SRS Heritage Foundation
Preserving and Interpreting the Heritage of the Savannah River Site
Scrapbook Video Productions produced "Displaced," a 90-minute documentary describing the memories of the residents of Ellenton, Dunbarton, and surrounding towns, where the inhabitants were displaced during the appropriation of the land that was required for the Savannah River Project (now Savannah River Site).
The SRS provided logistical support for the video and financial support was furnished by Fluor Corporation and an Aiken County Accommodation Tax Grant. In this documentary, residents of the South Carolina farming towns of Ellenton, Dunbarton, and Meyers Mill tell personal stories of family and community life during the 1940s and early '50s and its shocking disruption by the government confiscation of their towns to make room for one of the largest nuclear weapon production facilities in the world.
The video premiered with two showings on March 20, 2009 in the Etherredge Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken. About 1,200 people attended the premiere.
A 30-minute Educational Edition of "Displaced" will be dispersed to middle schools during their education of South Carolina History. The SRS Heritage Foundation has developed Teacher's Packets, including Lesson Plans and Resource Lists to accompany the DVD's. The Foundation Education Committee is planning to begin distribution of these Packets during the 2009-2010 school year.
For more information about Displaced, please visit its website here.
Or, you may purchase Displaced at one of these locations:
Borders Books and Music, Augusta, Georgia
Augusta Museum of History, Augusta, Georgia
The Book Tavern, Augusta, Georgia
South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, S.C.
The Aiken Visitors Center, Laurens Street, Aiken, S.C.
The Aiken Historical Museum, Aiken, S.C
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