The Museum

The Museum The Museum is dedicated to "Sharing, Saving, and Celebrating Greenwood's History." Learn more at: www.greenwoodmuseum.org The Museum is open Wednesdays-Saturdays from 10:00-5:00 and features three floors of hands-on exhibits about History, Natural History, and Science.
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The Museum has FREE ADMISSION, but we gladly accept donations. The Railroad Historical Center features a collection of antique train cars.

Operating as usual

We only have the Pirate exhibit through August 29.  Come see it before it closes!  Admission to The Museum is free.
08/14/2020

We only have the Pirate exhibit through August 29. Come see it before it closes! Admission to The Museum is free.

A new exhibit is now on display at The Museum celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendmen...
08/04/2020

A new exhibit is now on display at The Museum celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting voting rights to women. The Museum is open Wednesdays - Saturdays from 10:00-4:00, and admission is free.

We enjoyed having Julie Wilkie, Kelly McWhorter, Lara Hudson, Ashlyn Lynch, and Stephanie Dorn from the City of Greenwoo...
08/03/2020

We enjoyed having Julie Wilkie, Kelly McWhorter, Lara Hudson, Ashlyn Lynch, and Stephanie Dorn from the City of Greenwood, and Susan Jackson from Sen. Jeff Duncan's office visit The Museum to see the bridal and pirate exhibits.

Thank you to Bob Fisher and John Wallace for repairing the damaged baggage cart and the water tower at the Railroad Hist...
07/31/2020

Thank you to Bob Fisher and John Wallace for repairing the damaged baggage cart and the water tower at the Railroad Historical Center!

William and Levi enjoying their visit to the Museum - Arrrrr!
07/29/2020

William and Levi enjoying their visit to the Museum - Arrrrr!

DID YOU KNOW?  On August 18, 1920, Tennessee was the last of the required 36 states to ratify the 19th amendment to the ...
07/27/2020

DID YOU KNOW? On August 18, 1920, Tennessee was the last of the required 36 states to ratify the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting voting rights to women. The Museum is preparing an exhibit commemorating its 100th anniversary. When did South Carolina ratify the 19th amendment?

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Come to the Railroad Historical Center on Saturday for a guided tour of Green...
07/17/2020

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come to the Railroad Historical Center on Saturday for a guided tour of Greenwood's 7 restored, historic train cars. The RRHC is open from 10:00-4:00. Then, come Uptown and visit The Museum to see our summer exhibits, "Here Comes the Bride," and "Pirates of the Carolinas." It's cool inside! (Masks are required.)

The Museum is open today from 10-4.  Take a break from the heat while you enjoy our summer exhibits - Here Comes the Bri...
07/04/2020

The Museum is open today from 10-4. Take a break from the heat while you enjoy our summer exhibits - Here Comes the Bride, and Pirates of the Carolinas. The Railroad Historical Center is also open today from 10-4. Take a guided tour through the 7 restored train cars to see how people traveled in the heyday of the railroads.

07/01/2020

The Museum will be open on Saturday, July 4, from 10-4. The Railroad Historical Center will also be open on Saturday from 10-4. Enjoy your July 4 holiday!

06/29/2020
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Karen Jennings, Executive Director, talks about our gem and mineral collection.

Come visit the Gem Room at the Museum of Greenwood.

SUMMER CAMP - Where Adventures Begin!  We are taking limited registrations for Pirate Adventures Camp - July 6-10. Camps...
06/23/2020

SUMMER CAMP - Where Adventures Begin! We are taking limited registrations for Pirate Adventures Camp - July 6-10. Camps are for ages 6-12 and are from 9:00-12:00. To get a registration form, visit www.greenwoodmuseum.org, email [email protected], or call 864-229-7093.

Looking for fun, learning opportunities for your kids?  We are accepting registrations for summer camps.  Camps are for ...
06/18/2020

Looking for fun, learning opportunities for your kids? We are accepting registrations for summer camps. Camps are for ages 6-12, and are from 9:00-12:00. Pirate Adventures is July 6-10, and Up, Up, and Away flight camp is July 20-24. Download a registration form at www.greenwoodmuseum.org or call the Museum at 864-229-7093. Museum summer camps are where adventures begin!

