Anderson County Museum

Anderson County Museum The Anderson County Museum collects, cares for, interprets, and exhibits items that serve to illustrate the history of Anderson County and preserve its heritage.
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We provide interactive educational opportunities to teach the history of Anderson County. Parking at facility and handicap accessible.

Operating as usual

Did you know that we have a wedding registry at Whitner’s?  Register for gifts at the museum and find unique items to ce...
11/13/2020

Did you know that we have a wedding registry at Whitner’s? Register for gifts at the museum and find unique items to celebrate Anderson and South Carolina, and pieces by local artisans. Find out more at https://anderson-county-museum.square.site/for-weddings #upstatesc #andersonsc #electriccity #downtownanderson

We’re looking for front desk volunteers! It’s easy and fun to volunteer at the museum. Our volunteers work one time each...
11/12/2020

We’re looking for front desk volunteers! It’s easy and fun to volunteer at the museum. Our volunteers work one time each month for a three hour shift. They meet, greet, and count museum visitors. Learn more and get involved at https://andersoncountymuseum.org/volunteer

Have you seen our new bust of Carroll Frederick "Frog" Reames?  Make plans to come see it and shop our sale going on tod...
11/11/2020

Have you seen our new bust of Carroll Frederick "Frog" Reames? Make plans to come see it and shop our sale going on today! Our new bust is in the front of our “By the Book” exhibit about education in Anderson County. Watch our video about Carroll Frederick "Frog" Reames on our YouYube channel at https://youtu.be/GlqPvd2Iz7A #upstatesc #andersonsc #electriccity #downtownanderson

Honoring America’s Veterans. The Anderson County Museum is closed today for Veterans Day, November 11.
11/11/2020

Honoring America’s Veterans. The Anderson County Museum is closed today for Veterans Day, November 11.

Open today! We can’t do your research for you, but our volunteers are available to help this afternoon!  On Tuesdays, th...
11/10/2020

Open today! We can’t do your research for you, but our volunteers are available to help this afternoon! On Tuesdays, there are trained volunteers in our Roper Research Room from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Come explore history in our research room. #upstatesc #electriccity

Take a look at our artifact of the week! The Holmes Stereoscope was the most popular photo viewer of the 19th century.  ...
11/10/2020

Take a look at our artifact of the week! The Holmes Stereoscope was the most popular photo viewer of the 19th century. It was invented patent-free by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr, father of the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. This viewer was used by Lula Hillhouse of Anderson in the 19th century.

Also attached: photos of the Stereoscope as well as a rendering of the effect looking through the Stereoscope.
See more at https://andersoncountymuseum.org/stereoscope

Come explore our exhibits! "Called to Worship" is housed in a model of a small pinewood church. The exhibit follows the ...
11/09/2020

Come explore our exhibits! "Called to Worship" is housed in a model of a small pinewood church. The exhibit follows the history of religion in Anderson County. Do you have a favorite exhibit at the museum? #andersonsc
#upstatesc #andersonsc #electriccity #downtownanderson

Here’s a photo of the very first artifact accessioned into our collection. This artifact is on display in our gallery: c...
11/08/2020

Here’s a photo of the very first artifact accessioned into our collection. This artifact is on display in our gallery: can you name the exhibit where you’ll find this Glenn Street School cornerstone? Come visit the Anderson County Museum to find it!
#upstatesc #andersonsc #electriccity #downtownanderson

We are so grateful for all who served. Anderson County Museum will be closed on Veteran’s day, Wednesday, November 11.
11/07/2020

We are so grateful for all who served. Anderson County Museum will be closed on Veteran’s day, Wednesday, November 11.

20% off today and tomorrow! These GoVino glasses are shatterproof, reusable and recyclable. The dishwasher safe glasses ...
11/06/2020

20% off today and tomorrow! These GoVino glasses are shatterproof, reusable and recyclable. The dishwasher safe glasses reflect a wine’s color and projects its aromatics much like fine crystal. Each features a patented ergonomic thumb-notch and contoured base for a firm grip. Come into Whitners November 6-7 and save on these glasses.

Will you start your Christmas shopping early or pick up a treat for yourself? Browse items created by South Carolina art...
11/06/2020

Will you start your Christmas shopping early or pick up a treat for yourself? Browse items created by South Carolina artisans or celebrate your love for South Carolina. Find the perfect housewarming gift or unique item, and get 20% off starting today!

