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Francis Marion Advocates - Swamp Fox Murals - Francis Marion Symposium - Francis Marion Trail

  Rev. History & Murals - Clarendon County, in the middle of South Carolina  

Swamp Fox Murals Trail       
        Historic Murals  | Revolutionary History  |  Manning, Summerton, Turbeville 

2018  Events in & around Clarendon County, SC:  Manning, Turbeville, Summerton  adjacent to I-95:

Clarendon & Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society homepage

SALES page - Marion related items for sale


      “Clarendon County Tour” history tour App at  or on Google Play apps store, follow the tour of Historic markers,

    Old cemeteries and Churches or Restaurants; come tour in Clarendon County.  Individual Tours of Clarendon & Marion sites

   by appointment: 803-478-2645   

    Clarendon County Historical Society Museum: Thursday - Friday: 1-4; Saturday 10-2 (on Facebook): 803-433-0328  

   Alcolu Preservation Society: original "Alcolu Mill House": on the grounds of Clarendon Baptist Church:  open Wednesdays 1-6 PM

 by the "Alcolu Preservation Society" (on Facebook):  803-473-7110

  Turbeville History Center: Historical Pictures and Story Telling: Main St, Turbeville: 843-659-2781: By appointment

  Lake Marion Artisans Gallery: 108 Main St., Summerton: open Thursday & Friday 11-3, Saturday: 10-2: 803-478-8284

  Clarendon Archives: Sylvia Clark's Clarendon History Book: $35 & If These Walls Could Talk: $20: 803-435-0328



    In January: Thursdays: Summerton Rotary Club  meets for breakfast every Thursday, 7:15 AM at St Matthias Episcopal Church, 9 N. Dukes St.

    Summerton History & video by Peter Groen, editor of the Summerton Weekly News site and Lake Marion Artisans Gallery: Main St., Summerton.

   Summerton Book Exchange is at Summerton Town Hall & at Lake Marion Gallery: Thursday & Friday 11-3, Saturday: 10-2: 803-460-2716


Now - March  Buy a donation-ticket for EPRM DAR quilt chances,  stop by Cyndi’s Today’s Styles:

                           5 for $20, drawing in March, call: 803.478.2645  

 Now - March 1   Migratory Bird Sanctuaries Closed: Santee NW Refuge: 803-478-2217



    HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2018 National Skating Month

       Character Word for January: Gratitude

   While they last: Sylvia Clark's Clarendon History Book: $35 & If These Walls Could Talk: $20 @ Archives: 803-435-0328

Summerton Rotary Club meets for breakfast every Thursday, 7:15,  at St Matthias Episcopal Church, 9 N. Dukes St. Summerton

Wednesdays  PreSchool Storytime: 10:30 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

Storytime for Children under 5 years old will take place every Wednesday at the library at 10:30am

  Jan 1, 2018  HAPPY NEW YEAR

Jan   T'ville Baseball & Softball League APPLICATIONS DUE  BY FEB 10, 2018.  Town Hall: 843-659-2781 & Recreation Bldg: 843-659-3030


Jan 15  Baptism of Jesus  

Jan 15, 1967 First Super Bowl football game

Jan 15   Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan 15, 1929) Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: City of Manning, with a Day of Service:

                  Litter Pick Up 10 am: Meet at 102 S Mill Street:  Give back to your community.

January 17, 1991 Desert Storm Air War began

Jan 17, 1706  Benjamin Franklin's Birthday

January 17, 1781 Battle of Cowpens, Morgan defeated Tarleton.  (Marion not involved)

Jan 18    Clarendon Historical Society: Program: Jim Felder  @  Clarendon County Admin. Bldg., 7:30 PM: 803-435-0328

Jan 18-21  Matchless Menus- Restaurant Weekend, participating restaurants

                   Main Street Manning 803-435-8477

Jan 20   Oyster, BBQ & Catfish Stew Benefit for Montessori School: Flowers' Tomato Shed, S'ton: 6 PM: $40 (northside Hwy 301 between Summerton and I-95)  Tickets: St. Matthias: 803-485-2504 Hwy 301N, Summerton:  803-435-4032 / 485-2504  

