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Saturday, August 18, 2018

JOIN ME FOR 
THE LOVE OF GOLD EXHIBITION 
201 South Main Street/P.O. Box 941 * McCormick SC 29835
Business Cell (803) 618-2250 * Email: trkemp@hotmail.com
Website: www.PlantationQuilts.com 

Plan to spend some time winding through the Hands on exhibits as you learn the diverse positive heritage of the South East Region USA. 

SCWild's Heritage Center
Presents "For the Love of Gold Museum Exhibition 

at SC Wild's Heritage Center 
Gem &Mineral Exhibits * Native American * European *
African *  African- American
history, books, artifacts, textiles and documents on display


Curator Teresa R. Kemp - 
Nana Efua Adadzewa 1st 
Queen Mother of Mankessim Traditional Area
Central Region Ghana West Africa

Author of the books, 
"Keeper of the Fire: An Igbo Metalsmith From Awka" Bring Your Family & Friends or Come Join Ours
* * * * *
SC Wild's Heritage Center is 
located in the Historic 108-year-old McCormick Train Depot
We have been honored with the following designations
National Register of Historic Places * 
SD National Heritage Corridor * Preserve America. 
"A Lift Every Voice & Sing" 
National Museum of African American History & Culture Site (DC) 
* * * * *



The exhibit features: Regional Gems & Minerals
All Gem & Minerals featured were found at Diamond Hill Mine in Antreville SC


 Native American Collection





Underground Railroad (UGRR) Quilt Secret of the Quilts


our American Civil War (War Between the States
War of Northern Aggression
 Collection)
Military History exhibits. 

 
We have a collection of wooden masks, copper &
bronze artifacts, not just Quilts.







Donations: Adults $5.00 & Youth  $3.00 (ages 5 & 12)
Military & Group Discounts 

Free Gallery Activities for all Ages
the Day of the 2018 Gold Rush Festival 



Visit our Gift Shop * Handicapped Accessible
Open to the Public
Get Your Copy of Her Books Signed
Tour Buses Welcomed * Free Parking

Groups of all sizes welcomed
Public Restrooms * Service Animals Welcomed

Visit Our Research Site & Website:
www.PlantationQuilts.com 

Go Like and Follow US on our Social Media
Twitter - trtkemp
Linked In: Teresa R. Kemp
Face Book - SC Wild's Heritage Center, UGRR Quilt Code Museum , Teresa R. Kemp 

We Accept All Major Credit Cards, Cash App @trkemp 
Teresa R. Kemp * Nana Efua Adadzewa 1st
Queen Mother Mankessim Traditional Area
Central Region Ghana West Africa
Be my guest at the 
Upper Abbeville Gem & Mineral Exhibition
Come Learn with us


Chalcedony-Microcrystalline-Quartz-after-Dogtooth-Calcite-Epimorph-
Rare find from Diamond Hill Mine in Antreville SC USA Area
Exhibit Opening Reception: 
Oct 6th, 2018 from 
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Exhibit Dates:
October 8th, 2018 to November 7th 2018
Week days 10 am to 4 pm

Mine owners & Exhibitors will be on hand to meet & greet you!
Skeletal Quartz found at Diamond Hill Mine in Antreville SC USA
 SC Wild's Heritage Center in the surrounding area 
will be on hand to your answer questions.

 In a brochure about the exhibit, an explanation is given for the presence of gems in and around Due West: “The factors of temperature, pressure, space, chemical elements, and time have been just right in upper Abbeville County in SC USA to leave deep, rich deposits of amethyst and other gems which, over time, have made their way toward the surface.”
Bowie Arts Center's Director, Ruth Burton noted that many residents are unaware of the “rich veins of amethyst, aquamarine, skeletal quartz, garnets,
 and other minerals and gemstones” in this area.

Quartz Cluster from Gina Clary's Diamond Hill Mine Digs

Large Amethyst Cluster 
Bowie Arts Center is Handicapped Accessible 
* Free Parking * 
Fun Educational Family & Community Celebration of Science
A Must see Event

Four local mines—the Ellis Mine, the Cunningham Farm, the Diamond Hill Mine, and the Ashley Farm—are represented in the exhibit. In addition, John Rhodes Director of SC Wild's Heritage Center in McCormick SC USA, who is a longtime collector of minerals, will offer a display as part of the exhibit. Videos from Bryan Major, “The Crystal Collector,” will be featured.  Teresa Kemp, owner of SC Wild’s Heritage Center of Plantation Quilts in McCormick, will also present a display.

