SRS Museum and Heritage Foundation

SRS Museum and Heritage Foundation SRS Heritage Foundation operates the SRS Museum on a volunteer basis. We are free and open to the public every first and third Friday/Saturday of the month from noon to 4 pm.
The SRS Heritage Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to preserve and interpret the role of the Savannah River Site (SRS) in winning the Cold War. It focuses on technical and scientific achievements, sociological impacts, and ecological accomplishments. Activities include a range of education and outreach programs.
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While the museum is closed for renovations, we thought you might like some photos of our progress. Thanks to Aiken Count...
03/06/2019

While the museum is closed for renovations, we thought you might like some photos of our progress. Thanks to Aiken County for the freshly painted walls and the revealing of the original wooden floor. We can't wait for the final product!

The SRS Museum will be closed to the public for several weeks to accommodate interior restoration of the 1926 Dibble win...
02/05/2019

The SRS Museum will be closed to the public for several weeks to accommodate interior restoration of the 1926 Dibble wing of the Museum. Plaster repair, painting and floor refinishing are necessary to prepare this portion of the Museum for an exciting new exhibit sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management. Refurbishment will be conducted by Aiken County and the new exhibit is scheduled for unveiling in late 2019.

The focus of the new exhibit, tentatively titled “6,000 Stories”, is the displacement of families and businesses necessary for construction of the Savannah River Plant in the early 1950’s. The exhibit will interpret the displacement event and the impact on residents through interpretive stations with illustrated panels and sound domes and a large touch screen. The exhibit will be both educational and exciting.

Public visits will be rescheduled as construction and installation schedules are developed. In the meantime, limited visits by small groups may be accommodated at specific dates and times when group safety can be assured. For information on such visits, send us a message through Facebook.

01/29/2019

Hi everyone! Just a reminder that the SRS Museum is open every first and third Friday and Saturday of the month from noon to 4 pm. Admission is free. We will be open this Friday, February 1st and Saturday, February 2.

Please stop by and see us as we will soon be closing the museum to install a new exhibit. We are sure that you will be okay with the closure once you see this incredible new exhibit!

See y'all soon!

The Clark and Concordia (CCETI) and the Savannah River Site (SRS) Museum are hosting a school Robotics event on Saturday...
01/16/2019

The Clark and Concordia (CCETI) and the Savannah River Site (SRS) Museum are hosting a school Robotics event on Saturday, January 19 from 9 am until 2 pm at the SRS Museum. Please click on the flyer below for more information about this event.

Thank you to everyone who came out to our second annual Atoms in the Alley. It was a great night with great folks!*Thank...
10/21/2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to our second annual Atoms in the Alley. It was a great night with great folks!

*Thanks to Tara for the pics!

10/19/2018

There might be a chance of rain in tomorrow's forecast, but there is no chance of us cancelling the Atoms in the Alley celebration! Join us, rain or shine, in the Alley tomorrow! :-)

The Atoms in the Alley event is a participant in the city-wide music festival - Aiken City Limits Music Festival - becau...
10/15/2018

The Atoms in the Alley event is a participant in the city-wide music festival - Aiken City Limits Music Festival - because we are hosting Atomic Road in the Alley from 5 pm to 7 pm. So, come celebrate the worlds of science and music this Saturday, October 20th!

Here is our awesome poster for the Atoms in the Alley event this Saturday, October 20th from 5 pm to 7 pm. Thanks so muc...
10/15/2018

Here is our awesome poster for the Atoms in the Alley event this Saturday, October 20th from 5 pm to 7 pm. Thanks so much to Julia Fountain for the design.

Hope to see y'all there!

It's only ten days until Atoms in the Alley! Have you heard about our fun, family-friendly event called Atoms in the All...
10/10/2018

It's only ten days until Atoms in the Alley! Have you heard about our fun, family-friendly event called Atoms in the Alley? No?!? Well, let me tell you that it is a wonderful, FREE event that celebrates nuclear science. Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm
Place: The Alley in Downtown Aiken

We will have live music by Atomic Road, interactive education booths, artisan vendors, a fundraising raffle, and the Stuffed Puppies food truck.

After (and before) you enjoy the Atoms in the Alley event, be sure to check out the Aiken City Limits Music Festival. It's a great event that features live music performances throughout the city. See y'all there!

The cool weather may not have hit Aiken yet, but we are hard at work planning for the second annual Atoms in the Alley e...
09/07/2018

The cool weather may not have hit Aiken yet, but we are hard at work planning for the second annual Atoms in the Alley event on Saturday, October 20 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Come join us as we listen to music by Atomic Road, explore interactive science booths, and shop for gifts from our artisan vendors. See y'all in the Alley!