Jan 22    Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning Chapter NSDAR meets Manning 1st Baptist Church: 5 PM: 803-473-2054  or 803-473-3028

Jan 23 (new date) - Feb 28   Rocket Girls Opening Ceremony: 8:30 AM: Cultural Arts Center & display at 4 Main, Summerton: 803-485-4385

Jan 24, 1907  First Boy Scout Troop organized

Jan 27    International Holocaust Day

Jan 28, 1915  US Coast Guard Established

Jan 28, 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Remembrance

Jan 29, 1937   Ducks Unlimited incorporated  

January 29, 1756 Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee's Birthday (Died March 25, 1818)

Jan 30, 1882  F.D. Roosevelt's Birthday  

Jan 31  Supermoon & Blue Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse


     February 2018
American History Month / Black History Month / American Heart Month & Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

     Character Word for February: Courage

Wednesdays   PreSchool Storytime: 10:30 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

       Storytime for Children under 6 years old w/ parent/caregiver every Wednesday at the library at 10:30am

through Feb 28  Rocket Girls display at 4 Main, Summerton: 803-485-4385
Feb 1   National Freedom Day   +  Feb 1, 1958 First US satellite launched
Feb 2   Happy Groundhog Day
 + Feb 2, 18  World Wetlands Day 

Feb 2   National Go Red for Women Day McLeod Health Red Heart Luncheon: Please dress in red: Noon:

      McLeod Health Clarendon Plaza (formerly Cypress Center) 843-777-2005

Feb 3, 1936   National Wildlife Federation's Birthday  

Feb 3    Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant by Jr. Ambassadors: at Weldon, no Pre-Teen: 6 PM:  803-435-4405

Feb 4, 1789   George Washington elected 1st President by Electoral College
Feb 4  World Cancer Day

Feb 4   Super Bowl LII    in Minneapolis

Feb 5  Library Book Club: 5:15pm Come join us for  refreshments and lively discussion about our book for the month. Free copies of each month’s book available Clarendon Library – ask at the front desk. 803-435-8633: Feb. title: The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan. 

Feb 6, 1911 Ronald Reagan Birthday; 2-12-1809 Lincoln's Birthday; 2-22-1732  Washington's Birthday
Feb 8, 1910  Boy Scouts of America Founded 

Feb 9, 1870 US Weather Bureau established

Feb 9 - 25   Winter Olympics in South Korea

Feb 12 & 13    Enrollment and testing for new students at Clarendon County Adult Education. Contact Lisa: 803-473-2531

Feb 13   National Pancake Day

Feb 13   Shrove Tuesday / Mardi Gras 

Feb 14  Happy Valentine's Day

Feb 14   Ash Wednesday / Lent Begins

Feb 15, 1820  Susan B. Anthony's Birthday

Feb 15   American Revolution Round Table – SC: Beaufort and Hilton Head Island:  Luncheon meeting  e-mail ARRT – SC at Pre or Lynn V (843-707-7562):  Adv. Reserv.

Feb 16   Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog - Lunar Year 4716

Feb 16 - 18   Southeastern Wildlife Exposition - Charleston
Feb 16 - 19   Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend: To Participate:   

Feb 19  Presidents' Day Holiday

Feb 19, 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima begins

Feb 20, 1962 First US orbiting of Earth by John Glenn

Feb 21, 1885 Washington Monument dedicated
Feb 22   World Thinking Day promoted by the Girl Scouts

TBA Feb   Turbeville Ruritan Pancake Supper: 5:30-7:30 PM ECHS Cafe: Turbeville  

Feb 24   Jr. Chamber Oyster Roast: Armory: 803-435-4405: 6:30 - 9 PM: Steamed oysters, Beaufort stew, ?$35 + Cup $5: Advance Tickets:

Feb 24     A Second Chance Animal Shelter Annual Lasagna Dinner & Silent Auction, by Chef Ted,

         6 PM: at Fellowship Hall, Manning United Methodist Church: Advance Tickets: $15: Anne: 803-460-5535, Donna: 803.460.0887

Feb 26   Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR meets Manning 1st Baptist Church: 5 PM: 803-473-2054  or 803-473-3028  w/ Francis Marion History through Swamp Fox Murals Around Clarendon 