The Museum is OPEN!  Hours are Wed - Sat from 10-4.  For the protection of our visitors, volunteers, and staff, please o...
06/11/2020

The Museum is OPEN! Hours are Wed - Sat from 10-4. For the protection of our visitors, volunteers, and staff, please observe the following protocols:

* Visitors are encouraged to wear masks.
* Groups are limited to a maximum of 6 people per group.
* Groups are asked to stay together.
* Interactive areas of the Museum are limited for your protection.
* The Museum will close at 4:00 for cleaning.

Come see our newest exhibits, "Here Comes the Bride" and "Pirates of the Carolinas." We look forward to seeing you!

05/27/2020

We are excited to announce the reopening of The Museum and Railroad Historical Center after a long shutdown from the COVID-19 pandemic. For the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff, please see the guidelines below.

THE MUSEUM
OPENS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 (WED-SAT 10-4)
. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks.
. Groups are limited to a maximum of 6 people per group.
. Groups are asked to maintain a distance of 6-8 feet between groups.
. Hand sanitizer is available at the front counter and at the elevator on each level.
. Restrooms are available on the main level and 2nd floor. Please wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
. Interactive areas of the Museum are limited for your protection.
. The Museum will close at 4:00 for cleaning.
. Admission to The Museum is free.

RAILROAD HISTORICAL CENTER
OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 20 (SATURDAYS ONLY 10-4)
. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks.
. Visitors who arrive as a group may tour as a group.
. Separate groups will not be combined. We ask for your patience if you have to wait for an available tour guide.
. Hand sanitizer is available in the Visitors Center.
. Restrooms are available in the Visitors Center and beside the Carolina Executive Car. Please wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
. Admission: Adults-$10, Children (4-12)-$5, Children 3 & Under-Free

We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we navigate new guidelines in these changing times.

The Museum and Railroad Historical Center received a Bridge Grant from South Carolina Humanities, www.schumanities.org. ...
05/20/2020

The Museum and Railroad Historical Center received a Bridge Grant from South Carolina Humanities, www.schumanities.org. Funding for the Bridge Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.#NEHcares @sc_humanities @NEHgov

The lemon dream doughnuts are awesome!  We can't wait to try the others!
05/13/2020

The lemon dream doughnuts are awesome! We can't wait to try the others!

This weeks locations and menu:
Tues: old Harvey’s Parking Lot (corner of 25 and Emerald). 7am-2pm
Wed: 900 Montague Ave (beside M&M tire). 7am-2pm

We are excited to see you all again this week! Come on by and say hey and pick you up a treat to make your day a little brighter 🍩🍋🥨🥤🥛

Specialty of the week is The Lemon Dream!
We will also have glazed donuts, cinn/sugar donuts and delicious soft pretzels!

Fresh squeezed lemonade, milk, and chocolate milk!
Don’t forget to “like and share” and let me know so we can choose a winner of 1/2 dozen glazed donuts each day!

We are collecting wedding gowns for the "Here Comes the Bride" exhibit.
05/11/2020

We are collecting wedding gowns for the "Here Comes the Bride" exhibit.

We are collecting wedding gowns for the "Here Comes the Bride" exhibit.

The Pirate exhibit is coming together!
05/11/2020

The Pirate exhibit is coming together!

The Pirate exhibit is coming together!

MEET OUR BOARD.  Christopher Collins was born in Columbia, SC, then lived briefly in Alexandria, VA, and Kannapolis, NC,...
05/05/2020

MEET OUR BOARD. Christopher Collins was born in Columbia, SC, then lived briefly in Alexandria, VA, and Kannapolis, NC, before moving to Greenwood as a child. He graduated from Wofford College where he played soccer, participated in Student Union and the Judicial Council, as well as several musical groups, theatre, and Sigma Nu fraternity. Christopher is a dentist at Grace Street Dental and with the Air National Guard. He and his wife, Elise, have three children - Dawsey, Emma, and Lily - and two boxer furbabies - Samson and Brody. They are members of First Presbyterian Church where Elise is Director of Christian Education. Christopher enjoys outdoor projects, reading, art, music, and Sherlock Holmes. During the COVID-19 shutdown, Christopher has been deployed to the Middle East. We thank Christopher for his service to our country, and we are proud to have him on our board!

The Pirate exhibit is coming together!
05/01/2020

The Pirate exhibit is coming together!

The Pirate exhibit is coming together!

