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The Legacy of Community in the History of the Barr Street School

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:00pm until 1:00pm

For many years, the Barr Street School has nourished the educational development of many Lancaster County residents. This program explores the school’s development, its continuing significance, and its linkages to the broader histories of our community and our state. USC Lancaster Professor Dr. Ernest Jenkins presents this lecture, which is free and open to the public. For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

119 South Main St.
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 313-7172

Lancaster County sits within the lands once held by the Catawba Indian Nation, and the current Catawba Reservation is located about 15 miles from the campus of USC Lancaster. With strong geographical and historical ties to the Catawba, USCL has begun to develop curricular and public programs focused on Native American art and culture, with a special emphasis on the Catawba and other Native communities in South Carolina. The Center houses the world’s largest single collection of Catawba Indian pottery, five galleries, the only archive in South Carolina devoted in Native American history and culture, an archaeology lab, meeting and classroom spaces, and more.  Launched in 2018, the Native American South Carolina Archive (NASCA) is a comprehensive digital archive for tribal histories, photos, correspondence, oral histories, and more ( Every March, USCL hosts Native American Studies Week with lectures, performances, and arts and crafts sales. The gardens are a site on the summer SC Ag + Art Tour.  Admission is free.