Feb 27  General Francis Marion Memorial Day in SC, Feb 27, 1795 Marion died 
Feb 27
  General Francis Marion Memorial Celebration at Marion's Tomb: 11 AM: DAR at Pineville:(843) 509-6404
Feb 27, 1781  First Battle of Fort Watson
, Gen. T. Sumter defeated

Feb 27   World Spay Day


     Save the dates:

March 8  Embrace Hospice Business After Hours

March 22  Main Street Manning Easter Egg Hunt

April 1    Happy Easter Sunday

April 12 - 14  Puddin' Swamp Festival

April 20  Striped Bass Festival Opening Ceremonies

April 21  Striped Bass Festival Super Saturday




                                  Miniature of General Francis Marion is this lapel pin with memorial card:Francis Marion's 2nd SC Crest in a lapel pin                                   
General Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, New Original Pin In the American Revolution, Francis Marion stepped forward with little

but his passion for liberty and strength of Intellect.  
He led a force of patriots that set the stage for the British defeat at Yorktown.   
Loved by his followers, respected by his enemies, 

he is one of the foremost heroes of our War for Independence.  
Known as the Swamp Fox for taking refuge in the forests and swamps,
he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerilla warfare and

   credited in the lineage of the United States Army Rangers.
©2008              Miniature of the 2nd SC Regiment, Marion Crest from the leather helmet is this lapel pin.





In 2017, Jarron, a National History Day student,

 won Idaho state for his division,

with his presentation on the

Swamp Fox, Francis Marion,

Taking a Stand in History,

someone hidden in history that was a hero.

He presented Francis Marion at

Nationals & at the Smithsonian for a day,

congratulations, from SC to Idaho.


       2017 SAR Americanism poster contest subject:  Col. Isaac Hayne (poster for SAR contest)

       2016 SAR Americanism poster contest subject:  The Battle of Fort Sullivan

       2015 SAR Americanism poster contest subject:  George Rogers Clark or Lexington and Concord

       2014 SAR Americanism poster contest subject:  General Francis Marion; 

                      10 participants from Manning Elementary & LMA in 2014:



      Winner at LMA is Taylor L, a 6th grader at LMA

      Winning poster sent April 5, 2014 to the SC SAR convention from Col Matthew Singleton Chapter SAR

is by Mikalyn R winner at MES   

 (front row, second from the left, poster below), posters are on display

  at the Clarendon Historical Society Museum, 102 S. Brooks St., Manning, SC:








   Swamp Fox  Murals Trail Society  

          from Francis Marion Advocates: Pushing back the frontier of ignorance. 

  Download the new “Clarendon County Tour” history tour app here or on Google Play apps store,

          follow the tour at home and come tour in Clarendon County.


    The Swamp Fox Mural, "Reflections", SE corner of Mill St & Rigby St., Manning, SC

(Prints available - Sales page)


  Swamp Fox Welded Sculpture

  at FE DuBose Campus/CCTC, Manning, 2012

  Thanks to the welding students, and Axel and Mark.  Here's the Clarendon Citizen, story & Axel who created this:   See Konstantin's Clarendon Citizen Article


     Attention: 4 History wayside markers:

     1st marker unveiled March 2, 2012:

     Ox Swamp marker: where Marion got  "Swamp Fox" moniker near Pocotaligo Swamp:

     Ms Land, Dr. Hardee, Chairman Stewart, Mayor Nelson.

          Visit  Clarendon Museum & History Center:Old flag flying  See Museum's Facebook: Clarendon-County-Historical-Society-Museum

        And webpage Clarendon County History   102 S. Brooks St. (adjacent to Bank of Clarendon), Manning 
           Open: Thurs & Fri 1-4 & Sat. 10-2
: 803-435-0328, 803-433-0328

           Clarendon County History Books @ Clarendon County Archives: 803-435-0328

          Archives Index of past Symposium DVDs and order form.

