13th Annual Keepers of the Culture


October 13, 2011

Contact: Laura Back, director of development

803.329.2121 ext 128           


13th Annual Keepers of the Culture

 with special guest Rick Bragg

YORK, SC – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Rick Bragg will appear at the 2011 Keepers of the Culture awards presentation, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, at the Lowry Family Theater of McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St. in York.

A native of Alabama, Bragg is the author of two best-selling memoirs, Ava’s Man and All Over But the Shoutin’, as well as his newly released The Prince of Frogtown.  In 1996, Bragg won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for his work at The New York Times.

Bragg's appearance is part of this year's Keepers of the Culture awards ceremony honoring individuals who possess a deep commitment to preserving, communicating, and connecting our cultural, natural, and historical heritage in the community.

The 2011 Keepers of the Culture are Terry Roueche, Totty Wilkerson and Kitty Wilson-Evans.

Terry Roueche, a prominent playwright and photographer, has been a leader in promoting and presenting live theater in Rock Hill for over 20 years.  Since founding Main Street Theater in the early 80s, Roueche has provided a venue for the production of his own original works as well as those of other regional writers. 

A tireless and dedicated volunteer, Totty Wilkerson has worked with countless organizations in Rock Hill and the surrounding area.  From the Culture & Heritage Museums to Hospice of York County to Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen and The Haven, Wilkerson has touched the lives of many through her leadership, generosity and investment of time and energy.

A former preschool teacher, Kitty Wilson-Evans found a new calling – and a home – when she began working as an interpreter at Historic Brattonsville.  Since that time, Wilson-Evans has dedicated herself to raising public awareness about the African American experience in the Colonial and Antebellum South, delivering powerful performances that have stirred emotions and created unforgettable memories for tens of thousands visitors to Historic Brattonsville.


COST $12 CHM members, $15 non-members.

13th Annual Keepers of the Culture

7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2011

McCelvey Center

212 E. Jefferson St., York, SC



The Culture & Heritage Museums (CHM) is a family of museums that includes Historic Brattonsville, the McCelvey Center, the Museum of York County and Main Street Children’s Museum.  The CHM's mission is to communicate and preserve the natural and cultural histories of the Carolina Piedmont, inspiring a lifetime of learning.