Andersonians in War exhibit is military history displayed through the experience of Anderson County veterans.
The Anderson County Museum is in the fundraising stage for our new permanent exhibit, Andersonians in War. Highlighting the heroes of our county and its rich military history, this permanent exhibit will zoom in on the personal experiences of those who were there, giving visitors a chance to live these stories rather than simply read them. Each tale included in this exhibit will offer a unique window into our military past, from the Revolution to the modern day. Our hope and mission is to preserve the stories of our county’s veterans, past and present, and to inspire appreciation for the sacrifices they have made for the betterment of this county, state, and nation.
Visitors will enter the exhibit through Veteran’s Hall, a beautiful chamber of black marble and skylights featuring the American Flag and the Military Branch Seals of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. Once in Veteran’s Hall you will see the names of Andersonians, their branch of service, rank and date of service etched in white onto the black marble. These blocks are 5” X 12” and are included in an overall panel. There will be 30 names on each panel, 24 total panels, adding up to 720 names. Any veteran or service member who has lived in Anderson County is eligible for inclusion in Veteran’s Hall.