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"The Fascinating Life of William Preston Hix - Artist, Photographer, Industrialist & Informant”

APRIL 30, 2024 - 12:00 NOON

LUNCH AND LEARN

LAURENS COUNTY MUSEUM - MAGNOLIA ROOM

116 SOUTH PUBLIC SQUARE - LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA 29360


Bring your lunch and enjoy the lecture

Free Admission - Donations appreciated


Laura Dunning Elliott, an independent historian, author and researcher from Gadsden, Alabama will present the history of a local photographer and artist - William Preston Hix.  Hix, a well known artist in his time and one we are sure that many are not aware of his history. 

 

 Hix, a native of Laurens County, was born in 1836 and grew up on South Harper Street in Laurens County. 


His artistic talents took him to Columbia where he went into a partnership with Richard Wearn known as Wearn and Hix – a photography studio well known for their illustrations of the destruction of Columbia. From there he enlisted in Company A – 3rd South Carolina regiment and fought in the Civil War. Several years later, his work took him to New York where he worked in the development and sales of electrical service under Thomas Alva Edison.


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