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Museum Newsroom: Spring Break; History Day, April 2

Monday, March 28, 2016

Spend Spring Break at the State Museum

Come explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, solar viewing in the observatory and a variety of planetarium and 4D shows. See it all and more with the Spring Savings Pass. Plus, buy mom a Mother’s Day gift from the Cotton Mill Exchange this week and receive a free guest pass to include with your gift. Visit scmuseum.org and start planning your visit.

 

Clay Rice Silhouette Cutting, March 30

Award winning artist and children’s book author Clay Rice will be at the South Carolina State Museum for silhouette cutting portrait sessions. Get  a special silhouette keepsake made by one of the most popular silhouette artists in the state. Space is limited, so guests are urged to make an appointment. The silhouette cuttings are $42 for two copies of the same person and $10 for each for additional copy. Visit scmusem.org for more info or to make an appointment.

 

Discover Native American Culture during History Day, April 2

The South Carolina State Museum will celebrate Native American culture during its annual History Day, April 2, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music, hands-on activities and watch master craftspeople demonstrate their traditional Native American material live. Experts will also discuss important archeological sites in South Carolina, Native American traditions and foodways. Visit scmuseum.org to learn more.

 

$1 General Admission on First Citizens First Sunday, April 3

General admission to the South Carolina State Museum is only $1 for guests on First Citizens First Sunday! Included in general admission, guests can explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits. Blockbuster exhibit admission, Planetarium and 4D Theater shows are an additional price. Visit scmuseum.org to learn more.

 

Confronting the Holocaust and the Aftermath, April 3

In conjunction with the exhibit, Holocaust Remembered, the museum is hosting a special panel discussion, “Confronting the Holocaust and the Aftermath,” with Henry Miller, Henry M. Goldberg, and Lilly Filler, all representing families of Holocaust survivors. They will be joined by T. Moffatt Burriss, a liberator of concentration camps. Robin Waites, executive director of the Historic Columbia Foundation, will moderate.  The panel discussion will begin at 2 p.m. in the Palmetto Gallery.

 

Don’t forget the South Carolina State Museum is always open late every Tuesday night! Click here for a list of Second Shift Twosday shows and activities.

 

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We would be happy to work with you to set up a story or provide you with more information about any of the items listed above. For more information, please contact our public relations manager, Jared Glover, at (803) 348-6010 (c), (803) 898-4948 (o) or jared.glover@scmuseum.org.

 

About the South Carolina State Museum: As the state’s largest and most comprehensive museum, the South Carolina State Museum, offers a unique, entertaining and educational experience to visitors throughout its 225,000 square foot facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista.  The State Museum is housed in one of its largest artifacts, an 1894 former textile mill listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places. In addition to beautiful meeting spaces throughout the facility, guests can explore outer space in one of the largest planetariums in the Southeast, watch an interactive 4D movie and look through a vintage telescope in a one-of-a-kind observatory. These exciting opportunities are all in addition to the four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology. Visit scmuseum.org to learn more.

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