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Two stories about The Sharing Project exhibit at the Aiken County Historical Museum in the Aiken Standard

Many thanks to Larry Wood and to the Aiken Standard for the wonderful feature, front page story about The Sharing Project exhibition at the Aiken County Historical Museum, and many thanks for the excellent shorter story that ran a few days earlier as well.

 

Sharing Project installation closing event at the Aiken County Historical Museum on Sunday July 29

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The Sharing Project installation (on July 29) at the Aiken County Historical Museum

The Sharing Project installation at the Aiken County Historical Museum closes tomorrow (Sunday July 29) with an event from 3-5 pm. The show will also be open today during normal hours (10 am to 5 pm). The exhibition features a video about the forgotten socialist Jewish commune called Happyville (1905-1908) that was once located just minutes away from the museum; as well as 4 other short films (selected from the 15 in larger versions of the installation) and 21 interviews that explore the meaning and value of sharing in personal and interdisciplinary ways.

I encourage you to participate in the exhibition not only by watching the films, but by sharing canned food and bringing it to the museum. You will have an opportunity during the closing event tomorrow (July 29) to take some of the communal food and give it away to whomever you think will appreciate it. 

Aiken County Historical Museum: 433 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC 29801.  Admission is free. Phone: 803-642-2015.

Sharing Project installation opens at the Aiken County Historical Museum

 

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There was a time when there were numerous socialist experiments in America, like the one, called Happyville, that 50 Russian Jews from New York started in South Carolina in 1905. Happyville has almost entirely disappeared, but you can explore what remains by visiting The Sharing Project installation at the Aiken County Historical Museum — located just minutes away from where Happyville once was.

In addition to the Happyville video, there are 4 other short films (selected from the 15 in larger versions of the installation) and 21 interviews that explore the meaning and value of sharing in a personal and interdisciplinary way.

I encourage you to participate in the exhibition not only by watching the films, but by sharing canned food and bringing it to the museum. You will have an opportunity at the end of the show to take some of the communal food and give it away to whomever you think will appreciate it.

More information below:

Canned food gathering: now through July 29
Exhibition: June 1 – July 29
Opening Reception: Friday June 1, 6-8 pm
Closing and canned food distribution event: Sunday July 29, 3-5 pm

Aiken County Historical Museum
Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Admission is free
Address: 433 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC 29801

Phone: 803-642-2015