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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Join us at Anderson County Museum on June 29th to make your own Harry Potter Wand! This workshop is designed for student...
05/17/2019

Join us at Anderson County Museum on June 29th to make your own Harry Potter Wand! This workshop is designed for students 13 years old and up. There will be two class times starting at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. This workshop is $2 per student and registration is required. To register, visit www.andersoncountymuseum.org/events/harrypotter

Anderson County Museum
05/17/2019

Anderson County Museum

Unfortunately, this event on Tuesday has been canceled. Please check our calendar for other interesting events!

Unfortunately, this event on Tuesday has been canceled. Please check our calendar for other interesting events!
05/17/2019

Unfortunately, this event on Tuesday has been canceled. Please check our calendar for other interesting events!

We are one week away from this great program! Join us May 21 at 5:30 PM at Anderson County Museum with special guest Fra...
05/15/2019

We are one week away from this great program! Join us May 21 at 5:30 PM at Anderson County Museum with special guest Frank Alexander to learn about the history of the Yellow Jackets Football! This team has an extensive history that stretches nearly a century with two different schools. Any Anderson native or historian is sure to love this program!

Don't forget to sign up for our Sewing workshop on Saturday! Registration will close tomorrow at 3:00 PM! .
05/15/2019

Don't forget to sign up for our Sewing workshop on Saturday! Registration will close tomorrow at 3:00 PM!
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Anderson County Museum's cover photo
05/15/2019

Anderson County Museum's cover photo

Anderson County Museum's cover photo
05/09/2019

Anderson County Museum's cover photo

Hello everyone! .It has come to our attention that our Geocache box has been removed, so we have started a new box and h...
05/09/2019

Hello everyone!
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It has come to our attention that our Geocache box has been removed, so we have started a new box and hid it in the gardens! If you are a geocache player, you can now help us start our new log!
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Learn more at geocaching.com

We had so much fun in preschool today learning about Mother’s Day and making flowers for our moms! .#preschoolhour #ac...
05/09/2019

We had so much fun in preschool today learning about Mother’s Day and making flowers for our moms!
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#preschoolhour #acm #iloveandersoncounty #visitandersonsc

Anderson County Museum's cover photo
05/08/2019

Anderson County Museum's cover photo

Anderson County Museum's cover photo
05/07/2019

Anderson County Museum's cover photo

#todayinhistory was the establishment of the first Decoration Day! .On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an ...
05/05/2019

#todayinhistory was the establishment of the first Decoration Day!
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On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance later that month. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed.

For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

Anderson County Museum's cover photo
05/05/2019

Anderson County Museum's cover photo

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for Dinosaur Club at 11! Tomorrow we are learning about the Stegosaurus! This program h...
05/03/2019

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for Dinosaur Club at 11! Tomorrow we are learning about the Stegosaurus!

This program has free admission and is designed for children 6 and up with a caregiver.

#iloveandersoncounty #visitandersonsc #andersoncountymuseum #dinosaur #dinosaurclub

Meet Anderson County Museum Hall of Fame inductee 2018 John Martin (1793-1880)At the age of nineteen, he volunteered in ...
05/03/2019

Meet Anderson County Museum Hall of Fame inductee 2018 John Martin (1793-1880)

At the age of nineteen, he volunteered in Captain Thompson’s company, made up of men from Pendleton and Abbeville, with whom he served through the War of 1812. In fact, John may have been the last surviving member of the company at the time of his death in 1880.

Martin’s early military experience set the tone for the rest of his life. He became a Captain of the Bear Creek Company and later served as Colonel of the 4th Regiment of South Carolina Militia. He also provided leadership during the Antebellum era, having taken the office of Ordinary in Anderson County (similar to the modern-day Magistrate) in 1836. This led to his election as Sheriff in 1847. Martin did so exceptionally and provided a more organized system for prosecution of crimes and protection of citizens.

