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Traveling Exhibits

Traveling Exhibits by the Anderson County Museum

The Anderson County Museum has two available traveling exhibits. “Delayed Honor” reveals the compelling legacy of African-American Medal of Honor recipient Freddie Stowers.

The “Spark Behind the Electric City” shares the story of William Whitner and the history of how Anderson became known as the Electric City.  Reserve one of our travelling exhibits for your venue or your next event. For more information, contact us, or call us at 864-260-4737.


Delayed Honor: The Life and Legacy of Freddie Stowers

photo of the travelling exhibitOur traveling exhibit on World War I hero and Medal of Honor recipient Freddie Stowers is now available for rent. You will not want to miss this opportunity to introduce your students to one of Anderson County’s greatest historical figures!

Our exhibit is easy to assemble and can be displayed in a range of spaces. Eight exhibit panels hold content and period photos while authentic WWI era posters provide atmosphere. The kids will be enthralled by the display of a replica uniform and M15 Adrian Helmet just like Freddie Stowers himself wore in combat.

Stowers’ story intersects with many standards for American and South Carolina history, and is accessible to a wide range of reading levels. There is great value in being able to achieve your educational goals, while providing a lesson that is totally unique to our rich county history.

The rental fee for this exhibit is only $75 per month in addition to a $25 deposit which is refunded upon return of the exhibit. Let Freddie Stowers be part of what you’re learning this school year!


William Whitner: The Spark Behind the Electric City

whitner travelling exhibit photoLet the story of William Whitner jump start your students’ learning this year. The local hero and brilliant engineer was the first to run electricity over a long distance in the South, earning Anderson’s nickname of “The Electric City.”

This exhibit features a sleek stand-alone display that is nearly eight feet tall and eighteen feet long. But no need to worry about space! This flexible IsoFrame design will bend into a variety of positions, including around corners and even in a wave. It also features a DVD presentation by Duke Energy, the sponsor for our wonderful exhibit.

William Whitner’s life touches on several goals and standards like those associated with industrialization, King Cotton, big business, railroads, and more. It will also hone learning skills like identifying change over time and recognizing cause and effect.

Sponsored by Duke Energy, this traveling exhibit can come to your school free of charge!


For more information or to reserve one of these exhibitscontact us, or call us at 864-260-4737