Lawmen and crimes featured at Belton depot

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BAMA’s newest exhibit SC’s Most Wanted is currently on display at the historic Belton Train Depot.

In the exhibit, visitors will see artifacts of the criminals, controversial cultural topics, and law enforcement officers of all branches that made headlines from the 1780s to 1980s.

Featured artifacts investigate prohibition era politics and the teetotalers who forced dry counties on the population, the SC Dispensary system, and social issues such as bootlegging and capital punishment.

Also on display is a collection of police uniforms and forensic equipment that have been used over the years to solve crimes.

The exhibit runs May 1 – June 18. Museum hours are Wednesday – Friday, 9 am – 2 pm, Saturday, 10 am to Noon, and by appointment for groups by calling 864-338-7400.

The Humanities Council-SC, SafeKids-Anderson County, Anderson County ATAX, City of Belton HTAX, and Palmetto Distillery are supporting this exhibit and its activities. Admission is free.