Anderson County Museum

Anderson County Museum The ACM mission is to collect, care for, interpret and exhibit items that serve to illustrate the history of Anderson County and preserve its heritage. To provide interactive educational opportunities to teach the history of Anderson County.
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Parking at facility and handicap accessible.

From our Facing Freedom exhibit: African American farmer M.B. Porter and his son, John H. Porter, working their farm in ...
02/20/2020

From our Facing Freedom exhibit: African American farmer M.B. Porter and his son, John H. Porter, working their farm in the Five Forks Section of Anderson County, c.a. 1936. They grew cotton, tobacco, soy beans, wheat, and grain. They also raised cattle, hogs and chickens. #blackhistorymonth #andersonsc

We’re planning conservation for the fountain.  Existing rust must be removed and the surface prepared. Any coating put o...
02/19/2020

We’re planning conservation for the fountain. Existing rust must be removed and the surface prepared. Any coating put on the fountain would be rendered useless if it were applied to an unclean or rusty surface. Careful cleaning techniques allow conservationists to remove the rust layer and then dry each component to remove any remaining moisture. Follow our progress at #roberandersonfountain or at https://andersoncountymuseum.org/robert-anderson-fountain/

Going on now! The first meeting of the Youth Coin Club lead by Jim Moore is happening now at the museum.
02/18/2020

Going on now! The first meeting of the Youth Coin Club lead by Jim Moore is happening now at the museum.

Shop Local! These whimsical coasters are made of wood and were created from a painting celebrating South Carolina. Wood...
02/18/2020

Shop Local! These whimsical coasters are made of wood and were created from a painting celebrating South Carolina.
Wood coasters: $9 at Whitners. What drinks would you place on them?

The Anderson County Museum will be closed today on Monday, March 17 for President’s Day.  We’re excited to see you on Tu...
02/17/2020

The Anderson County Museum will be closed today on Monday, March 17 for President’s Day. We’re excited to see you on Tuesday for our Coin Collecting Club! #andersonsc

Happy birthday, Susan B Anthony!  Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, Susan B Anthony collected anti...
02/15/2020

Happy birthday, Susan B Anthony! Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, Susan B Anthony collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. #blackhistorymonth #andersonSC

There’s still time to get something for your Valentine at Whitner’s at the Anderson County Museum.  Come shop at your lo...
02/14/2020

There’s still time to get something for your Valentine at Whitner’s at the Anderson County Museum. Come shop at your local museum and save 14% on your purchase on February 14th! #andersonSC #andersonismytown #valentinesgift

From our “Facing Freedom” exhibit: Approximately 40% of North America’s African slaves entered the continent through the...
02/13/2020

From our “Facing Freedom” exhibit: Approximately 40% of North America’s African slaves entered the continent through the Slave Market in Charleston, SC. In 2018, the City of Charleston passed a resolution formally apologizing for its role in the slave trade. Come see “Facing Freedom” at the Anderson County Museum to learn more. #blackhistorymonth #andersonsc

We learned about the History of Valentine’s Day and we made Giant Valentines shaped like us!
02/13/2020

We learned about the History of Valentine’s Day and we made Giant Valentines shaped like us!

A sale that you'll love! enjoy 14% off regularly priced items at Whitner's Mercantile at the Anderson County Museum. Fin...
02/12/2020

A sale that you'll love! enjoy 14% off regularly priced items at Whitner's Mercantile at the Anderson County Museum. Find your last-minute Valentine’s Day gift!

Valentine’s Day is Friday!  Whitner's Mercantile at the Anderson County Museum has a unique selection of gifts for Valen...
02/12/2020

Valentine’s Day is Friday! Whitner's Mercantile at the Anderson County Museum has a unique selection of gifts for Valentines of any age. Come find a butterfly finger puppet for your social butterfly. Butterfly finger puppet, $6.50 at Whitner's. #socialbutterfly #shoplocal #andersonSC

Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison!  Famed inventor Thomas Edison had ideas about electricity that differed from Anderson’s W...
02/11/2020

Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison! Famed inventor Thomas Edison had ideas about electricity that differed from Anderson’s William Whitner. Come celebrate the Electric City at the Anderson County Museum. #electriccity

Make plans to attend this month’s Heritage & History February 11, 2020 5:30 pm.  Our speaker, Josh Johnson, will explore...
02/10/2020

Make plans to attend this month’s Heritage & History February 11, 2020 5:30 pm. Our speaker, Josh Johnson, will explore the lives of Anderson County’s African American population traced through the social changes that resulted from slavery’s abolition. #blackhistorymonth #andersonSC

Follow our conservation efforts!  The only way to access and treat all parts of the Robert Anderson fountain is to disas...
02/09/2020

Follow our conservation efforts! The only way to access and treat all parts of the Robert Anderson fountain is to disassemble it. This way, both the exterior and interior surface can receive treatment. It will also allow the inner workings of the fountain to be assessed and replaced as needed, including the piping that delivers water to the top of the fountain. We’re planning conservation for the fountain soon. Follow our progress at #roberandersonfountain and https://andersoncountymuseum.org/robert-anderson-fountain/

Come see our new Finger Puppets at Whitner’s Mercantile.  Our gift shop carries more than 300 unique items hand-picked b...
02/08/2020

Come see our new Finger Puppets at Whitner’s Mercantile. Our gift shop carries more than 300 unique items hand-picked by our ACM staff. You can now buy the items you like online and pick them up in store the next day! #andersonSC

Spend your snow day with us! We will be open today until 4pm.
02/08/2020

Spend your snow day with us! We will be open today until 4pm.

