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4th Annual Tartan Day South  

Highland Games & Celtic Festival 

Returns April 3rd - 6th

Join us for the fourth annual Tartan Day South celebrating all things Celtic. Enjoy music, dance, athletic competitions, pipe bands and demonstrations including herding, swordplay & birds of prey. Learn more about Celtic heritage from special organizations in attendance and trace the roots of those Scots, Irish, Welsh and other Celts that settled in the region. Shop for unique items in the Celtic marketplace and check out the vehicles on display from the British Isles. And of course you will see plenty of big guys in kilts!

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TUTANKHAMUN Exhibit at SC State Museum

Ten years in the making, from the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Egypt, the Field Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this dazzling collection of reproductions of Tutankhamun’s legendary treasures recreates the richest archaeological find of all time.

Accompanied by a lively text, 124 replicas of the pharaoh’s sacred and personal possessions (including his magnificent state chariot, golden shrines, beds, thrones, jewelry, spectacular funerary mask, mummy case, and royal mummy) along with associated artifacts from the period surrounding Tutankhamun’s reign reconstruct both the historic discovery of the tomb by Howard Carter and the life and times of Egypt’s celebrated boy king.

An innocent puppet-ruler, Tutankhamun was caught in the midst of a dangerous and profound political, spiritual, and artistic revolution against the entire pantheon of ancient Egyptian gods by the first monotheistic religious cult in history. The pharaoh’s much overlooked African heritage is explored, along with the religious magic of the sacred objects, and the infamous curse of Tutankhamun.

Presented by the South Carolina State Museum in association with the International Museum Institute of New York.

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Historic Riverwalk Tour

Palmetto Outdoor Center offers interactive Riverwalk History Tours that excite and engage people of all ages.  Our tours highlight and interpret the history-rich areas of Columbia and detail how the Three Rivers region has shaped our city today.  Step back in time and discover the lives of civilians and soldiers hundreds of years ago.

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