Belton Area Museum Association
100 North Main Street
Belton, South Carolina  29627

Mission Statement:  The Belton Area Museum Association's purpose is to collect, exhibit, preserve, and interpret the artifacts, sites, antiquities, and genealogical, archival, cultural, and natural history of Belton, SC, Anderson, SC, and the State of South Carolina.  BAMA also provides cultural enrichment, intellectual stimulation, learning opportunities, and activities to increase the appreciation of the traditional, visual, and performing arts.

Heritage Days Photos (taken Sept 30, Oct. 1 - 2, 2010)  [PDF file]

Photos from the 2010 Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival  (120 Photos)


7th Annual Heritage Days
at the Belton Depot
September 29, 30, & October 1, 2011 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Thursday & Friday (Education Days)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday

Details & List of 2012 Artisans & Interpreters
Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival 2012 - Main Stage Events
Heritage Day Flyer

The 7th Annual Heritage Days Education Days will be held at the Historic Belton Train Depot on Thursday and Friday, September 29 & 30, 2011, for area school children and home schoolers in grades 2 - 5. 

The Seventh Annual Heritage Days at the Depot will be open to the public on the green space of the Historic Belton Train Depot on October 1, 2011 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 

Fifteen artisans and historical interpreters will offer presentations and hands-on demonstrations of their crafts and skills, and making history come alive.  Heritage skills artisans who will demonstrate their crafts will include but are not limited to the following:  a flax producer, a rope maker, a Catawba Indian potter, a dulcimer maker/player, a corn husk doll maker, a school master, a sweetgrass basket weaver, an herbalist, a rug weaver, a bladesmith, a pewtersmith, a Revolutionary War soldier, a farrier, a silhouette artist, and a Storyteller of Native American culture.

Heritage Days at the Depot encourages, promotes, conserves, and honors the traditional art forms and historical skills that make our state distinct.  The overall aim of Heritage Days at the Depot is to foster in our community a greater understanding of, appreciation for, and interest in the traditional arts and skills of our forefathers.

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy living traditions passed down from generation to generation as our artisans and historians offer a glimpse of 18th and 19th century life in the Back-country of South Carolina.

For more information, contact Alison Darby at 864 958-5264.

This year the artisans/historians were asked to have set presentation times of 20 minutes duration.  They will be available for questions and selling wares during their off-times.  The presentation times for Saturday, October 2 are:

  Tents 1, 4, 7, 10 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00  
  Tents 2, 5, 8, 11 10:20, 11:20, 12:20, 1:20, 2:20, 3:20, 4:20  
  Tents 3, 6, 9, 12 10:40, 11:40, 12:40, 1:40, 2:40, 3:40, 4:40  




Shirah Smith, Depot Director/Museum Curator
Belton Area Museum Association
100 North Main Street
Belton, SC  29627
Phone:  338-7400

Museum hours: 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM  (Wednesdays - Thursdays)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  (Friday)
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  (Saturday)



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