To Solve a Mystery | 19th Century Quilts

History solving mysteries!

Join the South Carolina Silver Society and Historic Columbia for a quilt presentation led by George Wingard, archaeologist, Savannah River Archaeological Research Program, and Deborah Tritt, instruction/reference librarian & coordinator of the Gregg-Graniteville Archives, Gregg-Graniteville Library, University of South Carolina-Aiken. In January 2015, while conducting research at the archives of the Gregg-Graniteville Library on the University of South Carolina-Aiken campus, an artifact was revealed that is usually housed deep in their collections. The object was a mid-19th century quilt, including a provenance card, which unfolded into an amazing detective story. Using the knowledge gleaned from research conducted on the textile mill village of Graniteville and collaborations with local historical societies, museums and libraries, the answers revealed themselves and the quilt's creator. At the program, Wingard and Tritt, will explain how they solved the mystery. This program is free to the public on a first come, first serve basis.