Easley Area Museum

Easley Area Museum The Easley Area Museum is a non-profit museum located in historic downtown Easley, SC.
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Carolina Day. June 28th.
06/29/2020
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Carolina Day. June 28th.

On June 28, 1776, British ships sailed into Charleston harbor and opened fire on a tiny fort on Sullivan’s Island. The infamous “shots heard ‘round the world” had been fired a little over a year before in April 1775, but Americans were still debating whether to declare independence from Brit...

May 12, 1900: Easley Cotton Mill held its first annual meeting - 120 years ago today.
05/12/2020

May 12, 1900: Easley Cotton Mill held its first annual meeting - 120 years ago today.

04/17/2020
Good Karma Ice Cream

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Thank you to everyone who has made Easley what it is today. Thank you to our law enforcement for keeping us safe. Thank you to everyone at City Hall for helping us all continue to grow. Thank you to each small business for choosing to share your talents, dreams, and determination with the rest of us. And, thank you to each and every person who chooses to shop small and shop local. Because of you, we are here. We will always be here, no matter what obstacles get in our way. We will all continue to learn, grow, and transform. We will continue to share conversations, laughs, stories, and so much more. We are #easleystrong, forever.

Thank you to each business that came out to help us with this video. Thank you to those who we were unable to film due to our own limitations, and thank you to The Partum Company for bringing our vision to life!

The recent storms did lots of damage to our area, and the Easley Area Museum was not immune. Two trees that fell on the ...
04/16/2020

The recent storms did lots of damage to our area, and the Easley Area Museum was not immune. Two trees that fell on the back corner of the house were removed today. The eave was damaged and some storm windows broken, but as so many had much worse we're thankful to have been mostly spared.

Easley Area Museum Remains ClosedIn compliance with the governor’s order of 1 April 2020 which closes all non-essential ...
04/10/2020

Easley Area Museum Remains Closed

In compliance with the governor’s order of 1 April 2020 which closes all non-essential businesses (including museums), Easley Area Museum will remain closed for the duration of the current crisis pending further state and national guidance.

While our volunteers and guests are sorely missed, we encourage everyone to follow current guidelines by staying safe and staying home so we can get through this crisis as quickly as possible.

City of Easley, South Carolina
04/03/2020

City of Easley, South Carolina

****WEEKEND OF HOPE****
Join us as we shine HOPE, SUPPORT, and LOVE over our City this weekend during this difficult time in our lives.

Take pictures as you walk, drive, or even stop by and post it on social media with the hashtag #EasleyStrong so we can flood our community with HOPE!

Thanks to Easley Combined Utilities for making this happen!

#EasleyStrong #WeAreEasley #COVID19 #WeWillMakeIt

In accordance with recommendations from federal and state officials, and to aid our community in its important efforts t...
03/19/2020

In accordance with recommendations from federal and state officials, and to aid our community in its important efforts to maintain social distancing, Easley Area Museum will remain closed through Sunday, 5 April 2020. We will re-evaluate the situation at that time and follow guidance from local, state, and federal officials when determining when to reopen to the public. Please follow us on Facebook for updates.

A new addition to Easley Area Museum, courtesy of Nich and Donnie Roe. It’s a mid-century advertisement for Carhartt ove...
02/23/2020

A new addition to Easley Area Museum, courtesy of Nich and Donnie Roe. It’s a mid-century advertisement for Carhartt overalls then available at W.W. Robinson (Robinson's Department Store).

A beautiful snow day in Easley... Remembering the fun and cold of snow-days past when children’s joy and hot cocoa could...
02/08/2020

A beautiful snow day in Easley... Remembering the fun and cold of snow-days past when children’s joy and hot cocoa could warm your soul.

Easley Area Museum's cover photo
01/21/2020

Easley Area Museum's cover photo

We had a great time participating in the Easley Christmas Parade this year!  The newly restored parade car ran like a ch...
12/16/2019

We had a great time participating in the Easley Christmas Parade this year! The newly restored parade car ran like a charm. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit with us and support us!

Please join us on Saturday evening before / during / after the Easley Christmas Parade for hot chocolate, snacks, live m...
12/12/2019

Please join us on Saturday evening before / during / after the Easley Christmas Parade for hot chocolate, snacks, live music, and a chance to tour the Museum!