Visit our new temporary exhibit: Facing Freedom: Anderson County’s Path Toward Reconstruction to learn about Anderson Co...
02/08/2020

Visit our new temporary exhibit: Facing Freedom: Anderson County’s Path Toward Reconstruction to learn about Anderson County’s black population during the immense changes that occurred from the antebellum period of American slavery, through the Civil War, and into the crucial first years of the Reconstruction Era. #blackhistorymonth #andersonsc

The Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain was cast in 1905 and installed in Anderson by 1906. For more than 100 years its ca...
02/06/2020
Robert Anderson Fountain – Anderson County SC Museum

The Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain was cast in 1905 and installed in Anderson by 1906. For more than 100 years its cast iron figures have braved the elements along with some zinc components. Conservation is needed yet again in the life of this historic fountain. Our plan will help to ensure a bright future for this staple of the Anderson County Museum.

Send your own photos of the fountain at #robertandersonfountain.

Follow along as we tell its story. https://andersoncountymuseum.org/robert-anderson-fountain/

The Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain was cast in 1905 and installed in Anderson by 1906. For more than 100 years its cast iron figures have braved the elements along with some zinc components. Iron has many natural enemies, and throughout its life the fountain has needed treatment to combat rust, w...

Charm your South Carolina Valentine with something sweet from our gift shop. Any southern gal could fall in love with th...
02/05/2020

Charm your South Carolina Valentine with something sweet from our gift shop. Any southern gal could fall in love with this palmetto necklace. Come to Whitner’s Mercantile at the Anderson County Museum to pick up a gift for your Valentine!

Thank you so much to the Friends Of The Museum for sponsoring our opening reception of "Facing Freedom."  We are so grat...
02/04/2020

Thank you so much to the Friends Of The Museum for sponsoring our opening reception of "Facing Freedom." We are so grateful for your support!

How did African Americans in our area adjust to life as free people? What did interactions between black and white citiz...
02/04/2020

How did African Americans in our area adjust to life as free people? What did interactions between black and white citizens look like before and after Emancipation? Our Exhibit, "Facing Freedom: Anderson County’s Path Toward Reconstruction" explores these and more questions. Join us for an opening reception sponsored by the Friends Of The Museum at 5:30 today, Tuesday the 4th.

When Anderson County was first carved out of the Upstate in 1826, slavery had long been present in the area. This exhibi...
02/01/2020

When Anderson County was first carved out of the Upstate in 1826, slavery had long been present in the area. This exhibit in the temporary gallery explores Anderson County's journey during the Reconstruction. Opens February 4. #blackhistorymonth #andersonismytown #andersonsc

Going on now! The dinosaur club is having a roaring good time.
02/01/2020

Going on now! The dinosaur club is having a roaring good time.

Two new Giant Games for you to play. Come check out Giant Jenga and our new Giant Yardzee. Fun for the whole family.
01/31/2020

Two new Giant Games for you to play.

Come check out Giant Jenga and our new Giant Yardzee.

Fun for the whole family.

You don't want to miss this exhibit!  Dustin and Andy are putting the finishing touches on "Facing Freedom" - an exhibit...
01/30/2020

You don't want to miss this exhibit! Dustin and Andy are putting the finishing touches on "Facing Freedom" - an exhibit exploring Anderson County's path towards Reconstruction. This exhibit opens February 4th.

We just love these cuddly and soothing lavender-filled Warmies! These soft plush animals are filled with lavender. Heat ...
01/27/2020

We just love these cuddly and soothing lavender-filled Warmies! These soft plush animals are filled with lavender. Heat them in the microwave for a warm and huggable toy. Pick one up at Whitner's Mercantile at the Anderson County Museum.

Warmies for Valentine’s Day or Easter baskets. Now for sale at Whitner’s Mercantile @ the  Museum Store. Lavender scente...
01/24/2020

Warmies for Valentine’s Day or Easter baskets.

Now for sale at Whitner’s Mercantile @ the Museum Store. Lavender scented flax seed hulls inside a cute plush animal. These can be heated in the microwave.

We have unicorns, kitties, puppies, dinosaurs, bunnies and koalas. We also have sloth neck wraps.

A great gift for all ages.
0nly $20 each.

