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Decorative Arts

“Kershaw & Sumter Counties: Magnificence in the Midlands”

About the Conference

MESDA’s biannual conferences are well-known for their unique combination of innovative scholarship, exclusive access to little-seen historic venues, and warm social gatherings.

Attendees will enjoy unparalleled opportunities to get behind-the-scenes looks of local sites and exhibits with an opening reception at Historic Columbia’s Hampton-Preston Mansion and conference sessions held in downtown Columbia at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Specially themed Rambles on the first day will provide an up-close look at the region’s historic sites as well as rarely viewed private collections and homes, while Saturday lectures will deliver the latest in decorative arts and material culture research.

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Carolina Conservation
Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.
& First Citizens Bank