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Q & A with Apollo Astronaut Gen. Charles Duke

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019 in Astronomy | 0 comments

Q & A with Apollo Astronaut Gen. Charles Duke

50 years ago the world stood still as history was made when Apollo 11 touched down on the moon and three brave American astronauts stepped out. One of the men that helped make that happen, and later got to experience it himself, was South Carolina astronaut, General Charles Duke. In preparation for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, here is a fascinating Q & A with Gen. Duke. Learn what it was like for Duke to leave his footprint, not only in history, but on earth’s closest neighbor – the moon! And make sure to visit the...

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Apollo 11’s Journey to the Moon

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019 in Astronomy | 0 comments

Apollo 11’s Journey to the Moon

Explore the history of Apollo 11 and learn about Apollo 16 astronaut, Charles Duke and other notable South Carolinians who contributed to the Apollo program.

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From the Collection: Portrait and ‘Selfies’

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Art | Comments Off on From the Collection: Portrait and ‘Selfies’

From the Collection: Portrait and ‘Selfies’

Did you know? Selfies are not as modern as they might appear to be. Before photography and film, portraits provided a way to record a person’s image.

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Stay Cosmically Cool at the State Museum This Holiday Weekend

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Holidays | Comments Off on Stay Cosmically Cool at the State Museum This Holiday Weekend

Stay Cosmically Cool at the State Museum This Holiday Weekend

Escape the high temperatures this Fourth of July and enjoy family-friendly fun at the cosmically cool South Carolina State Museum.

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Fly Me to the Moon 4D Now Open

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Video Posts | Comments Off on Fly Me to the Moon 4D Now Open

The South Carolina State Museum kicks off its Cosmically Cool Summer of fun with the debut of the new 4D movie, Fly Me to the Moon 4D, on Saturday, May 25.

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Hall of Heroes Blockbuster Exhibit Remains Open Through May 5

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Exhibits | Comments Off on Hall of Heroes Blockbuster Exhibit Remains Open Through May 5

Hall of Heroes Blockbuster Exhibit Remains Open Through May 5

The State Museum is extending the run of its current interactive blockbuster exhibit, Hall of Heroes, until Sunday, May 5!

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9 Unique State Museum Experiences to Enjoy During Spring Break

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019 in Holidays | Comments Off on 9 Unique State Museum Experiences to Enjoy During Spring Break

9 Unique State Museum Experiences to Enjoy During Spring Break

Kids out of school? Family and friends in town? Visiting Columbia? The South Carolina State Museum is the perfect destination this Spring Break!

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South Carolina State Museum Receives National Recognition

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Museum News | Comments Off on South Carolina State Museum Receives National Recognition

South Carolina State Museum Receives National Recognition

The South Carolina State Museum has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).

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South Carolina Superheroes: Septima Poinsette Clark

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in History | Comments Off on South Carolina Superheroes: Septima Poinsette Clark

South Carolina Superheroes: Septima Poinsette Clark

Civil rights champion Septima Poinsette Clark was a real-life South Carolina Superhero. Read on to learn more about her amazing life.

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South Carolina State Museum Launches 21st CCLC Afterschool Mars Project

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019 in Education | Comments Off on South Carolina State Museum Launches 21st CCLC Afterschool Mars Project

South Carolina State Museum Launches 21st CCLC Afterschool Mars Project

South Carolina students at selected sites across the state are learning how to complete a mission to Mars with help from State Museum educators!

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