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Debbie B. -

Walker Local and Family History Center

The Walker Local and Family History Center is located on the third level of the Richland Library’s Main Library. Anne, Debbie, Lauren and Margaret are available to guide your research during... More 
Leslie T. -

History for Young Children

To read a book set in the past is to live the lives of those who came before us. To know their fears, courage, and hope. Stories of adventure in history abound, and knowing about the past gives... More 
Kelsey T. -

Readings on Civil Rights in America

Civil Rights in America- the 2014 theme for National Black History Month inspires reflection upon our nation’s social efforts to end racial segregation. The peak of the Civil Rights Movement in... More 
Ron S. -

Today in History with a Twist: December 5, 2013

Repealed!      It’s Repeal Day!  Today is the anniversary of the day that the United States repealed the 18th Amendment, restoring the right to purchase and consume alcohol.  The 18th... More 
Ron S. -

Today in History with a Twist: November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!      1789 - A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.  Thanksgiving Days had... More 
Margaret D. -
Historians and genealogists often base their research on county records. But in South Carolina it was not until after the Civil War that the county assumed the official functions of local government. Before that time South Carolina was divided into a confusing array of counties, judicial districts, townships and... More 
Diana K. -
Join us for an afternoon of adventure with members of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club this Sunday at the Richland Library. Jim Welch, formerly of WIS-TV and SCETV, will host a special program with members of The Explorers Club, a group founded in 1904 with the mission of encouraging scientific... More 
Ron S. -

Today in History with a Twist: October 9, 2013

The Kings are Crowned!  768 - Brothers Carloman I and Charlemagne were crowned Kings of The Franks.  Carloman would die mysteriously in 771 (no brotherly love?).  Charlemagne would eventually... More 
Ron S. -

Today in History with a Twist: October 7, 2013

Victory in South Carolina!      1780 - American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist militia in upper state South Carolina at the Battle of Kings Mountain.  The victory came after a string of... More 
Cecil Williams
Diana K. -
Have you noticed this picture at Richland Library Main of a cocky young man taking a drink? It hangs over the water fountain on the Garden level, and is a poignant reminder of how much has changed in fifty years. This young man is Cecil Williams, the photographer whose work currently lines the walls of The Gallery at... More 

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