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  1. 1. Program March 29, 2010 • Welcome • Recognition of Special Guests • Presentation of the Pickens-Salley Southern Woman of Distinction Award • Keynote Presentation: “Edgewood: Stage of • Southern History” • Closing Thoughts • Gala Event on the grounds of the Pickens- Salley House DVDs of the documdrama, CDs of the original music (by JR. Hall) for the production, posters and books will be available for purchase following the program Special thanks to: Sissy Brodie, Dr. Maggi Morehouse, Chris Koelker, Barbara Morgan, Judith Goodwin, Debbie Boggs, Eddie Rogers, and the staff of the USCA Advancement Office
  2. 2. “Edgewood: Stage of Southern History” is a docudrama featuring the stories of the extraordinary people who have lived, worked and visited in this historic home in its nearly 200 year history including stories of: the Antebellum era, the War Between the States, the Pickens visit to Czarist Russia, the Suffrage movement, the Winter Colony settlement in Aiken, the Civil Rights era, and the creation of the Savannah River Site. With gratitude to the sponsoring organizations for the documentary: The Community Foundation of the CSRA, The Humanities Council of South Carolina, South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, Porter Fleming Foundation, the Aiken Branch of the American Association of University Women, American Association of University Women, SC League of Women Voters, and the Julian B. Salley Pickens-Salley House Endowment at the University of South Carolina Aiken More information available at
  3. 3. History Called “the last and perhaps the greatest” house of the Federal period built in South Carolina, the Pickens-Salley House was originally constructed in 1829 in Edgefield by Francis W. Pickens, Minister to Russia and secessionist Governor of South Carolina. The house was a center of social activity during the Antebellum era, and Pickens and his third wife, the former Lucy Petway Holcombe, entertained many leaders of the Confederacy in their home. Lucy was known as the “Queen of the Confederacy” and was the only woman to be featured on Confederate currency. “Edgewood,” as the Pickens family called the house, was 100 years old when it was acquired in 1929 by Julian and Eulalie Salley. It was moved to Aiken and reconstructed board-by-board but with a number of improvements and alterations. Mrs. Salley - Eulalie – was one of South Carolina’s earliest business women and was also a leader in the suffrage movement. Eulalie lived at the Pickens House until her death in 1975. The house was acquired in 1986 by developer Ronald B. Bolton of the Bolton Group, who generously donated the dwelling to the University of South Carolina Aiken. And so, Edgewood - now the Pickens-Salley House - moved one more time, but only for a distance of a few blocks to its new home on the USCA campus. For information on how you can support our efforts with your contribution, contact the USCA Advancement Office at (803) 641-3448 or Contributions made on behalf of the Pickens- Salley House should be made payable to the Aiken Partnership. Aiken Partnership University of South Carolina Aiken 471 University Parkway, Aiken, South Carolina 29801 (803) 641-3448