John Martin lived out the rest of his days in the same place he had been born. Martin Township was named after the Colonel, a testament to his popularity among his friends and neighbors.

Learn more about John Martin in the Hall of Fame exhibit at Anderson County Museum!

Meet Anderson County Museum Hall of Fame inductee 2010 William Law Watkins (December 26, 1910-April 11, 1999).Sixth-gene...
05/02/2019

Meet Anderson County Museum Hall of Fame inductee 2010 William Law Watkins (December 26, 1910-April 11, 1999)
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Sixth-generation Andersonian William Law Watkins (December 26, 1910-April 11, 1999) lived a life of service to his fellow citizens. Born to attorney Thomas Franklin Watkins and wife Agnes, “Bill Law” was educated in the Anderson City schools and graduated from Boys High in 1927. He received his B.A. from Wofford College in 1932 while already studying for his law degree at the University of Virginia, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1933. During World War II he waived his deferment and volunteered for the U.S. Army. He served in the Philippines, rose to the rank of Major, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster for meritorious service.
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Learn more about William Law Watkins in the Hall of Fame exhibit at Anderson County Museum.

The ACM Youth Council Senior Sendoff Onesie party. Not pictured is Kelvon B (Wren) and Lily L (Southwood)From left to ri...
05/01/2019

The ACM Youth Council Senior Sendoff Onesie party.
Not pictured is Kelvon B (Wren) and Lily L (Southwood)

From left to right:
Sarah H ( Oakwood); Lauren M ( Wren); CJ D (Glenview) ; Breelyn G ( Westside) and Emilee G (Westside)

#todayinhistory is the anniversary of the U-2 Spy Incident..An international diplomatic crisis erupted May 1, 1960 when ...
05/01/2019

#todayinhistory is the anniversary of the U-2 Spy Incident.
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An international diplomatic crisis erupted May 1, 1960 when the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) shot down an American U-2 spy plane in Soviet air space and captured its pilot, Francis Gary Powers (1929-77). The Soviets convicted Powers on espionage charges and sentenced him to 10 years in prison. However, after serving less than two years, he was released in exchange for a captured Soviet agent in the first-ever U.S.-USSR “spy swap.” The U-2 spy plane incident raised tensions between the U.S. and the Soviets during the Cold War (1945-91), the largely political clash between the two superpowers and their allies that emerged following World War II.
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We currently have 2 books about the incident available in Whitner's Mercantile: Operation Overflight & Letters from a Soviet Prison.
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Operation Overflight, A Memoir of the U-2 Incident by Francis Gary Powers with Curt Gentry. Softcover military history book about the true story that inspired the feature film, Bridge of Spies.
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Letters from a Soviet Prison, The Personal Journal and Correspondence of CIA U-2 Pilot Francis Gary Powers by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and Douglas E. Campbell. Softcover biography about Francis Gary Powers' military career.

Anderson County Museum's cover photo
04/30/2019

Anderson County Museum's cover photo

Anderson County Museum's cover photo
04/30/2019

Anderson County Museum's cover photo

May is Military Appreciation Month! .Follow us on social media to see more about our military artifacts, exhibits, and v...
04/30/2019

May is Military Appreciation Month!
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Follow us on social media to see more about our military artifacts, exhibits, and veterans. This includes a sneak peak into our new military exhibit opening in 2020. .
You can also take a piece of history home with you with our military memorabilia from Whitner's Mercantile.
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Stay tuned for more!
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#iloveandersoncounty #andersoncountymuseum #morethanhistorymuseum #visitandersonsc #militaryappreciation #goarmy

We are one week away from this exciting program at Anderson County Museum! .Bring a chair and join us on May 7th at 5:30...
04/30/2019

