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Meet the Whitners!



Whitner is our Anderson County Museum kids’ mascot! This little lighting bug is named after William Whitner, who brought hydroelectricity to Anderson!

The Whitner family includes Whitney, Willy, and Willa! Check out these little lighting bugs flying around the museum!



Excitement in Exhibits


Take a Selfie
At the King of Mirth Fair exhibit, children can take a selfie holding one of our “selfie frames.”

Marsh Tacky Horse Rides
Ride a piece of History located outside the Routes of History Exhibit! The Marsh Tacky Stick horses are named for five of the 23 Marsh Tackies living in Anderson County. The Marsh Tacky is the S.C. State Heritage Horse and a unique part of our state’s culture.

Busy Town Block Table
Children can pretend to build their own city by visiting our block table. Create your own town and send busy cars and trucks on their errands.

Hot Air Balloon
Imagine floating into the sky in our Hot Air Balloon, located at the Buena Vista Park entrance. Push the button and hear the sound of a balloon filling up while you stand in a life-size basket.

Home Run Derby
Try not to strike out in the Baseball Exhibit’s Home Run corn-hole game. Children can toss bean bags into the hole and compete against themselves or a friend!

Scavenger Hunts
We have are a variety of Scavenger Hunts for all ages every day!
– American Girl: Children and their parents can find the American Girls (of the American Girl doll series) in an exhibit from their time period.
– Sally Rose Furniture Find: Try to locate items and furniture in the Sally Rose miniature house.
– Where’s Whitner?: Find “Whitner”, our firefly mascot named for William Whitner, who is hiding all over the museum.
– We often have themed scavenger hunts to go along with special events. Past examples include Super Heroes, Doctor Who, Pirates, Pokemon, and more! You never know who might turn up in the ACM.

Stop, Go, and Throw!
Play a few rounds at the Stop Light Ball Toss which is located in the Routes of History Exhibit. Children can match the red, yellow and green balls to the corresponding holes in the stop light.

Weave and Crank
Learn the art of weaving on a kids’ size loom in the Turbines and Textiles Exhibit. Children can also crank the electricity wheel to generate their own power. Can you light up the display all the way to the top?