Photo exhibit, reception mark 50th anniversary of Lake Hartwell Dam


The 50th Anniversary Celebration of Lake Hartwell and the Once Upon a Dam…A Golden Retrospective photo exhibit is coming to Anderson. The event will be held on Friday, June 8th at the Anderson County Museum. Festivities will begin at 6 pm with a closed VIP Reception featuring the event signature “Big Dam Martini” drink served in a collector’s edition “Big Dam Martini” glass, reserved parking, and a private tour of the dam to be scheduled at a later date .

General admission begins at 7 pm and includes a cash bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. All guests will receive a “Big Dam Martini” glass as a collector’s souvenir.

The travelling photo exhibit is an archive of 50-year-old construction and recreation photos of the dam before, during and after construction. Many of the never before seen photos have been locked in a vault inside of the dam for 50 years.

Cost for the VIP reception is $100 and general admission is $50 per person.

The attire for the event is business casual.

Proceeds will benefit Lake Hartwell Marketing Alliance and United Way of Anderson County.

To purchase tickets for the event, call (864) 226-3438 or visit

For More information, contact Lynn Dingle: or United Way of Anderson County, 907 N. Main St., Suite 202 | P.O. Box 2067, Anderson, SC, 29622.