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Facing Freedom: Anderson County’s Path Toward Reconstruction
This post is an excerpt from the temporary exhibit at the Anderson County Museum. We hope that you'll come visit the exhibit to see the complete story. The Nature of Slavery Approximately 40% of North America’s African slaves entered …
Merry and Bright: History Behind Christmas Lights
If you have been out and about in Anderson County this past week, you may have noticed that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Businesses have put out their displays, homes are strewn with colorful lights and …
8 Research Tips To Help You On Your Next Paper
#1: Pick something interesting to you. Researching is much more fun when you like what you are learning about. Choose topics that interest you. #2: Interviews are great primary sources. Find someone who is knowledgeable about the subject you …
Restoration? What, When, and Why?
One of our favorite collection items here at the museum is about to receive a make-over in preparation for our Andersonians in War exhibit in 2020. We are sending our Sechler & Co. Trailmobile field kitchen, of the WWI …

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  • Facing Freedom: Anderson County’s Path Toward Reconstruction
    This post is an excerpt from the temporary exhibit at the Anderson County Museum. We hope that you'll come visit the exhibit to see the complete story. The Nature of Slavery Approximately 40% of North America’s African slaves entered the continent through the Slave Market in Charleston, SC. In 2018, the City of Charleston passed a resolution formally apologizing for … Read more
  • Merry and Bright: History Behind Christmas Lights
    If you have been out and about in Anderson County this past week, you may have noticed that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Businesses have put out their displays, homes are strewn with colorful lights and reindeer in the lawns, and the Electric City will hold its official tree lighting tonight! It is, indeed, a fond time … Read more
  • 8 Research Tips To Help You On Your Next Paper
    #1: Pick something interesting to you. Researching is much more fun when you like what you are learning about. Choose topics that interest you. #2: Interviews are great primary sources. Find someone who is knowledgeable about the subject you are researching. Listen to what they know and ask lots of questions! They can have great sources and stories you may … Read more
  • Restoration? What, When, and Why?
    One of our favorite collection items here at the museum is about to receive a make-over in preparation for our Andersonians in War exhibit in 2020. We are sending our Sechler & Co. Trailmobile field kitchen, of the WWI era, to have a sympathetic restoration. Questions are often asked about what goes into these decisions, what it means to restore … Read more
  • Freddie Stowers
    This month we at the ACM remember the birthday of one of our county and nation’s great heroes. Corporal Freddie Stowers was born on January 12, 1896 to a farming family in Sandy Springs. He grew up knowing only hard work and likely received little education as a black youth. Many of us in Anderson County know the story of … Read more
  • Baseball Hall of Famers
    Anderson County is the proud home of not one, but two Hall of Fame baseball players. The first was Ben Taylor (1888-1953) who began his baseball career in 1908 as a pitcher with the Birmingham Giants. Taylor entered the game at a time when black players were not permitted to play in conventional leagues, but his performance in the so-called … Read more
  • Robert Anderson Fountain
    At the turn of the twentieth century, the City of Anderson engaged in a project to beautify its downtown. The effort was characterized by the import of exotic plants, new lights on the square and Main Street, and the construction of a magnificent fountain. Named for local Revolutionary War hero and namesake of Anderson, the Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain was … Read more
  • What goes in to accessioning an artifact into the collection?
    When a potential artifact donor walks through our doors there are many decisions to be made about their gift. The first question, of course, is what do you have and why does it belong at the ACM? Our collection contains items from all facets of life, each representing our local, state, and in some cases national history. With limited display … Read more