UNION COUNTY — If you’re in the market for a Christmas gift that is not only educational and entertaining but will also enable you to help an institution dedicated the preservation of local history then you might consider purchasing the latest edition of “The Narrative History of Union County South Carolina.”
In a statement released Monday, the book’s author, Dr. Allan Charles not only announced his book’s availability as a Christmas present, what the recipient will find when they open it, price and where it can be purchased, but who will benefit from its sale.
“A Christmas present that’s quick, simple, and easily mailable is The Narrative History of Union County available for $40 at the Union County Museum and the USCU Bookstore,” Charles said. “It’s a big red book of 600 pages that tells you all you could want to know about Union County history from the earliest times up to a couple of years ago.
“This new edition is fully updated and has been revised with all the latest “Dead Sea Scrolls” type of new findings,” he said. “Even people who have an earlier edition need this new one.”
While he is its author, Charles said the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Union County Museum.
“I wrote the book, but all profits from the sale of the book, the 4th edition, go directly to the museum, which due to funding cuts from the county, needs all the money it can get to keep the doors open,” Charles said.
Located at 127 West Main Street, Union, the Union County Museum is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 1-4 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month.
The USC Union Bookstore is located at 311 East Main Street, Union, and is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.