Local History Talks: "The History of Belton" with Alison Ashley Darby

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For the April 11th Local History Talks program, we are welcoming guest speaker, Alison Ashley Darby, who will present "The History of Belton".

Author, educator, and community volunteer, Alison Ashley Darby has written two books on the history of Belton, the topic of her presentation. Using archival photographs, she will share the history of Anderson County’s second largest municipality, telling stories of Belton’s entrepreneurs and eccentric characters, and presenting fascinating facts of another age and time. 

Light refreshments will be provided.

Local History Talks is a new ongoing program, meeting the second Tuesday of every other month. Our guest speakers will discuss interesting local history topics within Anderson County.

April 11, 2023 - Alison Ashley Darby - "History of Belton"
June 13, 2023 - Justin Atkin - "History of Honea Path"
August 8, 2023 - John Perkins - "Historic Homes of Pendleton"
October 10, 2023 - Beth Batson - "Stories from Silver Brook Cemetery"
December 12, 2023 - Dr. Joyce Wood - "The First 100 Years of Anderson College"



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Pictures may be taken during this program for the library’s publicity purposes in the library’s print, digital, or social media outlets. If you would prefer you or your family member’s picture to not be taken, please speak with library staff at the beginning of the program.