This year’s event, held on the grounds of the historic Belton Train Depot on October 4 – 6, will feature the following artisans and historical interpreters: a corn shuck chair caner, a Civil War soldier, a luthier, an herbalist, a Native American jeweler, a decoy carver, a tatter, a Gullah wood burning artist, a paper maker, a quilter, a Native American foodways specialist, a Gullah story teller, an indigo dyer, a Native American dancer, and a sweetgrass basket sewer.
Education Days will be held on Thursday and Friday and are designated for local public and private schools and home-school groups by reservation. On Saturday, the event is held in conjunction with Belton’s Standpipe Heritage and Arts Festival on Oct. 6.
“The public is invited to attend on Saturday to see the artisans and historical interpreters demonstrate their crafts and skills from 10 AM – 4 PM,” stated organizer Alison Darby.
Other support for the event comes from Anderson County, City of Belton HTAX, First Quality, Waste Connections, Publix, SC Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Commercial Bank, Darby Metalworks, and Best Buy.
“We are pleased to partner with the Belton Area Museum Association on this event so that South Carolina’s living traditions remain a vibrant and visible part of our heritage,” concluded Mr. Woods.