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Presbyterian Heritage Tour of Georgia and South Carolina, the Lowcountry and Upcountry , March 26-31, 2007


Decatur, GA—Columbia Theological Seminary’s Center for Lifelong Learning is offering a tour of the Georgia and South Carolina lowcountry and upcountry from March 26-31, 2007. Erskine Clarke, professor of American religious history at the seminary, will provide background and stories during the tour. His most recent book, the nationally acclaimed history Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic, focuses on the area included in the itinerary. Presbyterianism’s historical influence is the focus of the tour. Participants will visit country churches and cemeteries (both European American and African American) on the mainland, as well as Georgia’s Sea Islands. An exploration of Savannah and Charleston is included, with visits to churches, homes, gardens, and sites of slave markets. Columbia, SC, is a stop on the return trip, with a visit to the mansion that housed the seminary for almost one hundred years. Following an overnight stay in Clinton, SC, there will be a tour of Presbyterian College and Thornwell Home and School for Children, then a visit to Erskine College and Seminary in Due West, SC. Tour hosts are Erskine and Nan Clarke and Bert and Kaye Carmichael. Carmichael is Columbia’s director of alumni/ae and church relations. For the complete itinerary and details about pricing and accommodations, or to register for the tour, you may view or print out the attached brochure and registration form, or call 404-687-4587. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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