MEET OUR BOARD.  Wells Dunlap is Treasurer of the Museum board.  He was born in Charlotte, NC, and moved to Greenwood wh...
05/01/2020

MEET OUR BOARD. Wells Dunlap is Treasurer of the Museum board. He was born in Charlotte, NC, and moved to Greenwood when he was 3 years old. Wells graduated from Emerald High School and Presbyterian College, and he is an avid Clemson Tigers fan. He is employed at Countybank, where he enjoys building relationships with his clients while helping them with their financial needs. Wells' wife, Amanda, is a teacher at Noah's Ark Preschool. They have two children - Rufus (4) and Livy Grace (3). They are members of First Presbyterian Church. Wells enjoys hunting, golfing, and tailgating at Clemson football games. During the COVID-19 shutdown, he has continued working, teaching his son how to fish, yard work, and spending time with his family. We are glad to have Wells Dunlap on our board!

MEET OUR BOARD.  Colonel James M. (Jim) Wheeler is a native of Greenwood.  He graduated from Greenwood High School, Gupt...
04/30/2020

MEET OUR BOARD. Colonel James M. (Jim) Wheeler is a native of Greenwood. He graduated from Greenwood High School, Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, and Limestone University. He was a member of the SC Army National Guard. After a short career at the Mackey Mortuary in Greenville, he volunteered for active Army service. After several assignments, he held numerous staff positions at the Pentagon, retiring in October, 2001, and remained at the Pentagon serving in the Office of the Secretary Defense, Homeland Defense through December, 2011. After returning to Greenwood, Jim joined and served as President, Star Fort Chapter, Military Officers Association of America, a member of American Legion Post 20, and past President of Greenwood County Coalition of Veterans Organizations. He is a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. Jim became a member of the Museum upon returning to Greenwood and has attended numerous events. He believes the Museum is a vital and important element in the growth of our city, and he considers it a privilege to serve in any capacity. We're glad to have Jim Wheeler on our board!

MEET OUR BOARD.  Anne J. Gunby grew up in Lincolnton, Georgia, received her Bachelors Degree from Spelman College in Atl...
04/29/2020

MEET OUR BOARD. Anne J. Gunby grew up in Lincolnton, Georgia, received her Bachelors Degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, and her Masters Degree from Webster University. Anne retired from State service in 2003 and embarked on a real estate career in 2004 with A-Z Realty. She transferred to Morton's Realty in 2019. She is currently President of the Greenwood Association of Realtors and is serving on the Board of Architectural Review. Anne enjoys working with families as they invest in new homes. Anne and her husband, James, have two children - Keisa Gunby of Columbia, SC, and Kyle Gunby of Riverview, FL - and 2 perfect grandsons who live in Columbia! Two granddogs round out the family. Anne loves volunteering and learning new things. She is an active member of Iota Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and has served in leadership roles on numerous boards. Anne has seriously practiced social distancing during the COVID-19 shutdown, although she stays busy volunteering from a distance, walking, and digging in her flower beds. We are glad to have Anne on our board!

MEET OUR BOARD.  LeShown Goodwin is from Greenwood,  He attended Southern University and Louisiana State University in B...
04/28/2020

MEET OUR BOARD. LeShown Goodwin is from Greenwood, He attended Southern University and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. A graduate of Southern University, he is a fan of the SU Jags, the LSU Tigers, and the New Orleans Saints. LeShown and his wife, Janice, have two children - LaShonda J and Williams Anthony - and a Yorkie named Huncho. LeShown is the Community Relations Liaison for Hospice Care of South Carolina and is pastor of Hebron Baptist Church of Clinton, SC. He loves to cruise, loves giving to others, and loves football in the fall! During the COVID-19 shutdown, LeShown continues his work of helping others in the community. We are glad to have LeShown on our board!

"Some Assembly Required!"  Marion Smith and Nickie Murphy put together the HMS Greenwood in preparation for an exhibit o...
04/27/2020

"Some Assembly Required!" Marion Smith and Nickie Murphy put together the HMS Greenwood in preparation for an exhibit on pirates and buccaneers of the Carolinas. We hope to be able to open this exhibit in July. Stay tuned for more updates . . .

"Some Assembly Required!" Marion Smith and Nickie Murphy put together the HMS Greenwood in preparation for an exhibit on pirates and buccaneers of the Carolinas. We hope to be able to open this exhibit in July. Stay tuned for more updates . . .

