Gibert Kennedy

Gibert Kennedy will be the featured speaker at the Aiken County Historical Society's spring meeting Sunday. He edited “A South Carolina Upcountry Saga – The Civil War letters of Barham Bobo Foster and His Family 1860-1863.”

The Aiken County Historical Society will hold its spring general meeting this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W., in downtown Aiken.

The meeting will feature three local authors making presentations about their books. After the presentations, there will be a reception in which each author will be selling their books.

Allen Riddick and Kathy G. Widener will make short presentations about their books. Riddick’s books include “Memories of Growing Up and Living in Aiken, SC” and “Aiken County Schools – a Pictorial History and More.”

Widener’s books “Where Memories Live” and “The Return Home” are true stories about her ancestors’ hardscrabble lives in the early part of the 20th century in rural Lexington, S.C. – just over the Aiken County line. Her third book, “Southern Child: A Memoir” is about to be published and should be ready for the meeting. If it is not ready, she will take pre-orders.

Gibert Kennedy will be the featured speaker. He edited “A South Carolina Upcountry Saga – The Civil War letters of Barham Bobo Foster and His Family 1860-1863.” This is a book 30 years in the making. It was made possible by the discovery of many family letters written in the early part of the Civil War.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 649-6050.