Congratulation to Westside student Emilee Green for volunteering at the Anderson County Museum and being our 2019 YOUTH ...
01/23/2020

Congratulation to Westside student Emilee Green for volunteering at the Anderson County Museum and being our 2019 YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR. . In 2019 Emilee logged 79 hours. She is Youth council chair and was the Volunteer of the month in February, May, June and July.
Thanks for your loyal dedication to our Museum!

Sweeter than Girl Scout cookies!  Take a look at these beautiful thank-you cards created by our local Girl Scouts after ...
01/23/2020

Sweeter than Girl Scout cookies! Take a look at these beautiful thank-you cards created by our local Girl Scouts after their cookie pre-sale this week.

Learning about Ground hog day with our preschoolers this morning. Everyone made their predictions. Will the ground hog s...
01/23/2020

Learning about Ground hog day with our preschoolers this morning. Everyone made their predictions. Will the ground hog see his shadow on Feb 2?

Two new activities for kids. We now have a ‘kids puzzle area’ and a ‘build your own farm’ play area. Make plans to drop ...
01/22/2020

Two new activities for kids.

We now have a ‘kids puzzle area’ and a ‘build your own farm’ play area.

Make plans to drop by and see us soon!

Hey Kids!! Come check out our puppet stage!
01/17/2020

Hey Kids!! Come check out our puppet stage!

Painting our fossil ornaments this morning at ACM's Dinosaur Club!
01/04/2020

Painting our fossil ornaments this morning at ACM's Dinosaur Club!

Join us for Anderson County Museum’s Military Appreciation Reception for some of our Volunteers on January 28th at 5:30 ...
01/01/2020

Join us for Anderson County Museum’s Military Appreciation Reception for some of our Volunteers on January 28th at 5:30 PM. Please wear red, white, and blue to show support of our service men and women. Please RSVP online so we can save you a seat.
www.andersoncountymuseum.org/events/military

Happy New Year to all our followers. We will be closed January 1st but you can visit us January 2nd. If you are a CLEMSO...
12/31/2019

Happy New Year to all our followers. We will be closed January 1st but you can visit us January 2nd. If you are a CLEMSON TIGER FAN (and who isn't in our neck of the woods,) all our Clemson merchandise will be marked down 25% from January 2nd - January 11th. Whitner's Mercantile at the ACM is open Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. There are only seven of these tiger masks left. There is one custom sterling silver paw necklace left and it will be 25% off also. The mask would look great on TV if you are going to the game. See you January 2nd.

12/31/2019

Four children have won a prize for finding Freddie the Elf on the Shelf, all four times and having your punch card marked.

A prize is at the front desk for Hudson, Owen, Aubrey and Annabeth.

Happy Sunday! Please note that the museum will be closed to the public on New Year's Day Wednesday, January 1st. We will...
12/29/2019

Happy Sunday!

Please note that the museum will be closed to the public on New Year's Day Wednesday, January 1st. We will reopen to the public on Thursday, January 2nd.

Need a kid-free zone for the evening? Bring your friends and join us for Coloring for Adults on January 28th at 5:00 PM ...
12/28/2019

Need a kid-free zone for the evening? Bring your friends and join us for Coloring for Adults on January 28th at 5:00 PM at the Anderson County Museum! Each month we do a one of a kind coloring sheet based on a museum exhibit or artifact.

New to the program? Please register online to let us know you will be attending! www.andersoncountymuseum.org/events/coloringforadults-january28

The ACM is open Friday and Saturday, December 27 & 28. We will close on Tuesday, December 31 at 4 p.m. and will be close...
12/27/2019

The ACM is open Friday and Saturday, December 27 & 28. We will close on Tuesday, December 31 at 4 p.m. and will be closed on Wednesday, January 1 for New Year's Day. On Thursday, January 2 we resume our regular hours.

We are excited to announce the winners of the Gingerbread House contest. The individual winner is #8 – Barbara Beverage ...
12/23/2019

We are excited to announce the winners of the Gingerbread House contest. The individual winner is #8 – Barbara Beverage and “The Pink Beach House.”
The Business / School winner is #10 – St. Joseph Catholic School 6th Graders and “The Church and Playground.”

All the houses will be on display until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31st. Thank you to all the participants!!!

Happy Monday!Please note that we will be closed this week from Tuesday, December 24th - Thursday, December 26th for Chri...
12/23/2019

Happy Monday!

Please note that we will be closed this week from Tuesday, December 24th - Thursday, December 26th for Christmas. We will be open to the re-open to public on Friday, December 27th.

Pictures from the Holiday Tea today.
12/22/2019

Pictures from the Holiday Tea today.

Our New children’s interactive. Let’s decorate the tree. Felt and Velcro Christmas Tree for your children to enjoy.
12/20/2019

Our New children’s interactive. Let’s decorate the tree. Felt and Velcro Christmas Tree for your children to enjoy.

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202 E Greenville St
Anderson, SC
29621

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Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

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(864) 260-4737

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