Pickens County Library System
12/12/2019

Pickens County Library System

With area Christmas parades this weekend, what better #tbt than to 1970 at the Easley Christmas Parade!

This photo is from our Historical Collection. Do you know who's in this photo? Or have any of your own old parade photos you'd like to share? Let us know! We're always glad to have more information and photos!

All of us here at EAM would like to wish the entire Easley community a very happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
11/28/2019

All of us here at EAM would like to wish the entire Easley community a very happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

Easley Area Museum's cover photo
11/12/2019

Easley Area Museum's cover photo

10/30/2019

Ghost Tour Weather Update:
With nasty weather in the forecast for both Wednesday and Thursday evenings (30th and 31st October), we will be rescheduling ghost tours scheduled for these nights. We will be in touch with ticket-holders later today to find times that work best for you. 👻 ☔️ 👻 ☔️

We are excited to announce our first round of Ghost Tours for 2019!Tour Dates:Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 (8:30 p.m.)T...
10/11/2019

We are excited to announce our first round of Ghost Tours for 2019!

Tour Dates:
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 (8:30 p.m.)
Thursday, October 31, 2019 (8:30 p.m.)
Friday, November 1, 2019 (8:30 p.m.)

Tours are $8 per person and are being sold in person at Easley Area Museum on a first come, first served basis during our normal business hours only (1:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) EAM accepts cash and checks only.

***We cannot reserve tour spots via Facebook or Messenger.***

We may schedule additional tours as needed depending on demand.

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A big thanks to everyone who came out for our 2nd annual Low Country Boil fundraiser event!  Special thanks to Easley Co...
10/04/2019

A big thanks to everyone who came out for our 2nd annual Low Country Boil fundraiser event! Special thanks to Easley Combined Utilities for sponsoring the event, and to everyone who volunteered their time to make it a wonderful evening!

A big thanks to everyone who came out for our 2nd annual Low Country Boil fundraiser event! Special thanks to Easley Combined Utilities for sponsoring the event, and to everyone who volunteered their time to make it a wonderful evening!

It may still feel like summer outside, but it’s starting to look like Halloween at Easley Area Museum! We’re excited to ...
09/30/2019

It may still feel like summer outside, but it’s starting to look like Halloween at Easley Area Museum!

We’re excited to display this fun collection of antique and vintage Halloween decor in our entrance hall through the end of October. 🎃

In 1792, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney deeded 60 acres of land in the South Carolina upcountry to the commissioners of the...
09/27/2019

In 1792, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney deeded 60 acres of land in the South Carolina upcountry to the commissioners of the newly created Washington District (which encompassed the majority of modern Pickens, Oconee, and Anderson, Counties, and the western edge of Greenville County). The site became the home of the short-lived courthouse town of Pickensville, now encompassed within the south side of the City of Easley, South Carolina.

One of the leading families of colonial South Carolina and the early republic, the Pinckneys of Charleston were witnesses to—and often active participants in—many of the defining customs and transforming events of the early national South.

With support from the NHPRC, the Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen focuses on three members of the Pinckney family who participated as military, political, diplomatic, and economic leaders in South Carolina and the nation during and after the American Revolution: brothers Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746–1825) and Thomas Pinckney (1750–1828) and their cousin Charles Pinckney (1757–1824). The Pinckney men were members of closely interrelated South Carolina coastal planter and merchant families that historian George Rogers has described as a "vast cousinage."

All served as officers in the American Revolution, as state and national political leaders in the creation of an independent United States, as key figures in the post-independence emergence of the first political party system in the South, as diplomats in important posts (London, Paris, and Madrid) in the development of early national foreign relations, and as distinguished national political and military leaders in the early national period. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney was also twice nominated by the Federalist Party (1804, 1808) as its presidential nominee. Thomas served as Governor of South Carolina and was a Federalist candidate for president in 1796. Cousin Charles also served as Governor of South Carolina, as well as the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

You can find out more about the Pinckney Papers project at https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/history/research/pinkney_papers_projects/. A digital edition, Eventually comprising over 3,000 documents, will be fully searchable and interoperable with the other titles in Rotunda’s American Founding Era collection and includes the complete contents of the previously released The Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry.

