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SC Historical Society Museum to Re-open on September 1st



The South Carolina Historical Society (SCHS) Museum has announced its reopening on Tuesday, September 1st. After a brief closing, the museum has enacted new safety protocols and procedures for all visitors, including mandatory masks for all guests and staff, directional arrows to help with social distancing, and provided styluses for interactive exhibits.

“We’re thrilled to welcome visitors back to the SCHS Museum in September,” Faye L. Jensen, Ph. D., Executive Director of the SCHS, said. “The first of its kind in the state, the South Carolina Historical Society Museum showcases the history of all South Carolinians from all walks of life. Our team has worked hard to ensure the safety of all guests and that’s our main priority. However, we know that connecting with the past can bring enlightenment in uncertain times and we invite people to experience this iconic building and enjoy a self-guided tour through 350 years of history.”

In addition to the museum reopening, the SCHS is also offering a 350th Anniversary traveling exhibit to honor the 350th anniversary of South Carolina’s founding. The exhibit is portable and can be loaned for free on a monthly basis to schools, museums or other educational organizations. As an add-on, organizations can also rent a traveling trunk for $75 that coincides with the exhibit, which includes school-age programs, all of which 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.

The SCHS Museum will be operating under its normal hours of Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Masks must be worn by staff and guests at all times, and social distancing is required.

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