Recent Articles in Welcome to Camden

April 25, 2018

30 Years with our Flagship: The Executive Seminar


Faculty , The Buckley Experience , 30th Anniversary , Welcome to Camden , Alumni

As we mark 30 years as a school, we go to the person who's been here from the start to find out what makes The Buckley School's methods endure...

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March 26, 2018

A Woman and History: Camden’s Mary Boykin Chesnut


Welcome to Camden , The Buckley Experience , Seen|Read|Heard , Travel

Her first person account of the Civil War was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Here's where you can retrace the steps of this woman who both made and wrote history in Camden...

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February 23, 2018

Camden's African American History: The Campbell Corridor Tour


Welcome to Camden , Travel

A nationally-known school, businesses, churches and historic homes--here's a self-guided tour for discovering Camden's African American history.

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February 7, 2018

A School for 30 Years: The House We Call Home


30th Anniversary , The Buckley Experience , Welcome to Camden

On the National Register, featured in Town and Country--this old house has been our home for 26 of our 30 years. Here's the story of how it's become an important part of the "Buckley Experience."

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November 27, 2017

Down on the Corner: Guitars & Nashville Stars


Welcome to Camden , Just For Fun , The Buckley Experience

Take a lesson, buy a guitar, sing your blues or brush up against a little bit of Nashville in Camden at Davis & Sons....

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October 25, 2017

Storytelling Tips via Camden's Most Famous Ghost


Welcome to Camden , The Buckley Experience , Just For Fun , Tips

Like any good ghost story, this one gets at least some of its staying power from techniques that you can use, too.

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September 25, 2017

King Haigler: Symbol of Camden


Welcome to Camden

Who is King Haigler and why is he everywhere you look in Camden? And is that even the correct spelling of his name? We look into the history behind our town's patron saint...

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August 9, 2017

Favorite Bookstores: Love for the Hometown Indie


Faculty , Welcome to Camden , Favorite Bookstores

Buckley School bookstore faves? There's one store that made everyone's list...

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July 28, 2017

Camden's Revolutionary War History


Welcome to Camden , The Buckley Experience , Travel

For many visitors, a Hollywood blockbuster is their primary source of Camden's Revolutionary War history. The town's 107-acre museum tells the rest of the story...

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July 5, 2017

70th Anniversary for a Barrier Breaker


Welcome to Camden , Public Speaking , Seen|Read|Heard

Seventy years ago on this day, Camden's Larry Doby became the American League's first African-American baseball player. We take note of his speeches, courage, and poise under pressure...

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June 26, 2017

Boykin: Gators, Grits & World Famous Dogs


Welcome to Camden , The Buckley Experience , Just For Fun , Travel

This little community on a large mill pond east of Camden has a big time reputation for good food, wildlife, history, quirkiness--and a special breed of dog.

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May 26, 2017

Where to find Camden's best burgers


Welcome to Camden , Just For Fun , Travel

In honor of National Burger Day, we're giving you our insider tips on where to find Camden's best "hamburger on bread" and more....

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May 10, 2017

Camden's Monumental Architecture


Welcome to Camden , The Buckley Experience

The Washington Monument is his most famous work, but you can find beautiful buildings by Robert Mills on the streets of Camden, S.C.

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April 15, 2017

Baseball Great, Camden Native: Honoring Larry Doby


Welcome to Camden

As we mark Jackie Robinson Day, we're also thinking of another Major League Baseball barrier-breaker, Camden-born civil rights leader and Cleveland Indians star Larry Doby.

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March 13, 2017

Camden's Steeplechase Run


Welcome to Camden , Just For Fun

From polo fields to film festivals, horses are a big part of life in Camden. But to many, steeplechase is the premier event with a history that makes Camden steeplechase special.

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February 16, 2017

National Jell-O Week Hits Home


Welcome to Camden , Faculty , Just For Fun

It may or may not be America’s most famous dessert these days, but it’s hard to imagine a Southern congealed salad without it. And J-E-L-L-O has a special connection to Camden and our Buckley school staff.

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February 6, 2017

Welcome to Camden: Kershaw-Cornwallis House


Resources , Welcome to Camden , The Buckley Experience

Lord Cornwallis occupied the space during the Revolutionary War. Union troops occupied it during the Civil War. Now, it’s a Buckley School tradition to occupy the Kershaw-Cornwallis house for a Thursday night banquet during our Executive Seminars.

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