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About the Anderson County Museum

Since 1983 the award winning Anderson County Museum has been the custodian of local and regional history. We preserve and interpret artifacts that document the history of Anderson County and South Carolina for present and future generations. As a key element in the cultural arts scene, we contribute significantly to the intellectual landscape of Anderson County through our exhibits and programs. We value education and provide an environment for the community and visitors alike to explore, discover and enjoy history.

Our Vision

As the custodian of local and regional history, the Anderson County Museum is a key element in our county’s cultural art scene and intellectual landscape. We seek to broaden the perspectives of visitors through exhibits and programs which celebrate our shared past, commemorate growth, and promote healthy discussion throughout the community.

Our Values

We value education and a culture of inclusion as we offer opportunities for visitors to explore, discover, and enjoy history. We aim to provide and environment which welcomes and encourages our patrons to genuinely encounter the past.

Our Mission

The award-winning Anderson County Museum collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts that document the history of Anderson County and South Carolina. We educate a diverse audience by creating a place where visitors find meaning in learning the local, regional, and national significance of Anderson and South Carolina.


friends of the museum board logoFriends of the Museum

The Friends of the Anderson County Museum is a private 501(C)3 non-profit organization. Gifts made to the Friends of the Anderson County Museum exclusively support museum exhibits and programs. Anderson County funds the Museum’s staff and the operation of its building. Learn more about the Friends of the Museum.


Anderson county museum advisory committee logoAnderson County Museum Advisory Committee

Appointed by the Anderson County Council , the museum Advisory Committee serves as public ambassadors for the museum. This committee is a source of communication between the museum staff and the County Council. The Advisory Committee is responsible for all aspects of the ACM’s Hall of Fame Program. Learn more about the Advisory Committee.


front of our gift shop, Whitner's mercantileWhitner’s Mercantile

Anderson County Museum’s gift shop is managed and curated by the museum staff.

When you shop at Whitner's Mercantile your purchase helps support our mission to collect and interpret artifacts that document the history of Anderson and South Carolina. Learn more and shop at Whitner's Mercantile.