We are one week away from this exciting program at Anderson County Museum!
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Bring a chair and join us on May 7th at 5:30 PM in the ACM Heritage Garden* and learn about gardening during the heat of summer. Heat and drought are not fun times for gardening. In spite of these conditions, there are plants we can grow which will do fine with only water from Mother Nature and survive our summer heat. Join the discussion of what to plant, when, and how to best use our water supply. It is possible to have plants survive our summers without much supplemental irrigation.
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#andersoncountymuseum #iloveandersoncounty #plants #gardening #gardeningworkshop #visitandersonsc

Have you registered for our Ugly Jug workshop with Kate Krause yet? Make sure you do before the class fills up! .Join us...
04/30/2019

Have you registered for our Ugly Jug workshop with Kate Krause yet? Make sure you do before the class fills up!
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Join us at Anderson County Museum to make an Ugly Jug with local potter, Kate Krause on May 11th from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. This event is $25 per guest and recommended for visitors 12 and up. Limited space is available for this event. To register, visit www.andersoncountymuseum.org/events/uglyjug

Anderson County Museum
04/29/2019

Anderson County Museum

Please remember if you plan on joining us Saturday, May 4th at 1:30 PM for this great program to RSVP online! We are expecting this program to be full and will save seats for the reserved individuals first!
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To reserve a seat, visit www.andersoncountymuseum.org/events/waterfalls.

Please remember if you plan on joining us Saturday, May 4th at 1:30 PM for this great program to RSVP online! We are exp...
04/29/2019

Please remember if you plan on joining us Saturday, May 4th at 1:30 PM for this great program to RSVP online! We are expecting this program to be full and will save seats for the reserved individuals first!
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To reserve a seat, visit www.andersoncountymuseum.org/events/waterfalls.

Interested in learning about local bee farming? Join us tomorrow at Anderson County Museum with Lidiya Vdovichenko to le...
04/29/2019

Interested in learning about local bee farming? Join us tomorrow at Anderson County Museum with Lidiya Vdovichenko to learn about the Vdovichenko Bee Farm in Anderson, South Carolina!
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#savethebees #beefarming #beefarmprogram #visitandersonsc #iloveandersoncounty #bees

Anderson County Museum's cover photo
04/29/2019

Anderson County Museum's cover photo

Anderson County Museum's cover photo
04/29/2019

Anderson County Museum's cover photo

Have you registered for our Ugly Jug workshop with Kate Krause yet? Make sure you do before the class fills up! .Join us...
04/26/2019

Have you registered for our Ugly Jug workshop with Kate Krause yet? Make sure you do before the class fills up!
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Join us at Anderson County Museum to make an Ugly Jug with local potter, Kate Krause on May 11th from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. This event is $25 per guest and recommended for visitors 12 and up. Limited space is available for this event. To register, visit www.andersoncountymuseum.org/events/uglyjug

We are one week away from Waterfall Hikes of South Carolina with Thomas King! Join us May 4th at 1:30 PM for this great ...
04/26/2019

We are one week away from Waterfall Hikes of South Carolina with Thomas King! Join us May 4th at 1:30 PM for this great program!
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Due to the overwhelming interest in this program, we have opened up an RSVP online. To reserve a seat, visit www.andersoncountymuseum.org/events/waterfalls
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#waterfalls

Interested in joining us for Waterfall Hikes of the Upstate on May 4th? Books are now available to preorder from Whitner...
04/25/2019

Interested in joining us for Waterfall Hikes of the Upstate on May 4th? Books are now available to preorder from Whitner's Site to Store! visit our online store at https://anderson-county-museum.square.site/ to purchase yours!
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#iloveandersoncounty #visitandersonsc #acm #waterfalls #hiking

We had 3 spots open up for Soap Carving on Saturday! We are going through our wait-list visitors first, so call the muse...
04/25/2019

We had 3 spots open up for Soap Carving on Saturday! We are going through our wait-list visitors first, so call the museum right away if you would like to attend! These spots will be given first come, first serve.

