Libraries to Host Family History Event in Columbia


On March 22, 2014, Clemson University Libraries and Richland Library will partner to host a one-day, family history themed event. This event is funded by a Knight Foundation grant and will focus on the intersection of discovering ancestral roots, preserving the past, and making new family memories.

The day's events will begin with a family story time at 10:30 a.m., which is a regular Saturday morning event for Richland Library. Also featured is a talk by local author Dinah Johnson, whose book All Around Town explores the photography of Richard Samuel Roberts.

Lunch will be catered by Albert's Deli, and during lunch event attendees can browse the various informational tables that will be set up around the auditorium. There will be a photo booth available so families can step in and create new memories and take home a fun photo strip.

After lunch, attendees will have the opportunity to digitize family history materials they've brought with them, including photos, recipes, etc. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver that allows the materials to be added to the Walker Local and Family History Center's digital collections.

Where: Richland Library, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia
When: Saturday, March 22, 10:30 a.m. -- 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free to the public; no registration necessary.

For more information, please contact Amber Day at or 864-656-0229.