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Past Exhibit: 30th Anniversary Exhibit

Sabercat Skull, South Carolina State Museum, Smilodon
South Carolina State Museum, Molly B. Wright, Mosaic, Bottlecaps, Albert Einstein
Whale Fossil, South Carolina State Museum

30th Anniversary Exhibit

*** This exhibit CLOSED in February 2019 ***

In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, the State Museum’s new exhibit showcases artifacts and fossils collected over the past 30 years. One iconic artifact or fossil from each year since the State Museum’s grand opening in 1988 will be on display, some for the very first time.

This 30th Anniversary Exhibit highlights the museum’s distinguished collection of natural history, science and technology, cultural history and art all in part to tell South Carolina’s story.

See notable finds from each of the museum’s disciplines, including:

  • A 450 thousand-year-old saber-tooth cat skull discovered in Dorchester, S.C.

  • A 76 year-old loaf of bread made by an army cook at Fort Jackson during World War II.

  • A 1960s era phone booth from the campus of the University of South Carolina.

  • A portrait of Albert Einstein made from bottle caps.

And more.