The Thompson Family of Salley, SC Historical Exhibit
You are cordially invited to the opening of “The Thompson Family of Salley, SC Historical
Exhibit” on Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM at the Aiken County Historical
Museum located on 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC 29801.
The exhibit will feature the stories of enslaved relatives Milledge Thompson and Isaac
Quattlebaum experiences during slavery; an enslaved relative Lavinia C. Thompson who served
as a cook in the Confederate Army; and relatives Joshua and Queen T. Corley who experienced
the pleasures and trials of sharecropping life in rural Aiken County. A brief history of Smyrna
Missionary Baptist Church and connection to the Thompson Family will be featured as well.
A reception will include traditional food dishes from slavery, The Civil War, and post-
Reconstruction periods which include family traditions. There will be a raffle giveaway as well.
Click on More Information for the downloadable invitation letter.