The Cayce Historical Museum is excited to announce the first permanent exhibit dedicated to African Americans from the Cayce area: The African American Legends of Cayce Exhibit. The exhibit will highlight contemporary and 20th Century African American “Legends” from the Cayce area. Many pieces of the exhibit have been donated, or are on loan from local families, to showcase the lives and the accomplishments of their loved ones.
The exhibit’s Grand Opening Reception will be on February 8th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served, and a short program will begin at 6:30 pm with several speakers talking about the overall impact of the exciting new exhibit! Following the Grand Opening Reception, the exhibit will be a permanent part of the Cayce Historical Museum, adding to the existing rich history of Cayce showcased there.
“The Cayce Historical Museum will present the first of its kind exhibit that highlights the spirit of the African American achievement and the rich untold history of the African American citizens of Cayce in the past and present. These contributions to history include international artists, business entrepreneurs, civil right and church leaders, entertainment industry leaders, and educators just to name a few. We would like to thank the Cayce community for their over whelming support of the project and their donation of items and information to present in this exciting exhibit,” Mrs. Pamela Sulton and Ms. Charlita Earle, Cayce Commissioners for the Cayce Museum and Historical Commission, jointly exclaimed about the African American Legends of Cayce Exhibit.
“It has always been a priority for me that all of our citizens are a part of what we do. I have made sure to champion and support increasing the diversity of the Museum Commission itself. That group and our Museum Curator have done a phenomenal job of making sure that we are including important parts of our city’s history, that was not being told until now. This exhibit is beautiful and stunning in its storytelling, and we are also excited about the video components of the exhibit thanks to the work of Genesis Studios in Cayce,” stated Cayce Mayor, Elise Partin.