You can check out their progress on Rotunda at https://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/founders/PNKY.html

09/17/2019

After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, our 1822 Welsh tall case clock is working!

It's #ThrowbackThursday! Today we look back to the early days of public education in Easley. Privately funded day school...
08/29/2019

It's #ThrowbackThursday! Today we look back to the early days of public education in Easley. Privately funded day schools had been present in the Easley area since the Pickensville-era, well before present Easley was developed. However, by the time Easley was chartered in 1874, Rev. Charles Robinson was teaching a school in the Mount Olivet Methodist Episcopal Church building (now Easley First United Methodist Church) in Easley's developing downtown. Two years later, the citizens of Easley constructed the town's first proper schoolhouse, the "Easley Academy." However, it was short-lived and was replaced with a more substantial two-story building in 1880. By the mid-1890's, the Easley school had adopted the graded system whereby students were divided into grade-levels based on age and ability. From this point, the Academy name was dropped in favor of the Easley Graded School. As Easley expanded at the turn of the twentieth century, so too did its academic buildings. In 1903 construction began on a new Easley Graded School at the corner of Main and Russell Streets. This new brick building, designed by Avery Carter of Spartanburg, was the most substantial public building constructed in Easley up to that time. The site of the 1903 Easley Graded School is now home to the 1940 U.S. Post Office, next door to Joe's Ice Cream Parlor.

To be continued....

City of Easley, South Carolina; Easley Downtown Business Association; Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce

With students back in school this week, we thought we’d share this cool early 1990’s aerial photograph  of Easley High S...
08/23/2019

With students back in school this week, we thought we’d share this cool early 1990’s aerial photograph of Easley High School (now home of Gettys Middle School).

Easley Area Museum's cover photo
08/21/2019

Easley Area Museum's cover photo

We're working with a company in Georgia to restore an old "Tin Lizzie" parade car that was owned by Enoch Pepper of Pepp...
06/12/2019

We're working with a company in Georgia to restore an old "Tin Lizzie" parade car that was owned by Enoch Pepper of Pepper's Feed Seed and Hardware. It was made in McDonough, GA, in the late 1950s or early 1960s. This is one of the older ones because it has wheels with wooden spokes. One is badly damaged and will be perhaps the biggest challenge in the restoration process. It's been stored in a warehouse in downtown Easley for about 40 years. Once restored, the car will be on display at the Museum and hopefully used in the Easley Christmas Parade, etc. The restoration is expected to be completed by December.
Here are some "before" photos.

A fun “Night at the Museum!” Thanks to Joanna and Bill Griese for hosting eight of their friends at the museum tonight! ...
06/01/2019

A fun “Night at the Museum!” Thanks to Joanna and Bill Griese for hosting eight of their friends at the museum tonight! They had a private tour of our collections, some food and beverages and a walking tour though downtown Easley, led by our resident historian Chad Stewart. It was a great way to spend a Friday in Easley!

Do you have any vintage Easley Green Wave memorabilia hiding in the attic?
03/13/2019

Do you have any vintage Easley Green Wave memorabilia hiding in the attic?

12/17/2018
A little bit of Easley history came back to life today. The “E” from the floor of the 1939 gym at the old EHS has been i...
12/14/2018

A little bit of Easley history came back to life today. The “E” from the floor of the 1939 gym at the old EHS has been installed in the lobby of the new school.

We have good news! We have rescheduled our annual Christmas by Candlelight for Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 5:30-7:30...
12/13/2018

We have good news! We have rescheduled our annual Christmas by Candlelight for Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 5:30-7:30 p.m. This was originally scheduled for 12/8 but had to be rescheduled because of inclement weather.

Please stop in and enjoy some hot wassail, Christmas treats, and a healthy dose of some local Christmas cheer!

Admission is free (but donations are welcome). 🎄

City of Easley, South Carolina
12/10/2018

City of Easley, South Carolina

Easley is looking like a winter wonderland ❄️

Since the weather is now predicted to deteriorate earlier in the day than initially expected, the Easley Christmas Parad...
12/08/2018

Since the weather is now predicted to deteriorate earlier in the day than initially expected, the Easley Christmas Parade of Lights has been cancelled. EAM will also be rescheduling Christmas by Candlelight for a later date. Please be safe this weekend.

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201 S. Pendleton Street
Easley, SC
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