The details: We're offering 20% off every regularly priced item in our gift shop on Friday and Saturday November 6-7. See the details at https://anderson-county-museum.square.site/ and make plans to come in and shop. #upstatesc #andersonsc #electriccity #downtownanderson

Looking for a fun way to give back to your community?  We’re looking for front desk volunteers! Museum volunteers work o...
11/05/2020

Looking for a fun way to give back to your community? We’re looking for front desk volunteers! Museum volunteers work one time each month for a three hour shift. They meet, greet, and count museum visitors. Learn more and get involved at https://andersoncountymuseum.org/volunteer #andersonsc

11/05/2020

Take 20% off every regularly priced item on Friday and Saturday November 6-7. This sale is only good in-store; we hope you'll come to the museum for the savings!

The Historic Anderson County Courthouse was built in 1897.  Find out more about the history of our courthouse and the ch...
11/04/2020

The Historic Anderson County Courthouse was built in 1897.
Find out more about the history of our courthouse and the changes and remodels the building has seen over its history in our newest temporary exhibit, Building Blocks. Learn More: https://andersoncountymuseum.org/building-blocks

These warmies would make adorable stocking stuffers, and on Friday and Saturday they are on sale at Whitner's!  Come sho...
11/04/2020

These warmies would make adorable stocking stuffers, and on Friday and Saturday they are on sale at Whitner's! Come shop our wall-to-wall sale and get 20% off every regularly priced item in our gift shop. This discount does not apply to already discounted items. This sale is good in-store only. We cannot hold items or apply this discount to special orders or online purchases.

Artifact of the Week! A recent addition to our archives is this issue of Fantastic Four #52. This 1966 comic book is the...
11/04/2020

Artifact of the Week! A recent addition to our archives is this issue of Fantastic Four #52. This 1966 comic book is the first appearance of the Black Panther, the first Black character published in mainstream American comics. In recent cinema the character was played by Andersonian Chadwick Boseman. See more at https://andersoncountymuseum.org/fantastic-four-52-comic-book

Make plans to come to the museum November 6-7 and start your holiday shopping at Whitner's! Come in this Friday and Satu...
11/03/2020

Make plans to come to the museum November 6-7 and start your holiday shopping at Whitner's! Come in this Friday and Saturday to get 20% off every regularly priced item in our gift shop, like these pretty oyster shell trays. This discount does not apply to already discounted items. This sale is good in-store only. We cannot hold items or apply this discount to special orders or online purchases.

The museum will be closed on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.  Be sure to get out and vote today!
11/03/2020

The museum will be closed on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3. Be sure to get out and vote today!

This Friday and Saturday: Make plans to come in to Whitner’s!  Pick up one of these Goat Island Boxes as an elegant gift...
11/02/2020

This Friday and Saturday: Make plans to come in to Whitner’s! Pick up one of these Goat Island Boxes as an elegant gift. We're offering 20% off every regularly priced item in our gift shop next week, Friday and Saturday November 6-7. This discount does not apply to already discounted items. This sale is good in-store only. We cannot hold items or apply this discount to special orders or online purchases.

The museum will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday November 3rd for Election Day. Have you voted?
11/02/2020

The museum will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday November 3rd for Election Day. Have you voted?

Last one left! This contemporary and sturdy serving tray might be perfect for your fall hosting. Add dips or fruits in t...
11/01/2020

Last one left! This contemporary and sturdy serving tray might be perfect for your fall hosting. Add dips or fruits in the center and arrange your food in the variety of spaces in this tray. Will you use it for leftover Halloween candy or savory treats? https://anderson-county-museum.square.site/product/dip-platter/146

Happy Halloween!  One of the spookier artifacts in our collection is this wicker casket, one of our artifacts of the wee...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween! One of the spookier artifacts in our collection is this wicker casket, one of our artifacts of the week. This casket in our collection comes from the Sullivan-King Mortuary and is likely more than 80 years old! See more of our artifacts of the week at: https://andersoncountymuseum.org/artifact-of-the-week-3

Happy Halloween! Re-discover the parks in Anderson County this Halloween.  Have you visited them all? Play Anderson Coun...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween! Re-discover the parks in Anderson County this Halloween. Have you visited them all? Play Anderson County Bingo to explore some of Anderson’s best-known places with your family – and maybe find some new favorite spots! Download the game at https://www.subscribepage.com/acmbingo #upstatesc #andersonsc #electriccity

There's something for all ages at the Anderson County Museum. Learn about the daily life of families of the past at the ...
10/30/2020

There's something for all ages at the Anderson County Museum. Learn about the daily life of families of the past at the Anderson County Museum. What will you discover when you visit?

