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History Day: History Detectives

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History Day activities are free with museum general admission or membership.

Adult (13-61): $8.95
Seniors (62 +): $7.95
Children (3-12): $6.95
Infants 2 and under: FREE

History Day: History Detectives

Sat., July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

History Day at the South Carolina State Museum is back for another day of fun for the whole family! Discover how the museum collects artifacts and creates exhibits, meet historians, explore the museum behind-the-scenes and more.

  • Explore furniture‚Äôs place in Southern history, and what it says about the culture of the times, in a special presentation at 2 p.m. by Daniel Ackermann, curator and furniture expert at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.

  • Mackenzie Sholtz from Fig Leaf Patterns will talk about her work studying historic clothing and creating patterns based on her research at 11 a.m.

  • Discover how costumed living historians research and create their interpretations. Plus, enjoy a talk by Bruce Cotner on how to get started as a living historian at Noon.

  • Learn how specific objects came to the museum in a special tour through the galleries at 1 p.m.

  • Go on a behind the scenes tour of museum collections storage at 3 p.m.

  • Test yourself with our Mystery Artifacts contest throughout the day.

  • Plus fun, family-friendly activities and more!