Skeletal Quartz collected from Diamond Hill Mine in Antreville, SC USA
Rock hounding Groups, home schoolers & school groups are welcomed. 
Contact your local 4-H, Boy & Girl Scouts, and Future Farmers of America organizations to 
make sure they get to learn about this forgotten disipline
Amethyst-in-Tellus-Museum-in-Georgia-300x225
From Diamond Hill Mine Antreville, SC USA
Facet-Grade-Amethyst-found-by-visitor-2011 Diamond Hill Mine
For More Information on the 
Diamond Hill Mine in Antreville SC USA visit: 
https://diamondhillmine.com/

Skeletal Quartz from Diamond Hill Mine in Antreville SC USA

For more information on the upcoming 
2018 Gem & Mineral Exhibit contact:

Teresa R. Kemp Phone 
(803) 618-2250
SC Wild's Heritage Center 
201 S. Main Street/P. O. Box 941
McCormick, SC 29835 
Our historic 108-year old McCormick SC Train Depot 
is honored to have the following designations:

National Register of Historic Places in America * SC National Heritage Corridor
Preserve America Designated
African American Heritage Corridor
A Lift Every Voice & Sign Site  National African American Museum of History & Culture
www. PlantationQuilts.com

@1keeperofthefire 

or
The Bowie Arts Center Contact
Ruth Burton's  Phone: (864) 379-8867.

Friday, May 26, 2017

SC Wilds Heritage Center of Plantation Quilts update 2017

Sorry for being out of touch! 
Let me get you updated...

I'm is South Carolina researching. I've opened an activity center, preservation center, archive and museum in McCormick, SC named
SC Wild's Heritage Center 
of Plantation QuiltsTM
201 South Main Street/P.O. Box 941
McCormick, SC 29835
Phone: 1 (803) 618-2250

Hours 10:00 - 5:00 pm  Tuesday - Saturdays.
Handicapped Accessible * Free Parking * Open to the Public


Located in the 107-year-old, historic McCormick Train Depot in McCormick, SC we are on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States of America
 I have applied for African-American Heritage Corridor designation also. 

The heritage center has information on my African, African-American, Native American, European Ancestry and military history American Revolution to WWII. We are also the only Science Center in McCormick County, South Carolina!

Here is a comment by D. Taylor found on Areapoints.com and photos from a recent visitor. Click Here  Thank you for your kind words!

Recently our area experienced hurricans and one family evacuated to Elijah Clark State Park. Click Here to read about one families visit at RV adventures with Kids.com,

 Plan your tour today call (803) 618-2250. 

I house the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum textiles and artifact collections here where I can repair, document and digitize the collections.
Keeper of the Fire:An Igbo Metalsmith From Awka

Ms. Teresa R. Kemp

I am the Author of "Keeper of the Fire: An Igbo Metalsmith From Awka." I am the co-author of several books listed below. It is my goal to co-author 100 books this year with McCormick County School Students to increase our test scores. 

Click Here for the a link to Augusta GA's WJBF.com They came to the museum to video tape the facility and discuss how we are working to empower our youth and community.

WJBF/2017/03/24/mccormick-county-programs-help-at-risk-youth/ 

To visit my author's page click here.

Keeper of the Fire: An Igbo Metalsmith From Awka is available in Black & White  To purchase your black & white copy $29.95 click here


 Purchase you copy today!

For the Color Version $89.95 click here
I have co-authored  & published 3 more books.

"Jordyn's Ethiopian Journey"
To Preview or Purchase Click the Book 

Co-author with 10-yr.-old Jordyn Hiluf from Plum Branch, South Carolina. His father is Ethiopian & his mother is American. We explore both cultures and he adjust to life with new extended family.


Jamels' Deep Sea Adventure

Below is "Jamel's Deep Sea Adventure", a book I co-authored with Jamel K. Thomas Joyce, when he was 8-years-old. It discusses our family's faith in God, our African / Gullah roots and the conservation methods I was taught as a child. 

We finished out his visit to see me in Atlanta with a trip to the GA Aquarium where we were amazed as he talked to fish and animals. Other guest took photos as the animals and sea creatures came to the windows to communicate with Jamel! 

Congratulations to Jamel!
 He is now going to the Middle School as a 7th grader!

"All About Feelings" 

Khamani R. Radford of Atlanta, GA Co-Author of All About Feelings

"All About Feelings" is our newly published book (May 16, 2017). Co-author with 10-year-old Khamanie J. Radford from Atlanta, GA. He loves to dance, play tennis and basketball. Click here to go to his Author's Page.Click Here


Click here for All About Feelings
Click here to buy a copy of "All About Feelings". 
Use this link to get a copy for your child, a family member, or your local school today. Ask your local librarian to order a copy of the book.

It is much easier to heal a wounded child than repair a broken adult!
Zahvdee-el Grant from Atlanta GA & John Rhodes 



John Rhodes & Jordyn stopped by SC Wild's Heritage Center last week to answer our questions on one of the petrified rocks in the SC Wild's Science Center. 
 








Jordyn told me it was a tree then a rock. A petrified tree sample. I thought it was always a rock. John came and confirmed that jordyn was correct! John played his guitar for us and could really play the "Blues"!

