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Make an Annual Fund donation an help support the South Carolina State Museum Foundation!


Dear Friends,
As we approach the holiday season and our fall rush of students comes to an end, the South Carolina State Museum, that is, YOUR State Museum, is grateful that we can offer the students across our state a beautiful one-of-a-kind facility. We opened our doors to nearly 70,000 students last year free of charge. It’s a statistic of which we are extremely proud, but there is so much more that you may not know . . .
  • Did you know . . . that YOUR State Museum reached students in all 46 counties across the state? All students, kindergarten through high school, who walk through our doors are offered standards-based classes in S.T.E.A.M, Natural History, Art and Cultural History!
  • Did you know … that YOUR State Museum offers a sensory friendly day? Four times a year we turn the museum into a place where families can come for free who have children with special needs. We offer classes that are specialized in adapted art, non-verbal skill building and anxiety coping skills. We are able to offer a comfortable and safe space that is specialized to their individual needs, all at no charge!
  • Did you know . . . that YOUR State Museum offers Homeschool Thursdays? Along with free admission we offer classes for all grade levels in history, art, science, technology, literacy and engineering. This program allows homeschoolers access to technology and equipment that they may not have access to at home!
  • Did you know . . . that YOUR State Museum offers day camps that are purely educational? Our camps have grown tremendously in popularity. We have an amazing education staff who engage the children in learning and are inspiring our future scientists, astronomers, archeologists and artists. We now offer spring, summer and winter camps!
  • Did you know . . . that although YOUR State Museum is a state agency, we only receive 53% of our operating budget from the State? The remainder comes from admission, public programs, store sales and most importantly private donations from individuals like yourself!
We invite you to make a donation during YOUR State Museum’s Annual Fund drive to the South Carolina State Museum Foundation. A gift of any size is critical to sustaining the educational impact by YOUR South Carolina State Museum on the children of South Carolina. THANK YOU for your continued support!

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Ned Nicholson
Chairman, SCSM Foundation Board of Directors

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William Calloway
Executive Director, SC State Museum


P.S. Please remember that donations to the South Carolina Museum Foundation Annual Fund are 100% tax deductible. Thank you! To make your donation click below to donate online, call (803) 898-4935 or mail a check to the State Museum Foundation, 301 Gervais St., Loading Zone D, Columbia, S.C., 29201.


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