County Museum to announce inductees


Hall of Fame
The Advisory Committee of the Anderson County Museum (ACM) will announce the 2012 Hall of Fame inductees in a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 13 at the Museum. Each year the museum recognizes and inducts into the ACM Hall of Fame up to two people who have made outstanding contributions in shaping Anderson County, state, national or world history.

The HOF committee made their selection from more than 50 applications. Nominees must be deceased at least 10 years before they are eligible for induction. The 2012 class will be the tenth class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Applications are now available for the 2013 Hall of Fame.

The Anderson County Museum is at 202 East Greenville Street, in downtown Anderson. The Fred Whitten Gallery and Museum store hours are Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Reading and Research Room is open 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and by appointment with the Curator. ACM is handicap accessible and admission is free. Donations are always welcome. For more information, contact the Museum at (864) 260-4737.

Upcoming events at the Anderson County Museum:

ACM Preschoolers: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. – Preschoolers are invited to join Miss Beverly and her friends Miss Carol and JC and Mr. Bill and Buddy to learn about South Carolina’s State Dog the Boykin Spaniel!

Curators Corner: 4th Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 28, 10:30 a.m. – Historic Structures Buildings Lost

ACM Curator Alison Hinman will present a program on buildings lost over time due to acts of nature, deliberate destruction and modern progress. Many of these buildings were landmarks of Anderson County which disappeared, but are remembered by residents for their historic significance.

Tuesday, July 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – ACM Intern Exhibit and Opening Reception

ACM is not only a history museum, but also a teaching museum. Join ACM interns Samantha Bolen (Tusculum College) and Taylor Matthews (Clemson University) as they unveil their exhibit on the Patrick Military Institute. Light refreshments will be served.

Now Open: Desolate Pride – Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit

This exhibit moves beyond the battlefields of the American Civil War to the home front in Anderson County.