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In Search of the Hunter Family Furniture Tradition

Hand-hewn wooden chairs with woven corn shuck seats are hallmarks of the Hunter family furniture tradition in S.C. McKissick Museum presents a round table discussion about the tradition February 11 from 1 – 4 p.m., featuring family historian Brenda Hunter Hanley, chair maker Harold Hunter, restoration and woodwork specialist Charles Boykin, and Southern furniture historian George Williams. Collectors are invited to bring their Hunter family chairs to be documented and photographed for reference and for inclusion in McKissick’s Folklife Resource Center archive. This free event is being held in conjunction with African American History Month and the yearlong exhibit, A Compass to Guide: South Carolina Cabinet Makers Today.