Browse videos created at Anderson County Museum.
Listen to the story of two brothers in the Second World War as told by Marshall Orr. Their story will be part of our upcoming exhibit, Andersonians in War. Our new exhibit will feature military history displayed through the experience of Anderson County veterans.
Mark Hughee Gassaway
Charles Kellogg tells the story of his great-grandfather, Mark Hughee Gassaway. Gassaway’s passion for education and primacy as an advocate for racial equality make him a prominent and unique figure in Anderson County history.
Miss Frierson’s Schoolhouse
Miss Sarah Jane (Janie) Frierson was a well-known educator and the daughter of Dr. David Frierson, an early pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Anderson. Miss Frierson opened her one-room school in the late 1880s. The schoolhouse was moved to the Anderson County Museum on August 12, 2009.
The Story of D. A. Ledbetter told by Dustin Norris
Anderson County Museum Curator Dustin Norris tells one of the stories from our Desolate Pride exhibit. Lt. Colonel D. A. Ledbetter enlisted into the Confederate army, fought in the war, was wounded in battle and died. This is the story of the search for his lost grave.
Anderson Town Council Minutes
See behind the scenes of one of our latest artifacts! Anderson County Museum’s Josh Johnson explains some of Anderson’s history as written in this Town Council minutes book. This book is a record of Anderson’s Town Council meetings starting in 1845.
Legends and Myths
The Life of Manse Jolly
Anderson County Museum Curator Dustin Norris discusses the life and legends of Manse Jolly. Learn about Jolly’s life during the Civil War and his vow after his return from combat. Dustin discusses some of the myths surrounding Jolly and the role that these myths play in southern culture and in Anderson County.
Anderson County Museum’s Executive Director Beverly Childs discusses eight notable women who changed Anderson County. Learn more about these remarkable women and their contributions to Anderson and the world.
1911 Glidden Road Tour
Anderson County Museum Curator Dustin Norris explains some of the history behind our roads and automobiles. Learn about Anderson’s connection to the Glidden Road Tour of 1911 and learn the history behind the Anderson Trophy: a fascinating artifact currently on display at the Anderson County Museum.
Did Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto pass through Anderson County in his expedition towards the Mississippi River? Learn more about DeSoto’s time and his travels. Listen to Anderson County Museum curator Dustin Norris explain some of the evidence that might link Anderson County to DeSoto’s famous trail.
Miss Frierson’s Schoolhouse
Miss Sarah Jane (Janie) Frierson was a well-known educator and the daughter of Dr. David Frierson, an early pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Anderson. Miss Frierson opened her one-room school in the late 1880s. Watch a video from our archives where youth from the Anderson community have a lesson in our schoolhouse. They write on slates, read from readers, and learn about what it might have been like to learn in a one-room schoolhouse.