Purple martins return to Lake Murray for another year, although experts say numbers appear less. Richard Peterson, president/CEO of Greater Lake Murray Chamber of Commerce, is an advocate of adding briar bushes to bring more birds back to roost.
The State Museum showcases a number of cultural oraganizations as part of their Multicultural Day and Community Health Fair on July 16, 2016. The event was part of the museum's new blockbuster exhibit, "RACE: Are We So Different?" The day included a wide variety of multicultural performances.