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Fairfield County Genealogy Society
Dates to Remember

 Conferences & Workshops


 Mark your calendars and check back for updates.

 The Fairfield County Genealogy Society is pleased to announce the following workshops and events.
 Programs and workshops are for the society's members, however,
 the public is invited to attend any that might be of interest to them.
 Board meetings are for the society's members.
 Other non-FCGS events are posted for and to give general notice to the public.

Saturday, November 11, 2017, Veterans Day
100th Year Commemoration - 1917 US Joined Europe in the Great War to End All Wars
by Fairfield County Museum & Historical Society and Winnsboro & Fairfield County Organizations

Events commemorate the 100th year since US joined Europe in 1917 in the Great War to End All Wars.

Veterans Day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities
between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918

Please plan to celebrate with us to honor the brave men and women who have given their services to
protect Freedom


10:00 AM Veterans Day Parade (Liberty & Congress north to College, east to Mt.Zion War Memorial Park)

11:00 AM Wreath Laying and Comments at the World War I Monument (Map)

11:30 AM Public Reception and Viewing of New WWI Exhibit at the Fairfield County Musueum (Map)

12:30 PM Four Distinquished Speakers/Authors Presentations at Christ Central Community Center (Map)

    Brian Brooks (More), Dean of the School of Journalism, University of Missouri
    who will be speaking on his research and book about his Grandfather Robert Rabb Shedd,
    who served with distinction and medals in the famed 42nd Rainbow Division, Company C,
    117th Engineer Regiment.

    Sonya Hodges Grantham (More), historian and Columbia area civic leader, researched and installed
    the first historical marker in US to honor the 371st Infantry Regiment,93rd Division (Colored) of WWI.
    In her leadership capacity, she served in many roles in the Red Cross services at Ft. Jackson,
    and was founding member of the 371st Historical Society, and organizer/founder of several area
    events, author of several books, and restorer of the historic Childs Cemetery in Columbia.

    Jonathan Johnson (More), a native of Winnsboro, is a behavioral technician in child
    and adolescent psychology at USC and Project Coordinator for Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters.
    His great grandfather served in World War I with the 371st Infantry Regiment.
    Frank Johnson’s story had a tragic ending after he returned home from the war,
    suffering with the effects of a terrible war experience, common to many returning soldiers.

    Fritz Hamer (More), Curator of History, SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum,
    has produced many major exhibits, books, and articles, and is well known in historical research circles.
    He will present information that he was has assembled in his book, Forward Together:
    South Carolinians in the Great War.

Book signings will take place in the museum

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Upcountry Family Restaurant
1418 U.S. 321, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - FCGS Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinner
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - FCGS Board & Annual Business Meeting

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Fairfield County Museum
231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Christmas Gala
Public event, light refreshments
Jointly presented by the
Fairfield County Museum
Fairfield County Historical Society
Fairfield County Genealogy Society
Winnsboro Garden Club

Thursday, December 21, 2017
No Board Meeting This Month
Hope y'all have a safe and enjoyable Christmas

For more information, please contact:
Frances Lee O’Neal at email: or call (803) 635-3027 (leaving a message)

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