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Anderson County Museum
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www.andersoncountymuseum.org

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Museum Hours:  Tues 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
                                        Wed–Fri 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

*Store is available during hours of operation by request.

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Mission Statement

To collect, care for, exhibit, interpret and demonstrate items that will serve to illustrate the history of Anderson County and will preserve its heritage. To provide passive and formal educational opportunities to teach the history of Anderson County to its citizens and especially to its children.

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 Weaving the threads of the past into the fabric of the future

 

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The Anderson County Museum reopened on May 18, 2003. The 26,000 square foot building at 202 E. Greenville Street, has 12,000 square feet of exhibit space. Permanent exhibits include:

    *Textile *Electricity
    *Religion *Agriculture
    *Military *County Fair
    *Buena Vista Park *Hot Air Balloon
    *Hall of Fame *SC National Heritage Corridor

The Anderson County Museum won the Award of Achievement for The Conservation and Preservation of the Anderson County Fair Model. "This award is presented to museums in South Carolina that have presented an exhibit, program, or publication, which demonstrates excellent utilization of the resources available to that institution."

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Museum's Documents
Pre Visit Education Before you visit the Museum
Pre Visit Activities (for Grades 3 - 8) Before you visit the Museum
Pre Visit Activity (for Grade 4) - Spotlight on William Church Whitner
Pre Visit Activity (for Grade 5) - The Great Depression in South Carolina The Great Depression in SC
Pre Visit Activity (for Grade 8) - Definitions of words and terms
Been There Done That - You have just returned from your visit to the Anderson County Museum and learned a great deal about the history of Anderson County. What can you tell others about what you learned?
Draw a Mill Village
2006 Museum Hall of Fame inductees - the Hall of Fame's Class of 2006: James Rogers Young, MD General Robert Anderson Attached please find their biographies. 2006 will be the fourth class entered into the Hall of Fame.

SC Social Studies Academic Standards-Based Educational Opportunities at the
Anderson County Museum

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Special Services:
  • Museum tours
  • Fun-filled activities for scheduled children's groups. Schools are welcome!
  • Genealogical research
  • Gift Shop
  • Interesting speakers and slide show programs that can travel to present Anderson County history to your organization.
  • A new "Friends of the Anderson County Museum" membership group that will have special benefits for members
  • Educational Programs
    • Introduction to the Anderson County Museum  (pre-K - grade 12, adult, maximum 90, 1 hour) Designed for the first time visitor, the tour gives an introduction to the Museum’s exhibits that tell the story of Anderson County’s history.
    • Daybreak at the Cowpens (grade 3, 5, 8, h.s., adult; maximum 60; 1 hour) The Battle of the Cowpens changed the course of the American Revolution.  Learn about the Patriots and the Tories in America’s war for independence from England.  What firearms did they use?  What were the Patriots’ winning strategies that won the Battle of the Cowpens?  The program is correlated with the SC Social Studies Curriculum Standards and includes a 20 min. DVD and Museum tour with emphasis on the Military Exhibit.
    • Textiles:  Birth of an American Industry (grade 3, 5, 8, h.s., adult; maximum 60; 1.5 hours) Learn the history of America’s first industry and its effects on the economy and lifestyle of Anderson County.  The program is correlated with the SC Social Studies Curriculum Standards and includes a 50 min. DVD and Museum tour with emphasis on the Textile Exhibit.
    • Six Miles that Changed the Course of the South (grade 3, 5, 8, h.s., adult; maximum 60; 1.0 hour) Do you know why Anderson is known as the ‘Electric City?’  Did you know that William Whitner’s experimentation ‘changed the course of the South?’  Do you know what Anderson looked like at the end of the 19th century?  Learn the answers to these questions and others in this lesson correlated with the SC Social Studies Curriculum Standards.  This program includes a 30 min. DVD and Museum tour that emphasizes the Electricity Exhibit.
    • Confederate Civil War Minutes I  (grade 5, 8, h.s., adult; maximum 60; 1.5 hours) What equipment did the Confederate solder carry with him into war?  What were the designs of the Confederate battle flags?  Learn the answers to these questions and much more.  The program is correlated with the SC Social Studies Curriculum Standards and includes a 45 min. video and Museum tour with emphasis on the Military Exhibit. 
    • Confederate Civil War Minutes II  (grade 5, 8, h.s., adult; maximum 60; 1.5 hours) See and hear descriptions of the Confederate officers’ uniforms.  Learn the calls of the drums of war.  Listen to the reading of a soldier’s diary.  The program is correlated with the SC Social Studies Curriculum Standards and includes a 45 min. video and Museum tour with emphasis on the Military Exhibit. 
    • Confederate Civil War Minutes III (grade 5, 8, h.s., adult; maximum 60; 1.5 hours) Hundreds of thousands of horses were put into service as warhorses.  Learn about Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveler, along with other famous mounts.  What were the firearms of the Civil War?  Hear sections of a soldier’s letters read that describe the conditions endured in camp.  The program is correlated with the SC Social Studies Curriculum Standards and includes a 45 min. video and museum tour with emphasis on the Military Exhibit.
    • Confederate Civil War Minutes IV (grade 5, 8, h.s., adult; maximum 60; 1.5 hours) Through photos and drawings, learn about General Robert E. Lee.  Discover Civil War artillery, prisoner war camps, and uniform designs.  Who were Morgan’s Raiders?  The program is correlated with the SC Social Studies Curriculum Standards and includes a 45 min. video and Museum tour with emphasis on the Military Exhibit.

Museum Information:

  • The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.
  • School groups and after school programs may schedule tours during other times.
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Contact Information: Beverly Childs  

 

Phone: (864) 260-4737 Fax: (864) 332-5320  
Physical Address: 202 E. Greenville St.
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8002 Anderson, SC 29622
 
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