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Monday, April 13, 2009

Historical Impersonation of James F. Byrnes

Historical Impersonation of James F. Byrnes

April 14, 2009
7:00 pm 

Presented by Dr. Joe Stukes
Sponsored by the Lee County Historical Society and the Humanities Council of SC, whose mission is "To enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians"

South Carolina Cotton Museum, 121 W. Cedar Lane, Bishopville, SC 29010
Free and open to the public
Info: 803-484-6146

Editor's note: Your attendance is requested to show your support of the tireless efforts of the Lee County Historical Society members whose dedication and hard work enable us to keep history alive.  We strongly encourage everyone to attend this factual performance by Dr. Joseph Stukes. 

Joseph Stukes

Dr. Joseph Taylor Stukes, a native of Manning, taught American and European history at both high school and college levels. At Erskine College (1966-74), he was Professor and Academic Dean. At Francis Marion University (1974-90), he was Professor and Head of Department. He won academic awards at each institution. He also filled Visiting Professorships in four academic locations, including one in Lugano, Switzerland. Since retirement, he has led study tours to Europe and has presented portrayals of historical figures in costume. He and his wife live in Florence, SC.

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