Landscape Architect, Nurseryman, and Historian to Speak on Colonial and Native American Agricultural Practices

June 19, 2024

The Laurens County Museum is set to host an insightful lecture on “Colonial and Native American Agricultural Practices” by renowned landscape architect, nurseryman, and historian, Durant Ashmore. The event will take place on Saturday, June 29, at 10:00 a.m. at the museum, located at 116 South Public Square, Laurens, SC.

Ashmore’s lecture is part of the SC Ag&Art Tour and aims to complement the artisans who will be showcasing their skills and artwork throughout the weekend. The artisans will be present on both Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., providing a vibrant backdrop to Ashmore’s talk.

The event is free and open to the public, offering a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about the agricultural techniques and practices of both Colonial settlers and Native Americans. Ashmore’s extensive knowledge and experience promise to make this an engaging and educational experience for all who attend.

For more information about the event, please call (864) 681-3678 or visit

SC Ag&Art Tour

The SC Ag&Art Tour is a statewide event that highlights local artisans and agricultural practices. It offers a platform for artists and craftspeople to display their work while educating the public on the rich agricultural heritage of South Carolina.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the intersection of history, agriculture, and art at the Laurens County Museum.