South Carolina Federation of Museums 2018 Conference

Small Museums...Large Impact

Oconee County, SC   March 21-23, 2018

Registration Now Open

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Early Bird Registration Closes February 6th


Mail-in registration: 2018 SCFM Registration

 Join or renew your membership on our website

This year we are talking about the different ways small museums and other small cultural institutions impact their communities. 

  • How has your small museum impacted your community?
  • What successes have you had working with a small budget?
  • Have you found resources that work well for a small museum?
  • Have you collaborated with local governments or institutions?
  • As a larger museum, what ideas and resources can you share that would help small museums?

2018 SCFM Conference Program:

Small Museums...Large Impact 




Ways to Get Involved:



A big "Thank you" to our Title Sponsor, Oconee County  

And all our other sponsors:
Lake Hartwell Country
UpCountry South Carolina
The Airey Law Firm
Wright Foundation for Southern Art
City of Walhalla
City of Seneca
Carolina Conservation


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 a limited number of  Christopher T. Loeblein Annual Scholarships with money raised during the Silent Auction.

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 for questions or to mail your items ahead of time or just bring them with you to our 2018 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 for nomination is February 16, 2018.

Host Hotel Information: 

Best Western Executive Inn

511 Bypass Highway 123 Seneca, South Carolina 29678  (864) 886-9646

 Rooms:  $79.99 + tax for King, $89.99 + tax for Double. The group rate is available until March 10, 2018.  Mention you’re with the “SC Federation of Museums Conference” when making your reservation in order to receive this pricing.

Other Hotels:

Quality Inn - 226 Hi-Tech Rd Seneca, SC 29678 Phone: (864) 888-8300

 Hampton Inn & Suites - 1011 E. North 1st St. Seneca, SC 29678 Phone: (864) 482-2900

Sponsorship Information:

We invite you to consider supporting SCFM’s annual conference. Your support of our conference allows us to grow the organization and promote strong relationships between SC museums and other cultural institutions within SCFM. 

Contact Jennifer Moss for questions and with your sponsorship form


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 



2015 SCFM Award of Achievment- Historic Columbia Foundation

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