Living History Camp at Sucarnochee Folklife Festival
Tour the Black Belt Museum’s Living History Camp on the Sumter County Courthouse Square on Thursday, April 18 (8:30 -11 a.m. and 3 – 5 p.m.) and Friday, April 19 (9:30 a.m. – noon). Visitors will explore the life of a 1740’s French Marine from Fort Tombecbe, 18th century Botanist William Bartram, and an early 19th century Cherokee woman. There are three stations with each program being 30-45 minutes in length. The Living History Camp will also be demonstrated at the Sucarnochee Folklife Festival on April 20 in Livingston on the Courthouse Square.
Renovating the McMillan Bank Building
When completed, the outside of the building will be returned to an appearance appropriate to the early twentieth-century Livingston courthouse square. The restored facade will feature two exhibit windows for attractive changing exhibits. The west portion of the downstairs will be an all-purpose assembly area suitable for children’s programs, public meetings and small exhibits. The east portion will house the exhibits, featuring long-term exhibits devoted to the art, history, archaeology, and natural history of the Black Belt. The upstairs will contain offices, exhibit preparation areas, storage and collection rooms. It will also include a modern conference room for professional and community meetings. Repairs to the roof, cornice and back wall will begin in Fall of 2012.
See our Facebook page for photographs of this renovation project in progress!