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The Best Friend of Charleston: Short-Lived, Long Legacy

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in History | 0 comments

Learn more about one of the South Carolina State Museum’s most recognizable objects: The Best Friend of Charleston.

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Collections Corner: State Museum Acquires Frederick Douglass Walking Stick

Posted by on Apr 13, 2020 in History, Museum News | Comments Off on Collections Corner: State Museum Acquires Frederick Douglass Walking Stick

The museum recently acquired walking stick belonging to abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. The stick was gifted to him while visiting Charleston, S.C. in March 1888. The Douglass Walking stick is one of a kind and will be added to the museum’s expanding historical collection of artifacts.

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Hands-On Home Science – Got Baking Soda and Vinegar? Let’s Make a Volcano (and more)!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2020 in Educational Resources, Hands-On Home Science | Comments Off on Hands-On Home Science – Got Baking Soda and Vinegar? Let’s Make a Volcano (and more)!

By: Laura Kane, Education Manager Students and teachers may be away from their classrooms and science labs at the moment, but there are...

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Get A Clue Columbia! Citywide Scavenger Hunt Begins March 9

Posted by on Mar 5, 2020 in Events | Comments Off on Get A Clue Columbia! Citywide Scavenger Hunt Begins March 9

Each Saturday starting March 14 through April 4, 2020, four Sherlock prize packages will be hidden in some special locations throughout the City of Columbia.

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5 Mysterious Reasons to Become a State Museum Jr. Detective this Weekend

Posted by on Feb 13, 2020 in Exhibits | Comments Off on 5 Mysterious Reasons to Become a State Museum Jr. Detective this Weekend

Solve the mystery. Win a prize. Save on kids admission this weekend at the State Museum!

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