#iloveandersoncounty #andersoncountymuseum #visitandersonsc

Anderson County Museum - Travel South Magazine®
04/25/2019
Anderson County Museum - Travel South Magazine®

Anderson County Museum - Travel South Magazine®

The award winning and admission free Anderson County Museum has more than12,000 square feet of gallery space. Throughout 11 permanent exhibits and rotating temporary exhibits, the history of Anderson County is presented via genuine artifacts and photos.

Today’s #sponsorspotlight is United Capital of Anderson! At United Capital, their financial advisors help you answer t...
04/25/2019

Today’s #sponsorspotlight is United Capital of Anderson! At United Capital, their financial advisors help you answer the most important questions: “Am I OK?” and “Can I live the life I want?” Their Financial Life Managament approach goes beyong traditional planning and investment management by incorporating your ideal life to give you the complete clarity, confidence and control in your financial life.
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Thank you for your sponsorship!

Interested in learning about local bee farming? Join us at Anderson County Museum with Lidiya Vdovichenko on April 30th ...
04/25/2019

Interested in learning about local bee farming? Join us at Anderson County Museum with Lidiya Vdovichenko on April 30th at 5:30 PM to learn about the Vdovichenko Bee Farm in Anderson, South Carolina!
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#iloveandersoncounty #andersoncountysc #visitandersonsc #acm

04/25/2019
Travel South Magazine

Thanks for featuring us in this magazine! Check out Travel South Magazine's article about the Anderson County Museum!
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Thank you to our amazing advertisers in the Heritage and Culture section of Travel South spring! Caroline County, MD Tourism Anderson County Museum National Civil Rights Museum
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Recycle your cans. Today we made Owl Pencil holders
04/25/2019

Recycle your cans. Today we made Owl Pencil holders

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04/25/2019

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Today’s #sponsorspotlight is Nicolas J. Baughman Law Firm! .Nicolas Baughman is focused on seeking justice for those t...
04/25/2019

Today’s #sponsorspotlight is Nicolas J. Baughman Law Firm!
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Nicolas Baughman is focused on seeking justice for those that have been killed or seriously injured in car wrecks, trucking accidents, motorcycle collisions, and workplace accidents. He also represent people facing criminal charges, as well as individuals needing assistance with probate matters.
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Thank you for your sponsorship!

Mark you calendars! June 4th at 5:30 PM!.Join us at Anderson County Museum for The Battle of the Atlantic,  one of the m...
04/24/2019

Mark you calendars! June 4th at 5:30 PM!
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Join us at Anderson County Museum for The Battle of the Atlantic, one of the most dangerous and gruesome stories of the Greek Merchant Marines during World War II. This is a tale of triumph, tragedy, and chilling cold hard statistics. Read the article below for more information.
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http://www.neomagazine.com/2019/01/the-battle-of-the-atlantic-the-gruesome-tale-the-numbers-tell-of-triumph-and-tragedy/
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#iloveandersoncounty #visitandersonsc #andersoncountysc #wwII #worldwarII #atlantic #marines #history

Today's #sponsorspotlight is Select Insurance! ."At Select Insurance, LLC, our dedicated staff of insurance professional...
04/24/2019

Today's #sponsorspotlight is Select Insurance! .
"At Select Insurance, LLC, our dedicated staff of insurance professionals are here to assist you in securing a car, home, business or life insurance policy to protect you and your loved ones for years to come. With a vast knowledge of our many carriers, we are equipped to shop for the best policy to suit your needs. Our job is to help you navigate through the sea of policy options and clarify any questions or concerns you may have along the way."
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Thank you for your support of the Gala!

Today's #sponsorspotlight is Simply Country Chic in Downtown Anderson! .Simply Country Chic is the newest retail store i...
04/24/2019

Today's #sponsorspotlight is Simply Country Chic in Downtown Anderson!
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Simply Country Chic is the newest retail store in Anderson described as "southern flair with a yankee twist." They are a women's boutique store that carries clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, bath & body products, vintage stationary, soy candles and more. They are located at 402 S Main St.
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Thank you Simply Country Chic for your sponsorship!

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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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