07/06/2018

We are open today (July 6th) and tomorrow (July 7th) from noon to 4 pm. Visit our free museum where you can learn about the significant history of the Savannah River Site while staying cool! :-)

See y'all soon!

06/16/2018

We are open tomorrow June 16th! Join us at the SRS Museum every first and third Friday and Saturday of the month from noon to 4 pm. Come learn about the impact of the Savannah River Site in the CSRA. There are informative exhibits and (great!) docents to tell you all about the history. Plus, admission is free!!! See y'all soon!

06/02/2018

The Savannah River Site Museum will be open today (June 2, 2018) from noon until 4 pm. The Museum is located at 224 Laurens St. SW, in Aiken. Handicapped parking and access is available in the rear of the building and admission is free.

Visitors will have an opportunity to glimpse life beyond the fence in the historically-secret SRS and to learn about some of the fascinating accomplishments made at the Site by our friends and neighbors.

Come view three robots from the Savannah River Site and the Jabberwock robot from the Battle Bots TV show, while they are still on display.

The Savannah River Site Museum will be open on Friday/Saturday, 2/16-17, from noon until 4 pm. The Museum is located at ...
02/15/2018

The Savannah River Site Museum will be open on Friday/Saturday, 2/16-17, from noon until 4 pm. The Museum is located at 224 Laurens St. SW, in Aiken. Handicapped parking and access is available in the rear of the building and admission is free.

Visitors will have an opportunity to glimpse life beyond the fence in the historically-secret SRS and to learn about some of the fascinating accomplishments made at the Site by our friends and neighbors.

Come view three robots from the Savannah River Site and the Jabberwock robot from the Battle Bots TV show, while they are still on display.

01/17/2018

What a lovely snow day at the SRS Museum! We hope to see y'all this Friday and Saturday from noon to 4 pm at the museum. We will be free and open to the public.

What a great night and a wonderful article by the Aiken Standard! Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the mu...
10/22/2017
Atoms in the Alley Festival celebrates Aiken's nuclear history

What a great night and a wonderful article by the Aiken Standard! Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the museum and nuclear science!

Nuclear Science week wrapped up Saturday with the Atoms in The Alley festival in Downtown Aiken.

Great article by Aiken Standard! Thanks so much!
10/19/2017
Aiken Standard

Great article by Aiken Standard! Thanks so much!

Robotics teaches students skills such as project management, teamwork and administration.

Thanks Aiken Standard and Stacie Landrum for these great photographs of the museum's Robotics event as part of the natio...
10/19/2017
SRS Museum's Robotics week

Thanks Aiken Standard and Stacie Landrum for these great photographs of the museum's Robotics event as part of the national Nuclear Science Week!

Click here to view this item from Aiken Standard.

We are having such a great time with the regional students' robotics demonstrations. Be sure to drop by tonight (Wed.) a...
10/18/2017

We are having such a great time with the regional students' robotics demonstrations. Be sure to drop by tonight (Wed.) and tomorrow (Thurs.) from 5 pm to 7 pm - it's our last two days of robotic demos!

The robots are here!!! Come view three robots from the Savannah River Site and the Jabberwock robot from the Battle Bots...
10/16/2017

The robots are here!!! Come view three robots from the Savannah River Site and the Jabberwock robot from the Battle Bots TV show at the museum. They are on display from noon to 4 pm each day this week (October 16-21).

If you want to see robotic demonstrations by regional students, then visit the museum from 5 pm to 7 pm on October 16-19.

Admission to the museum is free, but donations are appreciated.

The SRS Museum is hosting the Atoms in the Alley event on Saturday, October 21st from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Be sure to che...
10/10/2017

The SRS Museum is hosting the Atoms in the Alley event on Saturday, October 21st from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Be sure to check out both the science-based vendors and artisans vendors. Then stick around for a free showing of the movie "Blast from the Past."

We have some great vendors signing up for Atoms in the Alley. There will be science-based booths with the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, the American Nuclear Society, Aiken Technical College, and the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program.

There will also be lots of artisan vendors with the Antebellum Chocolate Company, KDSoapWorks, Leisure Time Crafts and More, and TomMac's Pottery.

Be sure to join us for this free event on Saturday, October 21st from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Aiken's downtown Alley!

The Savannah River Site Museum will be open in September on Friday/Saturday, 9/1-2 and 9/15-16, from noon until 4 pm.  T...
08/31/2017

The Savannah River Site Museum will be open in September on Friday/Saturday, 9/1-2 and 9/15-16, from noon until 4 pm. The Museum is located at 224 Laurens St. SW, in Aiken. Handicapped parking and access is available in the rear of the building and admission is free.