MEET OUR BOARD.  Billy (Tee) Tunstall is a Greenwood native.  He graduated from the University of South Carolina, and he...
04/27/2020

MEET OUR BOARD. Billy (Tee) Tunstall is a Greenwood native. He graduated from the University of South Carolina, and he is a BIG Gamecock fan! Tee is Assistant Solicitor for the Eighth Circuit Solicitor's Office. He and his furbaby Lucy (1 1/2-year-old Boykin Spaniel) enjoy taking lots of walks. Tee is an usher at Main Street United Methodist Church. He enjoys watching Gamecock sports, being outdoors, traveling, and being with friends and family. During the COVID-19 shutdown, Tee continues to work, walk with Lucy, and does a lot of cooking! We are glad to have Tee on our board!

MEET OUR BOARD.  Thomasenia (Tommy) Goode grew up in Spartanburg, graduated from the University of South Carolina, and w...
04/24/2020

MEET OUR BOARD. Thomasenia (Tommy) Goode grew up in Spartanburg, graduated from the University of South Carolina, and works with adult education for Greenwood School District 50. She and her husband, Randolph, have two children - Alexander and Jairus. They love large animals and have horses and cows as their pets! They are members of Pine Pleasant Baptist Church in Ninety Six. Tommy enjoys power walking, bike riding, and reading. During the COVID-19 shutdown, Tommy has been working remotely and doing some spring cleaning. She has been enjoying more time with her family and has been taking time to focus on her spiritual growth. We're glad to have Tommy on our board!

Something new is coming to the train room at the Museum!  Volunteers Rick Peck and Jock Moffat are installing the framew...
04/23/2020

Something new is coming to the train room at the Museum! Volunteers Rick Peck and Jock Moffat are installing the framework for a model train that will travel around a track near the top the room. All you'll have to do is push a button to watch it go! The train table and all the accessories have been sanitized and are ready to be sorted into bins.

MEET OUR BOARD.  Brad Alexander, Board President, grew up in Greenwood and graduated from Clemson.  He is a CPA with Man...
04/23/2020

MEET OUR BOARD. Brad Alexander, Board President, grew up in Greenwood and graduated from Clemson. He is a CPA with Manley Garvin, LLC. Brad and his wife Tara have 2 children, Will and Camden, and furbaby Milo, a black lab. The Alexanders are members of Abney Memorial Baptist Church. Brad enjoys golfing, hiking, kayaking, and camping. During the COVID-19 shutdown, Brad continues his work at Manley Garvin, helps the kids with their schoolwork, does yardwork, and enjoys spending time with his family. We are glad to have Brad as our board president!

MEET OUR BOARD!  Sarah S. Pinson grew up in Greenwood, graduated from Clemson, and is, of course, a Tiger fan.  She work...
04/22/2020

MEET OUR BOARD! Sarah S. Pinson grew up in Greenwood, graduated from Clemson, and is, of course, a Tiger fan. She works in her family business, Steifle's Appliance. Sarah and her husband Brian have 3 children - Beau, Will, and Mary, and 2 furbabies - toy poodles Vivie and Millie. They are active members of First Presbyterian Church where Sarah is an elder. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outside, and cooking. Since her business is an essential one, she has been working during the COVID-19 shutdown, but she is able to spend more quality time with family, cooking, and eating lots of family meals around the table. She is appreciating the little things and trying to get as much fresh air as possible! Sarah has a personal connection to the Museum - she is a direct decendant of the family that owned C. L. Beaudrot and Sons Blacksmith Shop. The blacksmith shop is one of our permanent exhibits in the 1910 Greenwood Main Street area in the Museum. We're glad to have Sarah on our board!

MEET OUR BOARD!  Carol Harley grew up in Greenwood, graduated from Piedmont Tech, and roots for the Gamecocks.  She is m...
04/21/2020

MEET OUR BOARD! Carol Harley grew up in Greenwood, graduated from Piedmont Tech, and roots for the Gamecocks. She is married to Ruple Harley, III, and works at Harley Funeral Home and Crematory. They have 3 children - Kerri Jones who works at the funeral home, Davis Renee Migdalas (husband Theo) who is on the front line as an ICU nurse practitioner at Self, and Ben Harley who is a visual communications major at USC. Oliver is their crazy little Chinese-crested powderpuff furbaby. Carol is Chairperson of the Worship Committee at Main Street United Methodist Church and is a communion steward. She enjoys boating, reading and live music. During the COVID-19 shutdown, Carol has been working. Although things are definitely different, Harley Funeral Home continues to provide service to the community. We are glad to have Carol on our Museum board!

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Friday 10:00 - 16:00
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Marion discusses upcoming exhibits honoring Black History Month. The opening reception has been POSTPONED until Thursday, February 20.
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