Event Description

We invite you to join us at our Celebration of African American Excellence on September 14th from 6pm to 9pm at the Center for African American History, Art and Culture. We will showcase our completed first floor and temporary exhibit, “Life, Hope and Bravery”, highlighting Aiken’s place in the Civil Rights Movement. Doors open at 6pm with exhibit viewing and refreshments until 7pm in the upper galleries. We will have art on display from local artisans and a silent auction throughout the night.
The formal program will begin immediately following in the Grand Room. Our keynote speaker is Victoria Smalls. Ms. Smalls is a public historian and educator, arts advocate, and cultural preservationist. She serves as a state commissioner with the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission and is the Director of Development and Public Relations at the Peen School National Historic Landmark District, known as Penn Center on St. Helena Island, SC. We will also celebrate some of Aiken’s finest, awarding the Dugas-Cole Award for Excellence.
We hope that you’ll join us! Tickets are $25 each and must be pre-purchased. Tickets are available at CAAHAC and via Facebook.
We also have several sponsorship opportunities available.
Culture Sponsor - $3,000: Sponsorship at this level will afford display of one corporate banner, logo/name included on www.caahac.org as a sponsor for one year, prominent logo recognition on all printed and digital materials, an opportunity to address guest, and eight (8) tickets to the event with reserved seating.
Art Sponsor - $1,000: Sponsorship at this level will afford logo/name included on www.caahac.org as a sponsor for one year, logo recognition on all printed and digital materials, and four (4) tickets to the event with reserved seating.
History Sponsor - $500: Sponsorship at this level will afford name included on www.caahac.org as a sponsor for six months, name recognition on all printed and digital materials, and two tickets to the event with reserved seating.
Partner - $250: Sponsorship at this level will afford name recognition on all printed and digital materials and two tickets to the event.
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The Center for African American History, Art and Culture is grateful to all of its supporters. Our mission is to preserve the Immanuel Institute Building and to create interactive programs of sight and sound that educate, inspire and demonstrate the many contributions of African Americans to Aiken County, to South Carolina, and the region. Your contributions will help us complete CAAHAC and expand opportunities to impact the community. Our success rests on the continued efforts of a supportive community.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets or becoming a sponsor, please email [email protected] and include your high definition PNG or PDF logo or call 803-226-0269. You can pay via PayPal at www.paypal.me/caahac or write a check to CAAHAC and mail to 120 York St. NE, Aiken, SC 29801 by September 4th.

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  • Event Start Date
    Sat, September 14, 2019 18:00
  • Event End Date
    Sat, September 14, 2019 21:00
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    120 York St NE, Aiken, SC, USA
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