The exhibit is the brainchild of the Museum's Education Assistant, Hilary Brannock and tells the story of the Revolutionary War through 23 placards.
Brannock said the purpose of the exhibit is to educate people about the War and, particularly, the War in South Carolina. "there were over 200 battles fought here." Brannock also pointed out that, while the War started in Lexington and Concord, it wasn't long before blood was shed in the south, there was a skirmish at Ninety Six in November, 1775.
Also, by March of 1776, South Carolina was a "free colony" with its own Constitution and an elected Governor. "we kicked the (Royal) Governor out in 1775.
The exhibit was a collaborative effort between the Museum's exhibits dept and their History curator, JoAnn Zeitz and was made possible by a grant by the South Carolina Humanities Council.
The exhibit is on display until August 17 and is included in the regular Museum admission. Click here for admission details. The front entrance to the Museum has reopened after being closed for several months die to construction.
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