The Cayce Historical Museum proudly announces the grand opening of its groundbreaking exhibit, the “African American Legends of Cayce.” This marks the first permanent exhibit dedicated to showcasing the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans from the Cayce area. The exhibit aims to highlight contemporary and 20th-century African American “Legends” and their significant impact on the community.
Numerous items featured in the exhibit have been generously donated or loaned by local families, adding a personal touch to the portrayal of the lives and achievements of their loved ones. The Grand Opening Reception is scheduled for February 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Cayce Historical Museum. The event will include light refreshments, and a brief program will commence at 6:30 pm, featuring several speakers discussing the overall impact of this exciting new exhibit.
Following the Grand Opening Reception, the “African American Legends of Cayce” Exhibit will become a permanent fixture at the Cayce Historical Museum, contributing to the rich history of the area already showcased in the museum.
Mrs. Pamela Sulton and Ms. Charlita Earle, Cayce Commissioners for the Cayce Museum and Historical Commission, jointly expressed their excitement about the exhibit: “The Cayce Historical Museum will present the first-of-its-kind exhibit that highlights the spirit of 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 rights and church leaders, entertainment industry leaders, and educators, just to name a few. We would like to thank the Cayce community for their overwhelming support of the project and their donation of items and information to present in this exciting exhibit.”
Cayce Mayor, Elise Partin, emphasized the importance of inclusivity: “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 were 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.”