The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum brings a series of "Snapshots of Aiken County" to lovers of local lore with its 2011 Lecture Series. The lectures will be held at 10:30 a.m. on five consecutive Tuesdays. The Friends' "Snapshots of Aiken County" series opens on Jan. 18 at the museum with speaker Owen Clary. Clary will speak on the history of Aiken County, from prehistory up to 1783 and the close of the Revolutionary War. Dr. James Farmer will be the featured speaker on Jan. 25 at the museum with a lecture on "The CSRA and the Coming of the Civil War." Farmer will look at the local signers of the Ordinance of Secession and differences in opinion on the war from one side of the Savannah River to the other. The third lecture takes place on Feb. 1, featuring Peter Hughes. Hughes will speak on the history of Hamburg and its founder Henry Schultz, including a reenactment in character as Schultz. Tony Riley and Tony Carr will speak on Feb. 8 on Edgefield and Horse Creek pottery. Their presentation will include examples of the humble art form, details on the nature of the region's clay and a section on Dave the Potter. The series concludes on Feb. 15 with speaker Pam Gleason, editor and publisher of Aiken Horse. Gleason will speak on "The Past, Present and Future of Aiken's Horse Industry." Tickets for the lecture series are $25 for Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum members and $30 for non- members, which includes the cost of a one-year membership in the organization. Registration is open now at the museum or by mail to the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken, SC 29801, with the note "Lecture Series Registrar" on the envelope and name, address and phone number of the attendee included. Fees must be paid at the time of registration, and checks should be made to the Friends of the Aiken County Museum. For more information about the "Snapshots of the Past" lecture series, call the Aiken County Historical Museum at 642-2015. Contact Suzanne Stone at sstone@aikenstandard.com.