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Andr Michaux to revisit Camden during KCHS program Sunday
Historical Society - Charlie Williams
Charlie Williams, an Andr Michaux scholar and re-enactor, in front of a historical marker at the Tipton-Haynes Historic Site in Johnson City, Tenn., one of numerous national sites recognizing the internationally noted natural scientist. Williams, as Michaux, will speak during a members-only Kershaw County Historical Society program at Bloomsbury Inn on Sunday. New members may pay their dues at the door. - photo by Provided by Charlie Williams
The “ticket” to attend a lively Kershaw County Historical Society program Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bloomsbury Inn in Camden is a paid-up membership in the society. The members-only program will revive “André Michaux,” 18th century naturalist, for a guest appearance courtesy of scholar and re-enactor Charlie Williams of Charlotte, N.C. In period attire as Michaux, Williams will bring to life the personality and international work of the French botanist who, under commission of the government of France, catalogued much of the natural world of post-Revolutionary America, as well as other parts of the world. Williams will issue a public request that Kershaw County citizens join the lookout for a plant that Michaux first found and identified as “new” when he traveled through the local area in the 1790s.