Visitors will have an opportunity to glimpse life beyond the fence in the historically-secret SRS and to learn about some of the fascinating accomplishments made at the Site by our friends and neighbors.

SRS Museum and Heritage Foundation
08/02/2017

SRS Museum and Heritage Foundation

The Savannah River Site Museum will be open to the public on Fri/Sat, August 4/5 and August 18/19, from noon to 4 pm.

The museum is located at 224 Laurens St. SW in Aiken. Handicapped parking and access is available in the rear of the building and admission is free.

The museum's latest addition is a scale model of the U-2A spy plane, built in the top-secret "Skunk Works" at the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation and designed to fly over the Soviet Union at an altitude of 70,000 feet. The first overflights began in 1956. The U-2's are still in use today.

The Savannah River Site Museum will be open to the public on Fri/Sat, August 4/5 and August 18/19, from noon to 4 pm.The...
08/02/2017

The Savannah River Site Museum will be open to the public on Fri/Sat, August 4/5 and August 18/19, from noon to 4 pm.

The museum is located at 224 Laurens St. SW in Aiken. Handicapped parking and access is available in the rear of the building and admission is free.

The museum's latest addition is a scale model of the U-2A spy plane, built in the top-secret "Skunk Works" at the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation and designed to fly over the Soviet Union at an altitude of 70,000 feet. The first overflights began in 1956. The U-2's are still in use today.

The Savannah River Site Museum will be open to the public on selected Fridays and Saturdays during the summer from noon ...
07/01/2017

The Savannah River Site Museum will be open to the public on selected Fridays and Saturdays during the summer from noon to 4 pm. Upcoming dates are Fri/Sat, July 7/8, and Fri/Sat, July 21/22. The Museum is located at 224 Laurens St. SW in Aiken. Handicapped parking and access is available in the rear of the building. Admission is free.

Visitors to Aiken's newest museum will have an opportunity to glimpse life beyond the fence in the historically-secret SRS and to learn about some of the fascinating accomplishments made at the Site.

SRS Museum and Heritage Foundation's cover photo
07/01/2017

SRS Museum and Heritage Foundation's cover photo

Russian inspection team enjoying tour of the SRS Museum.
06/18/2017

Russian inspection team enjoying tour of the SRS Museum.

The Russian inspection team for US-Russian Plutonium Production Reactor Agreement during a visit of the SRS Museum on June 14.

The Russian inspection team for US-Russian Plutonium Production Reactor Agreement during a visit of the SRS Museum on Ju...
06/18/2017

The Russian inspection team for US-Russian Plutonium Production Reactor Agreement during a visit of the SRS Museum on June 14.

Great weekend to visit the SRS Museum!!
06/01/2017

Great weekend to visit the SRS Museum!!

The SRS Museum is open to the Public on Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3, from 12 noon until 4 pm. The history and accomplishments of the Savannah River Site are showcased. The museum is located at 224 Lauren's St. SW.

The SRS Museum is open to the Public on Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3, from 12 noon until 4 pm. The history and a...
06/01/2017

The SRS Museum is open to the Public on Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3, from 12 noon until 4 pm. The history and accomplishments of the Savannah River Site are showcased. The museum is located at 224 Lauren's St. SW.

SRS Museum and Heritage Foundation
05/17/2017

SRS Museum and Heritage Foundation

The SRS Museum is open to the Public on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, from 12 noon until 4 pm. The history and accomplishments of the Savannah River Site are showcased. The museum is located at 224 Lauren's St. SW.

The SRS Museum is open to the Public on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, from 12 noon until 4 pm. The history and a...
05/17/2017

The SRS Museum is open to the Public on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, from 12 noon until 4 pm. The history and accomplishments of the Savannah River Site are showcased. The museum is located at 224 Lauren's St. SW.

At last!  The SRS Museum officially opens to the Public beginning with the spring schedule--noon to 4 pm the 1st and 3rd...
04/19/2017

At last! The SRS Museum officially opens to the Public beginning with the spring schedule--noon to 4 pm the 1st and 3rd Friday/Saturday beginning April 21 continuing through June. The history and accomplishments of the Savannah River Site are showcased. The museum is located at 224 Lauren's St. SW.

The neutrino turns 60
06/15/2016
The neutrino turns 60

The neutrino turns 60

Project Poltergeist led to the discovery of the ghostly particle. Sixty years later, scientists are confronted with more neutrino mysteries than ever before.

07/18/2015

The Savannah River Site Museum, located at 224 Laurens Street SW in Aiken SC, will be open to the public from 10:am to 2:pm on Saturday, July 18th. Work is in progress to adapt the former Dibble Memorial Library building for use as a museum. Exhibits will tell the story of the Savannah River Site and its origin during the dark days of the Cold War. Saturday visitors will see initial exhibits about the SRS and learn of plans for the future of our new Aiken County Museum. Admission is free.

