Special events

Special Events

The McDuffie Museum strives to be not only an archive of local history, but also a cultural center that provides educational experiences for people of all ages. For this reason, we are incorporating special events such as lectures, workshops, children’s programs and community functions into our schedule.

Our Premier event was in October of 2009 and featured world renowned British author Michael Gray who was conducting the United States tour for his popular book Hand Me My Travelin’ Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell. The event was a huge success thanks to collaborating partners: Thomson-McDuffie CVB and Activities Council of Thomson. The author gave a spectacular presentation through a story-like narrative of his book, and the audience was captivated.

Since that time, the museum has had several exhibit receptions and children’s programs. We have hosted a book signing for Coach John Barnett's new book "Ghosts of the Brickyard". A fun-filled reception was held for our North Augusta, SC Entertainment History display with musical guests Flo Carter and Carey Murdock.

Since one of our main purposes is education, we have encouraged the participation of our local schools in visiting the historic exhibits with their students.  Norris Middle School Quest students presented a display of their artistic and architechtural creations during February of 2015 with a reception at the Museum.

We continue to make plans for more interactive events for the public to enjoy. Please check our website often for new events.