Please, stop back by I will be adding more videos and infomation several times a week. 

Leave me a comment or a question. 

Like us on Facebook: 
SC Wild's Heritage Center 
Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp
UGRR Quilt Code Museum

Twitter: @1keeperof thefire

Teresa R. Kemp's Email: trkemp@PlantationQuilts.com
For More information or book signings call (803) 618-2250.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Come to the Lunch & Learn at SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum

Bring Your Lunch 

Join Me & Sonya Hodges
 at the 
WWI 371st Regiment Colored Troops 

"Lunch & Learn"

February 26th, 2016 Time: Noon 

Program Address:
SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
301 Gervais Street * Columbia, SC 29201


February 22, 2016

Join us on February 26 at noon, for a presentation on South Carolina’s 371st Infantry Regiment – the African-American regiment that trained at Camp Jackson, and went on to earn distinguished battlefield honors on the bloody Western Front of World War One. The lecture will last for one hour and is free to attend. You are invited to bring your lunch to enjoy while listening.




Ms. Teresa Kemp, historical author and researcher and “Atlanta’s Quilt Lady” as well as a descendant of 12 soldiers of the 371st , and Mrs. Sonya Hodges-Grantham, a 371st descendant who is also a researcher, presenter and the head of the 371st Infantry Association, will talk about the history of South Carolina’s own regiment in the French Army (as the 371st was made part of a French division), including the Medal of Honor earned by Corporal Freddie Stowers, of Anderson, SC.



The 371st Infantry Association and the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum are working to preserve the legacy of this unit, and tell their forgotten story of valor to new generations.  Visitors will also get a chance to see the original overseas flag of this unit, on permanent display in the museum.


Find out if  the 371st Colored troops were all Black!

Handicapped Accessible * Free Parking 
Free & Open to the Public
For More Information Contact 
Mr. Joe Long Phone:  803-737-8095


Address:
SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
301 Gervais Street * Columbia, SC 29201


Mrs.Teresa R. Kemp 
Nana Efua Adadzewa 1st, Akwankyire
of Mankessim Traditional Area 
Central Region Ghana West Africa
Author  - Military Historian - Master Quilter
Phone: 404-468-7368 or 803-618-2250


Here is a link to my website's Military History web page:

My Blog:

Link to a Civil War Interview:

Link to an article:

To book your own exhibition visit: http://www.plantationquilts.com/traveling-exhibits.html

The link to my website for the 30% discount for your patrons (listeners or social media connections) to purchase a copy of  my book "Keeper of The Fire: An Igbo Metalsmith From Awka":

Be sure to the 30% code to use at check out!

Podcast with Bernice Bennet: 
http://www.podcastchart.com/podcasts/research-at-the-national-archives-beyond/episodes/keeper-of-the-fire-with-teresa-r-kemp

You patrons can look inside these books on Amazon.com:
Link to Amazon.com Keeper of the Fire book they can look inside: 

Link to Amazon.com book Jamel's Deep Sea Adventure: 

Thank you so much for your support & vote of confidence. I look forward to working closely with you to make all your endeavors a success!







Thursday, August 13, 2015

JOIN ME AT THE 
Borbor Mfantse  Amansan Afahye
(Borbor Mfantse People's Festival)

September 6th – September 14th, 2015

Mankessim is in the Central Region
of Ghana West Africa

This years theme is 
“Sustainable Environment
Health the 
Role of the
Ghanaian Woman”

This years dignitaries include:

HER EXCELLENCY LORDINA DRAMANI MAHAMA
First Lady of Ghana

OSAGYEFO AMANFO EDU VI
Paramount Chief of Mankessim Traditonal Area

NANA AMA AMISSAH III
Paramount QueenMother Mankessim Traditional Area

MRS. TERESA R. KEMP
Nanahemaa Mankessim Central Region Ghana
                                             JOIN ME AS WE JOURNEY TOGETHER, 
YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS

I CAN'T WAIT TO SHOW YOU THE TOWN, 
THE PEOPLE AND SHARE THE 
RICH HISTORY OF MANKESSIM.

THIS TOWN WAS FOUNDED IN 1252 AD.

HERE IS JUST ONE OF THE HISTORIC SITES
I HAVE VISITED 
POSUBAN IN MANKESSIM, GHANA AFRICA

STUDENTS AT THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PLAYING &
DANCING BELOW IN A BEAUTIFUL WELCOMING PRESENTATION 


PHOTOS OF THE SCHOOL CHILDREN DANCING
ACCOMPANIED BY TRADITIONAL DRUMMERS.

IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT FESTIVAL!


I CAN BE REACHED ON WHATSAPP.COM

+1 (404) 468-7050 WHILE IN GHANA

CHECK BACK SOON ADDING MORE PHOTOS