South Carolina - Cultural Destinations

South Carolina - Cultural Destinations

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(Hampton) Museum
Housed in the 1892 Bank of Hampton Building, with its original bank vault and safe with hand-painted doors still intact. The museum provides exhibits of regional Indian lore and collected artifacts and medical equipment. A military room, children's room, materials related to the atomic submarine the USS Hampton, and a 1930s-era beauty shop also are on display.

Kudzu Kabin Designs
Come see the restored 100-year-old Kudzu Kabin Barn in Walhalla with its stuccoed kudzu bales for the walls. This new facility will allow you to take a kudzu basketry or papermaking class. The gallery features kudzu paper cards, wall art, and baskets by artist.

(McCormick) Arts Council at the Keturah (MACK)
Revolving art exhibits now draw crowds to the old Keturah Hotel, where vacationers used to stay in the early decades of the 20th century. The adjoining city park and amphitheater host plays and concerts in the summer.

McKissick Museum at the University Of South Carolina
The largest university museum in the Southeast, the McKissick offers collections in material culture, decorative arts, natural sciences, history and fine arts

Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University
The Museum and Gallery at Bob Jones University houses one of the finest collections of religious art in the Western Hemisphere. The museum contains 30 galleries filled with art, tapestries, furniture, sculpture and architectural motifs from the 14th through the 19th centuries. Located in Greenville.

National Steeplechase Museum At Springdale Race Course
In the heart of South Carolina horse country, this museum showcases the history of American steeplechase racing. Displays include trophies and memorabilia, jockey silks and a library with old books and references. Springdale is home to the nationally renowned steeplechase races, the Carolina Cup each spring and the Colonial Cup each fall.

Old Edgefield Pottery
This museum and studio in Edgefield tell the story of the alkaline glazed, traditional pottery made in the area by African-Americans in the 1800s as they had done in their native land. The most famous, Dave the Potter, sometimes inscribed his work with a poem. See examples of his pottery, original Edgefield pottery dating to the 1820s and reproductions in the museum. Also watch the resident potter give demonstrations of the craft.

Old Slave Mart Museum
Possibly the only known building used as a slave auction gallery in South Carolina still in existence, the Old Slave Mart in Charleston was once part of a complex of buildings known as Ryan's Mart. The complex had a brick-wall enclosed yard, a four-story building that contained a "barracoon" or slave jail, a kitchen and a dead house or morgue. Slave auctions ended here in Nov. 1863.

(South Carolina) Artisans Center
Declared the "The Official Folk Art and Craft Center for South Carolina" by the state legislature, this Walterboro center offers juried folk art and crafts for sale to the general public. Representing the work of over 200 of the state's finest artists, from blown and formed glass, sweetgrass baskets, furniture, carvings, pottery, jewelry, quilts, tatting, whimsical folk art, metalwork and much more.

(South Carolina) Cotton Museum
This Bishopville museum preserves the history of South Carolina's cotton culture. See an original plantation spinner, a 130-year-old loom, a three-foot tall boll weevil, original tools and more. Interactive exhibits and amusing stories in an authentic setting allow you to experience a way of life long gone yet very much a part of the present.

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