHIVES AND HISTORY FOUNDATION.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE

    TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT MARY KATHERINE MARSHALL at the Community Museum Society at

     843-374-1500 or email mkmarshall@cmslc.org.


    NHD is a year-long academic program for elementary and secondary school students focused on the teaching and learning of history. A recent study by Rockman, et al found students who participate in NHD develop a range of college and career-ready skills, and out-perform their peers on state standardized tests in multiple subjects, including reading, science, math and social studies. 

    “These students have not only deepened their understanding of their chosen topics, but have also been energized by learning. This program truly brings history to life for students,” said SC NHD State Coordinator, Mary Katherine Marshall.

     

    . For more information on supporting the program, please contact the office at 843-374-1500.

     

    About National History Day

    National History Day (NHD) is a year-long academic organization for elementary and secondary school students. Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide participate in the NHD contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentaries. These products are entered into competitions in the spring, at local, state and national levels where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. The program culminates in a national competition each June held at the University of Maryland at College Park.

     Visit www.nhd.org.

  • Foundation Officer Elections Unanimous Palmetto-History-logo

    For more information, contact:

    Mary Katherine Marshall, Executive Director

    803.896.6124

    mmarshall@scdah.state.sc.us

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 25, 2011

    SC Archives and History Foundation Elects New Slate of Officers

    COLUMBIA, SC–The South Carolina Archives and History Foundation would like to welcome their newly elected officers to the Executive Committee:  Chairman—X. Willard Polk of Camden; Vice-Chairman—Eric Wm. Ruschky of Columbia; Treasurer—Wm. Frank Lee of Lugoff; Secretary—Ruth “Lady” Hodges of Edgefield; At Large Members are—The Honorable Gary E. Clary of Central, and Charles P. Boyd of Atlanta.

     
    Officer Elections were held last Monday, July 18 at the SC Archives and History Center on Parklane Road in Columbia at the quarterly board meeting with unanimous approval by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. 

    The South Carolina Archives and History Foundation’s full Board of Directors includes:  Frank Beattie of Georgetown, Curtis Campbell of Orangeburg, Kathryn D. Durham of Columbia, Walter Edgar of Columbia, Eric Wm. Emerson of Columbia, A. V. Huff of Greenville, Phil Noble of Charleston, and Rodger E. Stroup of Columbia. 

    The South Carolina Archives & History Foundation supports the efforts of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. It is the caretaker of the South Carolina Archives, a collection of more than 325 years of historical documents recording the rich and diverse history of the people and government of South Carolina.  In addition to preserving the documentary and cultural history of the Palmetto State, the Department also administers a variety of programs through the State Historic Preservation Office that help identify, recognize and preserve the state's architectural and archaeological heritage.  

    For more information on how you can support the SCHAF, please call 803.896.6124 or visit www.palmettohistorysc.org. 

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SIX SOUTH CAROLINA STUDENTS RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR HISTORY PROJECTS

June 20, 2013, COLUMBIA, SC — Six South Carolina students received top honors for their history projects during the National History Day National Contest at the University of Maryland, June 9- 14.



The South Carolina Archives & History Foundation is a private, 501 (c) 3 organization that supports the South Carolina Archives and History Department's mission to preserve and promote the documentary and cultural history of the Palmetto State through education and public programming and events.

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Letter From the Chairman of the Board

 Dear Friends,

Welcome to the South Carolina Archives & History Foundation website. As the private non-profit support organization for the South Carolina Department of Archives & History we are dedicated to providing resources to assist the agency in fulfilling its statewide mission of preserving the documentary and cultural history of the state. Founded in the early 1990’s our initial challenge was to raise $2 million to equip the Archives and History Center with document storage and audiovisual equipment.

Since the opening of the Archives & History Center in 1998 the Foundation has solicited private funds to support the educational programs that enhance the outreach of the agency. Because of the budget cuts incurred over the past 10 years the Department of Archives & History depends heavily on the Foundation to maintain its public programs.

From the Civil War Symposium in the fall  the Foundation works closely with the agency staff to insure the programs are meeting the needs of our patrons. Our bus tours to locations across the state enable the state’s many communities to share their special places with others.

We invite you to join our membership program and support the preservation of the state’s historical resources while you will have the opportunity to participate in our educational offerings each year.

Warm regards,

Chairman, SCAHF Board of Directors

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Letter from the Executive Director

 


 

Dear Friends and Guests,

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation’s reconstructed website. As you peruse these pages, I hope that you will be captivated with the richness of the Palmetto State’s history.

You will find that there are many wonderful programs and events that will bring South Carolina’s history to you in a fresh way and share with you the stories of our past.

Right now, as the budgets for state programs continue to be cut, the Foundation is working to provide for the continued programming that has brought these events to you for so many years.

It is through your support that we are able to provide the highest level of educational programs and events for our members. Please consider making a gift that is meaningful to you.

By supporting the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation, you are helping us ensure that these treasures will remain available for the education of our future.

I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming programs and events this year.

Warmest regards,

Executive Director

 

 

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