Marion County Museum
The museum has been in operation since 1981 and has been a successful venture due to the support of so many people, most especially the Friends of the Marion County Museum. This dedicated group, through its membership fees and fundraisers, has helped to sustain the Museum.
Changing exhibits are displayed in two galleries downstairs. These can be local exhibits, or traveling exhibits from the South Carolina State Museum’s collections. The Magnolia Room of the museum is furnished with lovely antiques once used in the Aiken-Rhett House in Charleston. These pieces were a gift from the Charleston Museum. The upstairs galleries feature a turn-of-the-century classroom, a farm room, and a variety of displays concerning the people and places of Marion County.
The building’s original architecture was restored in 1999, when the double portico was replaced across the front. A school bell is housed in the cupola, and the rope which rings the bell hangs in a downstairs gallery. The display case in the Francis Marion Hall of the building is used for artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection or collections of the Charleston Museum.
Rosanne Black, Director firstname.lastname@example.org