The Revolutionary War takes on a whole new dimension when the story of Lucy Banbury is told. The Laurens County Museum’s Revolutionary War Lecture Series continues on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 7:00 PM, with “Freedom Seeker – Lucy Banbury”. Historic Charleston Foundation Education and Program Manager Carin Bloom will speak on the known details of the extraordinary life of Lucy Banbury who arrived in Charleston on a slave ship.
After her harrowing escape from enslavement in South Carolina, Banbury joined the Loyalist cause. She made her way to Canada, and, it is even said, returned to Africa.
The Revolutionary War Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Laurens County Revolutionary War 250th Committee and the Laurens County Museum. There is a $5 suggested donation for those not members of the Museum. Members and those 18 years old and under are free.
The Laurens County Museum is located at 116 South Public Square, Laurens, SC. The exhibit hall is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For more information – (864)681-3678, www.laurenscountymuseum.org, and Facebook.