2017 SCFM Conference

Conserve, Preserve & Serve

March 8-10, 2017

Walterboro, SC

Registration is Now Open!

Click HERE to see the full conference schedule and to register for #SCFM2017 

Please email the registration form, session preference form, and payment or proof of PayPal payment to:


For Conference Related Questions:

Colleton Museum: 843-549-2303


If you need to mail your registration form:

SCFM – Conference Registration
PO Box 2068, Columbia, SC 29202
Attention: Kayleigh Vaughn 

Make checks payable to SCFM or pay by credit card via PayPal available online at www.southcarolinamuseums.org under Conference.

Please send all checks to:
805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
Attention: Walter Hill
*Please indicate in memo Conference Registration and/or membership fee

Host Hotel Information: 

Microtel Inn and Suites

130 Cane Branch Rd Walterboro, SC 29488
General Phone: (843) 539-5656
Rooms: $99 per night + tax
Mention you’re with the “SC Federation of Museums Conference” when making your reservation in order to receive this pricing.

The group rate is available until March 1, 2017.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

1834 Sniders Highway, Walterboro, SC 29488
General Phone: (843) 538-2700
Rooms: $119 per night + tax
Mention you’re with the “SC Federation of Museums Conference” when making your reservation in order to receive this pricing.

Conference Host: 


Conference cancellation policy:

Full refund for registration cancellations received by the Treasurer by February 23, 2017; 50% refund for cancellations received by March 1, 2017. No refunds for cancellations received after 5:00PM on March 1, 2017 due to costs already incurred by SCFM. Appeals may be made to the SCFM Executive Board for any exceptions.

Ways to Get Involved:

SCFM Annual Conference- Silent Auction:

It's not too early to think about what you can donate for SCFM's Annual Conference Silent Auction. We're looking for items that Celebrate Carolina Culture and bring in the $$$ - remember every dollar raised helps fund Annual Conference Scholarships, so think big!

Each year SCFM is pleased to fund Christopher T. Loeblein Annual Scholarship with money raised during the Silent Auction. These scholarships help honor Mr. Loeblein's support of the development of emerging museum professionals and allow those who may not otherwise be able to do so attend SCFM's Annual Conference and become SCFM members.

Past auction items that have done well include pottery, art and - everyone's favorite - museum supplies!

The donation form can be found on our website or email Niki Ohlandt nlohlandt@yahoo.com for questions or to mail your items ahead of time or just bring them with you to our 2017 conference!

SCFM Awards Program:

The South Carolina Federation of Museums Awards Program was established in 1990 to recognize the outstanding achievements of museums, museum professionals, and supporters in South Carolina. The South Carolina Federation of Museums offers the following awards:

  • Award of Achievement
  • SCFM Professional Service Award
  • Certificate of Special Recognition
  • Jill Beute Koverman Award

Please consider nominating an institution or individual who has contributed to the growth and success of our state's museums for recognition by SCFM. Deadline to submit is January 31, 2017. 

Exhibitor Information:

There are many reasons to be an exhibitor at the SCFM Conference!

  • Meet professionals from a diverse community of museums and historic sites in South Carolina.
  • Educate decision-makers on how your products and services can help advance their common goals.
  • Create new partnerships and strengthen existing relationships
  • Exibitor Registration Form 
Sponsorship Information:

We invite you to consider supporting SCFM’s annual conference, Operation: Conserve, Preserve and Serve in Walterboro, South Carolina. Your support of our conference allows us to grow the organization and promote strong relationships between SC museums and other culture institutions within SCFM. We have several opportunities for you to consider listed below that help make our conference a success.

Please contact JoAnn Zeise joann.zeise@scmuseum.org  if you are interested in being a sponsor.

SCFM Conference Archive:

The SCFM Conference has been around for over 40 years! Step back in time and revisit some of our past events.

Do you have photos from past SCFM Conferences to share?

Please send them to scfm@southcarolinamuseums.org 



2015 SCFM Award of Achievment- Historic Columbia Foundation

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