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Well the first came hoyt maple festival is coming today ireland at a historic site in l dickerson is here from the keith schoolhouse museum and jackie clark also joins us here wearing a beautiful headdress soul good to get into that does little bed but i want to welcome both that here and it's nice to hear that you have this maple festival which i think in something a lot of people are not really familiar with how this can start and got spotted originated from europe and then the came to america and as a child i remember our school and the whole community.
Wrapping the maple because it was a baby that we even have food and music and everything dress and beautiful color spring colors because of all this done in the month of may and end of the kids' school museum is an old school that was built in the nineteen twenties by slaves and free men so one of the frame and he donated the property to the key school museum.
So this is one of our function so bring the diversity and culture to the entire community as we are located in the middle of thousands of homes in that particular every allen hasn't been a schoolhouse museum the school itself the original school was built in nineteen twenty is an advantage in nineteen fifty six when the state built a school and all of the children that went to the school climates where we build some went to candle and others went to mount pleasant and .
We continue that and the old school.
Hugo destroyed it so developer d r horton replicated the museum we have now so we did that grand opening.
Years ago and now this will be our first maple celebrations been said about this lady who's in this picture here.
Well this is my mother she lived to be one hundred and one beautiful active traveling she was ready to travel it in at the top of that head just as mom let people think oh yes she was a wonderful woman a human being kind loving and a woman of strong faith is being celebrated during this event would yes because she was all documented blast though and her one hundredth birthday.
Octavia mitchell from temple to interview lewis push a documented at one hundred so that will be uploaded to the african american museum in washington d c wonder which jackie is part of that she got that welcome to the kids' school new sim so we gonna be celebrating her and others will tell her about that so we're working on a living at sprout home project there tying in the philip simmons elementary cans with the cane white community that such a rich community in the center of the goal of court or no and we're trying to collect oral histories turned starter in the making of and capture the older people but everyone the ban is in the coming is documented for the smithsonian's well as locally so that we all know each other stories which is what came out so important a mother may new on the other in our program said listen to each other stories of course the native american influence in south carolina's was also very important to all races the first annual key when maple maple festival happening the fan i would be at the key school house museum