The SRS Museum will be open on occasional Saturdays in the future as construction permits.

Docent Training!Last Week, the SRS Heritage foundation was host to a large group of docents from the Aiken County Histor...
07/06/2015

Docent Training!

Last Week, the SRS Heritage foundation was host to a large group of docents from the Aiken County Historical Society!

Guests were given tours of the museum and learned all about the happenings on-site.

This is one of the largest groups to visit the museum and their visit will help us improve the layout and presentation of information throughout the museum.

NEW SIGNThis week, we have received a new sign outside of the museum. This means that we have much more of a presence in...
06/25/2015

NEW SIGN

This week, we have received a new sign outside of the museum. This means that we have much more of a presence in the eyes of the community.

We already know that our sign is working. Just today we began welcoming curious guests into our museum.

This is a huge step forward for us as a community institution!

06/25/2015

STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Join us at the Dibble Library HQ TOMORROW AT 1:30 PM to discuss the newest events of the museum!

06/16/2015
www.srsheritage.org

NEWSLETTER June 2015

The Official SRS Heritage Foundation newsletter has been published for this month!

If you haven't yet received the newsletter, it is attached in the link below:

http://www.srsheritage.org/SRSH_Newsltrs/SRSHF_June_2015_Newsletter.pdf

In this issue, you will find some of the most recent happenings at the Dibble Library, including coverage of the recently opened Ellenton Heritage trail, a grant acquired by the Foundation, and the Brevard College visit! There's even a little blurb about yours truly in the publishing!

On behalf of the SRS Heritage Foundation, be sure to stay cool this summer!

RIBBON CUTTING OPENS ELLENTON HERITAGE TRAILThe ribbon-cutting celebration on May 12th signaled the opening of the Ellen...
05/28/2015

RIBBON CUTTING OPENS ELLENTON HERITAGE TRAIL

The ribbon-cutting celebration on May 12th signaled the opening of the Ellenton Heritage Trail on the Savannah River Site. The SRS Heritage Foundation will conduct guided public tours of the Trail in accordance with a real estate agreement between the Foundation and the Department of Energy.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by about 40 guests including Dr. David Moody of the Department of Energy and Carol Johnson of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions. Guests were treated to a van tour of the site of the former business community of the town of Ellenton. The US Forest Service had cleaned the streets and walkways to facilitate the tour. George Wingard of the Savannah River Archeological Research Program described locations of homes and businesses and showed photographs along the tour route. Although no buildings remain standing, visitors were able to visualize the scope and harmony of the former community and understand the sacrifices of residents who were displaced to make room for the Savannah River Project.

The Heritage Foundation is developing plans for the first public tours. Tour attendees must be US citizens older than 16 with social security numbers and other forms of identification. Initial tours will leave from the SRS Museum in Aiken, although subsequent tours may utilize other departure points. Final arrangements and dates for the public tours will be announced in the near future.

Savannah River Site
03/18/2015

Savannah River Site

Veterans Seeking Post-Military Careers Tour SRS Curation Facility.

The transition from years of service in the U.S. armed forces to a normal work life in America can be difficult, particularly for soldiers returning from active duty involving overseas conflicts. To assist them with this transition, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program (SRARP) and SRNS subcontractor New South Associates (NSA) recently invited a group of military veterans to visit the Savannah River Site (SRS) Curation Facility, owned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

http://www.srs.gov/general/news/releases/nr15_srs-vets-tour.pdf

#SavannahRiverSite #energy

02/08/2015
Savannah River Site Museum Ribbon Cutting

See the video!

A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the opening of the new SRS Museum, on October 27, 2014, at the former Dibble Library in Aiken, South Carolina.

SRS HERITAGE FOUNDATION JOINS AIKEN COUNTY AND SRNS AT SRS HISTORY MUSEUM RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY ON OCTOBER 27.  The SR...
11/04/2014

SRS HERITAGE FOUNDATION JOINS AIKEN COUNTY AND SRNS AT SRS HISTORY MUSEUM RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY ON OCTOBER 27. The SRS Museum is located at the former Dibble Memorial Library at 224 Laurens St., SW, Aiken, and will officially open to the public in 2015. It represents more than 10 years of planning. The purpose of the SRS Museum is to tell the stories of those who spent their careers working to win the Cold War, celebrate the technical and scientific achievements of SRS employees over the past six decades, and show the impact on the CSRA by the hugh influx of people moving to the region to work at the Site. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, representatives from the Foundation gave tours of the building and described the upcoming exhibit themes.

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224 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC
29801

Opening Hours

Friday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

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(803) 648-1437

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