Upcoming Events

Clemson OLLI program: Sacred Spaces of the Upstate

Date: March 23, 2020

Time: 9:00 am- 4:45 pm

Location: Clemson Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Charles K. Cheezem Education Center: 100 Thomas Green Blvd, Clemson, SC 29631

Tuition: $55; includes transportation and boxed lunch

Discover the Upcountry’s “sacred sites;” the churches of the Upcountry are more than just buildings. They are sources of strength and identity, centers of community life, and vibrant expressions of faith and hope. Their wooden walls, soaring steeples and historic graveyards reflect over two hundred years of history – from the simplicity and hardship of the frontier to the elegance of the Old South and the devastation of the Civil War. We will visit Trinity Episcopal Church (Abbeville), Long Cane ARP Church (Troy) and Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church in Mount Carmel, South Carolina.

Photographer and preservationist Bill Fitzpatrick is the author of several books, all of which reflect his interest in travel and history. His most recent effort, a 264-page coffee table book, South Carolina’s Sacred Spaces, has received much critical acclaim and is now in its second printing.  All proceeds from the sale of this book go to Preservation South Carolina and its “Sacred Spaces Fund.”

Interested participants will need to be OLLI at Clemson members in order to participate. If they are not current members, they can join for the annual fee of $35. Registration will open on January 2. Visit the Clemson University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Taylors Public Library

Date: April 20, 2020

Time: 6:60 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Taylors Public Library: 316 W Main St, Taylors, SC 29687

Please join South Carolina’s Sacred Spaces author and photographer, Bill Fitzpatrick for a wonderful presentation of his acclaimed book. You will be able to secure your copy and have it signed!

Palmetto Scribe Event at the Irmo Public Library

Date: April 25, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Irmo Public Library: 6251 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29212

Meet South Carolina’s Sacred Spaces author and photographer, Bill Fitzpatrick and other local authors in a casual, relaxed setting. Each author will have a table in our library to display, sell and sign their books. Be sure to join in for the raffle prizes!

Presented in partnership with the Friends of the Irmo Branch Library. For more information, please call (803) 798-7880 ext. 3.