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Traveling Exhibit – The History and Archaeology of Fort Motte

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Exhibit Details

Specs: 13 panels, 12 reproduction objects for display and 14 reproduction objects for hands-on education

Security: Low

Travel Requirements Van

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Cost

Exhibit rental pricing includes a one time $150.00 Booking Fee and $150.00 per month rental fee.

1 Month Rental: $300.00
2 Months Rental: $450.00
3 Months Rental: $600.00


To Book

Email: tep@scmuseum.org

By Phone: 803-898-4959

“…make no Doubt we shall carry this post…”: The History and Archaeology of
Fort Motte

This new traveling exhibit was developed by the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum and examines the 1781 siege of Fort Motte, as well as the excavation of the site and the artifacts uncovered.

Fort Motte, in present Calhoun County, South Carolina, was a Revolutionary War British outpost. The fort consisted of the Rebecca Motte plantation house, surrounded by a heavy, palisaded earthwork parapet and ditch. In May, 1781, an American force under Francis Marion and Henry “Lighthorse Harry” Lee lay siege to the fort, and the British garrison of 184 men surrendered after resisting for seven days.

This traveling exhibit features:

  • 13 panels: one title panel, seven major informational panels, two large maps panels and three smaller panels.

  • 12 reproduction objects for display, including: an American 6 pounder solid shot cannon ball, an wrought iron arrow head, a British butt plate, canister shot (American), musket balls (American and British), a “Westervald” stoneware sherd, buttons and a British coin.

  • 14 reproduction objects to use for hands-on educational programming, including: an American 6 pounder solid shot cannon ball, an wrought iron arrow head, a British butt plate, canister shot (American), musket balls (American and British), a “Westervald” stoneware sherd, buttons and a British coin.


About the Curators

“…make no Doubt we shall carry this post…”: The History and Archaeology of Fort Motte is guest curated by James B. Legg and Steven D. Smith. Legg is an historical archaeologist specializing in military sites and has been with the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology since 1988. Smith is the Director of the SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina, and a Research Associate Professor. James and Steven have been conducting archaeological investigations at Fort Motte since 2004.