Francis Marion by Ms. McGill in painting prints for the Francis Marion Trail Commission

 Mrs. Peggy McGill has created this painting of
General Francis Marion in a South Carolina swamp, 2009.
This print, 21" x 35" plus a white border,
was done for the Francis Marion Trail.

Loved by his followers, respected by his enemies,
Marion is one of the foremost heroes of our War for Independence.


       Call or email your request: 803-478-2645  or  for prices and shipping costs.

   2nd SC Marion's crest on a golf shirt

 Get your golf shirt with the Francis Marion "crest" embroidery or order your own silver crescent.

 General Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, New Original PinCall to order or email: 803-478-2645 or  Francis Marion's 2nd SC Crest in a lapel pin
 Send check to: Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society  
PO Box 667, Manning, SC 29102
If you prefer to charge to a credit card, we can.

   S&H will be added, Minimum order is $10 and $2 shipping and handling


               Francis Marion  (<- left) lapel pin  $6

                                                                             Marion Liberty Crest  (right ->) lapel pin  $6

    Mural Prints:
         The Patriot and The Redcoat Mural Prints -   
                           - Set of 2 scenes (11" x 14" each): $30

         The Battle of Wyboo Swamp Mural Prints -    
                           - Set of 3 scenes (17" x 11" each): $45
         The Burning of Mouzon's Mural Prints -       
                           - Set of 4 scenes (11" x 14" each): $45
        The Reflections Mural Prints -            
                    - One scene (approx. 11" x 14" each): $15

        The Fort Watson Mural Prints -         
                           - Set of 4 scenes (approx. 11" x 14" each): $45

          McGill's General Francis Marion print, 21" x 35" with white border,
                          to benefit the Francis Marion Trail:   $100

       New Price  Swamp Fox T-shirts,  size M-XL: $18  Newly Reduced
                 Golf Shirt with Crest, size M-XL: $18 
         Chasing Swamp Fox SCETV DVD $25  Newly Reduced

    Flag Liberty  $20      
    Copies old Maps $10      
    Jacob's Ladder $6      
    Liberty Tree Medal $10      
    Tricorne Hats   $7
    Mob Cap    $9

    Get post cards or bookmarks of the historic murals.
      Bookmarks for Manning, Paxville, Summerton & Turbeville and postcards of some murals.
      These are inexpensive gifts showing scenes of history with Francis Marion.
    Ask about: Hand-Made Pipes, Hand-Made Shawls, Decorated hawks, Decorated Powder Horns, Hand-Painted Rev. Soldiers

                     "Chasing the Swamp Fox" by SCETV in DVD ($25) Newly Reduced


"Francis Marion Symposium" DVDs ( some only run on the computer): #1 (2003), #2 (2004), #3 (2005), #4 (2006), #5 (2007), #6 (2008), #7 (2009 - limited), # 8 (2010), #9 (2011), #10 (2012), #11 (2013) Videos/DVDs:  $15 each or 2 for $25.  (Starting 2014, 5 or 6 discs, so $25 for a set:)12th (2014) Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium DVDs, JD's work on web.   FM Symposium Video is 6 disc & cost $25 for the set from Oct 23-24, 2015, FM Symposium Video is 6 disc & cost $25 for the set from Oct 21-22, 2016 (Complete sets of FM Symposium DVDs at Clarendon Archives: 803-435-0328)

      Archives Index of past Symposium DVDs and order form.

  Francis Marion murals and sites map in Clarendon County, SC

Maps: Locate Us & Our Murals


  Make check to: Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society

  PO Box 667,  Manning, SC 29102

  The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society is a 501(c)(3), non-profit.

Call or email your request: 803-478-2645  or

Hand-Made Full Quilt in Meadow Morning pattern to benefit the Swamp Fox Murals Society Quilting Ladies made this beautiful quilt for the Murals Society.

     Thanks to Nell & the Clarendon Heart-in-Hand Quilting Club: 
  Betty, Thomasyne, Evelyn, Cathy, Debbie,  Monika & Carolyn; 

  here's the beautiful Murals Society quilt in Meadow Morning pattern.
  Donald Hardy won this treasure 4-28-07.
  Thanks for all the support.






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