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South Carolina and Reconstruction, 1865-1876

The First Vote, South Carolina, Reconstruction, history


This exhibit is 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

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South Carolina and Reconstruction, 1865-1876

Opens March 31, 2018

The years following the Civil War were a time of great upheaval. After the bloodiest war in American history, the country was redefining itself.

In South Carolina, some people looked toward the future with fear, others with hope. All of them faced hardships and uncertainly and some faced violence.

This exhibition uses artifacts from the time period to examine the devastation of the war, the changes in labor, society, and the law. Visitors will learn that while Reconstruction ended in 1876, we continue to struggle with its promises today.