The Anderson County Museum takes great care to catalog our artifacts. In fact, our artifact database is one of the most ...
10/30/2020

The Anderson County Museum takes great care to catalog our artifacts. In fact, our artifact database is one of the most comprehensive in South Carolina. Come visit the Anderson County Museum, home to over 21,600 cataloged artifacts. What will you discover? #andersonsc

Creepy tales from our curator:
10/29/2020
Anderson SC Living

Creepy tales from our curator:

Everybody loves a good ghost story, especially at #halloween. Dustin Norris from Anderson County Museum shares some haunting tales from right here in Anderson County.

Come visit "Building Blocks," our newest temporary exhibit.  Dr. Samuel Marshall Orr’s home on Market Street came to be ...
10/29/2020

Come visit "Building Blocks," our newest temporary exhibit. Dr. Samuel Marshall Orr’s home on Market Street came to be known by many locals as “Little Arlington.” The name was a reference to the home of his father, Governor James L. Orr, known popularly as “Arlington” or “Arlington Place,” though the Orr family themselves more often called it “Forest Home.” Learn more about the buildings in your hometown at the Anderson County Museum.

We love our volunteers! Our volunteers have fun, meet people, and give back to the museum. Museum volunteers sit at the ...
10/28/2020

We love our volunteers! Our volunteers have fun, meet people, and give back to the museum. Museum volunteers sit at the front desk one time each month for a three hour shift. They meet, greet, and count museum visitors. Learn more and get involved at https://andersoncountymuseum.org/volunteer #andersonsc

Address

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

Telephone

+18642604737

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Anderson County Museum: now open.

Visit safely. We encourage all our visitors to wear masks.

The Anderson County Museum is grateful to be a part of this community and proud to be a department within the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Division of Anderson County.

The Anderson County Museum (ACM) collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts that document the history of Anderson and South Carolina. We educate a diverse audience by creating a place where visitors find meaning in learning the local, regional, and national significance of Anderson and South Carolina.

Our gallery is now open. Learn more on our website at https://andersoncountymuseum.org

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Thought some folks might find this interesting. Old footage (mid 1920's -1935) of Anderson, then and now with some footage I shot to compare how much has changed (and how much has stayed the same!).
History buffs may enjoy the upcoming "Plus" show at Electric City Playhouse in Anderson. Inspired by actual events (see article from History.com), Mark St. Germain's "Camping With Henry and Tom" sees a 1921 camping trip taken by Thomas Alva Edison, Henry Ford, and President Warren G. Harding. Rich in humor, the show presents these historic figures attempting to take a break in the Maryland woods. What is supposed to be a peaceful trip is soon disrupted by agendas and interpersonal drama. Performances are January 10-12, 2020. Tickets are $10 each. Information at ECPlayhouse.com. (Note: Show contains some language and social commentary consistent with the time and beliefs of the men.) https://www.history.com/news/ford-and-edisons-excellent-camping-adventures
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner will visit Clemson University Wednesday to discuss how the Civil War fundamentally changed the Constitution -- and America. Foner's talk, 5 p.m. in Tillman Hall, is free and open to the public. It's the first lecture of a major conference, "Lincoln's Unfinished Work."
Registration is open and free! The "Lincoln's Unfinished Work" conference at Clemson University Nov. 28-Dec. 1 features 40 scholars sharing perspectives on Lincoln and varied topics in American history to the present day. Public welcome! Attend one talk or many:
Is there a Holocaust program coming in April? I see it as the subject in the newsletter email, but I didn't see any information about it inside.
Our museum is one of the best kept secrets of our town! Love just walking around and enjoying the atmosphere. I also get really neat SC items from the gift store :)
Join us for Hall of Fame on October 10. The Induction Ceremony begins promptly at 6:15 p.m.
I love the Anderson County Museum~
Anyone going to post pictures from FAIRY DAY!