The South Carolina State Museum will hold one of its ever-popular Dollar Days on Sunday,August 7th. Admission to the State Museum will be $1, a substantial saving over the regular admission.
The State Museum, located in the old duck mill building at 301 Gervais Street, has 4 floors and by its own admission is “South Carolina under one roof”. Divided into art, natural history, science and technology, and cultural history, there is something for everyone.
Some of the highlights of the museum collection are: on the 4th floor (Cultural History)
•a one-room schoolhouse from Spartanburg County
•a model of the CSS Hunley, a confederate submarine
•a replica of Fort Moultrie
There is also a new gallery dealing with the Civil War.
On the 3rd floor (Science and Technology):
•a model of the “Best Friend of Charleston”, one of the first railroad trains to run in South Carolina.
•The Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Greenville native Dr. Charles Townes for his discovery of the laser.
•A moon rock and other space memorabilia used by South Carolina astronauts
On the 2nd floor (Natural History):
•A 40-foot long model of a Giant White Shark
•An exhibit on South Carolina habitats
•A small dinosaur exhibit
There is also a café and a well-stocked gift shop, the Cotton Mill Exchange. The Museum is an excellent place to learn about our state and on dollar day, an incredible bargain.
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