MESDA Conference: the South Carolina Midlands

October 2020 Columbia, South Carolina

MESDA Conference:

Columbia, South Carolina



October 2020

Join us as we celebrate the decorative arts of South Carolina’s Midlands, where the Lowcountry and the Upstate collide.  The conference will offer an unparalleled opportunity to get behind-the-scenes looks of local sites and exhibits, with a reception and conference sessions held in downtown Columbia, the Palmetto State’s capital city.  Special themed rambles will give you an up-close and personal look at rarely-viewed private collections and homes, while lectures will provide the latest in decorative arts and material culture research. South Carolina’s decorative arts have never looked better–and now it is time to celebrate and enjoy the architecture, landscape, and material culture of the Midlands.

Please check back often as more information is forthcoming.


Registration will open in early Spring 2020.  This program is anticipated to sell out.  Please note that members of the Frank L. Horton Society receive priority registration privileges, as well as a discount on their tickets.  If you would like to join the Frank L. Horton Society, or if you would like to learn more, please click here.