It's an Oconee County tradition!
It's an Oconee tradition! Square Dancing at the Oconee State Park. Come join the fun every Friday Night begining this Friday, May 26th. Dance is from 8-10pm ... and the cost is only $2 for adults and $1 for kids. Special performances also by the Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers ! #squaredance #clogging #oconeestatepark
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Need an affordable place to host a graduation party, birthday party, bridal or baby shower, or meeting? Look no further than Oconee Heritage Center! We rent our room for only $35 for 2 hours. Call us at 864-638-2224 to check availability.
The Oconee Heritage Center Capturing History photo contest is open to photographers of all ages and skill levels (except employees of the OHC and members of the Board of Directors).
Submission Deadline: July 19, 2017
Entry Fee: $5 per photograph. Limit 3 photographs per person...
Photos will be displayed July 21st-August 4th at Oconee Heritage Center and on Oconee Heritage Center’s Facebook page. The top 12 photographs that receive the most votes will be arranged in a 2018 calendar to benefit Oconee Heritage Center.
What to Enter:
We are looking for striking photographs of historic subjects that exhibit the history of Oconee County. All photographs must be taken of places in Oconee County. Subjects can include historic sites, historic buildings, old homes, old farms, living history, and historic artifacts related to Oconee County. YOU MUST GAIN PERMISSION FROM THE PROPERTY OWNERS BEFORE YOU PHOTOGRAPH A PRIVATE PROPERTY! Oconee Heritage Center does not condone trespassing or privacy violations.
All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photographs that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. NO PHOTOSHOPPING!! Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single "High Dynamic Range" image are acceptable. We request that no watermarks should be on the photograph.
The Oconee Heritage Center maintains the temporary rights to the photographs and can use them in publicity campaigns.
How to Enter:
You must submit an 8x10 copy of your photograph mounted on foam board and a digital copy.
Staples and the UPS store offer mounting services at an affordable price. You will receive your photograph back at the end of the exhibition period. You must bring the photograph to the Oconee Heritage Center, 123 Brown’s Square Dr., Walhalla, SC before the submission deadline. You will have to fill out a form with your submission.
Submit your photos to Oconee Heritage Center during normal business hours July 12th-July 19th. Please fill out 1 entry form per photograph.
Entries will be exhibited in the museum and online through Facebook. Judging will take place in person during the exhibition and online through Facebook. The top 12 photographs with the most votes will be featured in Oconee Heritage Center’s 2018 Calendar.
Visit www.oconeeheritagecenter.org for more information
In January 2018, Oconee County will celebrate its 150th birthday!
In January of 1868, the Pickens District was divided, and Oconee County was created, with Walhalla being named the County seat. The name Oconee comes from the Cherokee word “Ae-quo-nee” meaning land beside the water. Oconee was a Cherokee town situated along the main British/Cherokee trading path between Charleston and the Mississippi River.
The Oconee County Sesquicentennial committee wants YOUR input on how t...o celebrate our 150th! We are discussing options and would love to hear your ideas. Please take a few minutes and let us know what you want to see in 2018.
All ideas are welcome!
Submissions should describe events that can occur in 2018, and should be sent by Friday, June 2, 2017 to the Oconee Parks, Recreation & Tourism office, 1099 South Cove Road, Seneca, SC 29672 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the Sesquicentennial will be announced in the coming months.