SC Historical Society Offers Free Exhibit Celebrating 350th Anniversary of State

In honor of the 350th anniversary of the European settlement of South Carolina in 2020, the South Carolina Historical Society (SCHS) is proud to announce its new traveling exhibit showcasing early life in the state. With the generous support of the City of Charleston and Sun Trust Foundation, the exhibit can be loaned to any museum, school or institution for one month free of charge.

“We’re thrilled to offer this exhibit to organizations statewide to honor this monumental anniversary of South Carolina,” said Heather Reed, the SCHS’ Director of Museum and Education. “Our new exhibit shares the stories of those who came to South Carolina in 1670, their reasons for leaving their homes, and how Europeans, Native Americans and Africans interacted upon arrival.”

The exhibit is displayed on four free-standing, seven-foot retractable panels for ease of movement, and has been designed to work in most spaces. To supplement the exhibit, organizations can also borrow the 350th Traveling Trunk from the SCHS for a $75 fee. This trunk includes school-age programs, and all materials align with the South Carolina state academic standards.

More details about the traveling exhibit can be found on the SCHS’ new education website. On this site, visitors can also find educational resources, interactive maps and classroom programs, as well as field trip details, resources for social studies educators, downloadable scavenger hunts and more.

For more information about renting the exhibit, please contact Suzanne Dibella at [email protected]

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