Second Annual American Heritage Festival

Francis Marion University history professors Dr. Scott Kaufman, and Dr. William K. Bolt will be featured presenters at the second annual American Heritage Festival at Graham’s Historic Farm in Lake City, South Carolina, Dec. 2-4.

The festival, held on a site used by FMU namesake Gen. Francis Marion as a base of operations and a hiding place during the American Revolution, features Revolutionary War enactments, a Colonial Christmas village, food, music and more.

Kaufman, chair of FMU’s Department of History, will kick off a series of historical presentations on Saturday at 10 a.m. with a lecture entitled “Francis Marion: Legend and Lies.” Bolt, an assistant professor of history who specializes in Colonial America, will speak on South Carolina’s role in the conflict, the constitution and the Colonial economy at noon, Saturday.

Students from FMU’s highly decorated Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society will serve in a variety of volunteer roles during the festival.

Festival tickets are $10, $5 for FMU students. Discounts are available for multi-day and group tickets. More information:

FMU is one of several sponsors of the event.