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South Carolina State Museum will hold History Day on April 12

The temporary entrance to the Museum is on the west, or river, side of the building
The temporary entrance to the Museum is on the west, or river, side of the buildingphoto by author

Celebrate South Carolina’s rich and vast history during the Inaugural History Day at the South Carolina State Museum. The day will be pack full of exciting history activities, including military reenactors, C.S.S. Hunley talks given by Hunley expert, Stoney Hilton, and a book reading and signing by the author of the Sal and Amanda children’s book series, Dr. Mary Anne Solisbee, who will be reading her latest edition to the series, Sal and Amanda Take Morgan’s Victory March to the Battle of Cowpens.

History Day is included with museum general admission or membership. The Museum is located at 301 Gervais Street. However, due to Museum construction, the Gervais St. entrance remains closed. You may enter the museum through the parking deck on the west, or river, side of the building.

Check the list for highlights of the Historical exhibits at the State Museum.

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Berry School House
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Civil War Flags
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CSS Hunley
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CSS Hunley

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Revolutionary War area
Revolutionary War area photo by author

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