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Wed, 07/21/2021

On July 19th the Warren Lasch Conservation Center at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston, SC began the arduous task of dismantling the Robert Anderson Fountain.…

Tue, 06/22/2021

This brass fire bell from the Anderson City Fire Department dates from the 1940s to the 1960s. Stop by today to see other items from Anderson’s firefighting history displayed outside the Roper…

Tue, 06/15/2021

Don’t you love this vintage vacuum?

This circa 1911 Goldenrod Vacuum Cleaner is fascinating not only in its design but its use! The Goldenrod was one of few manual vacuum cleaners very…

Tue, 06/08/2021

This jewelry box is from downtown Anderson, c.a. 1915.

Marchbanks & Babb Jewelers operated on North Main Street approximately between the years of 1909 and 1920. Gilbert E. Marchbanks…

Thu, 06/03/2021

The Anderson County Museum is grateful to Duke Energy Carolinas for a $3000 Community Grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. Their generous gift goes towards construction on our new permanent…

Tue, 06/01/2021

This original 1928 Piggly Wiggly wall calendar displays recipes, meals, and dinner services for each month in the year. By 1922 Anderson had its first Piggly Wiggly on South Main Street in the…

Tue, 05/25/2021

This 1978 Varsity Jacket was awarded to March Seabrook for tennis from T.L. Hanna High School. This photo of Seabrook comes from our copy of the 1977 Hanna Tidings yearbook. What are some of your…

Tue, 05/18/2021

This cast iron pharmaceutical scale dates between 1880 and the 1910s. It measures in grams and grains and was used to weigh out medicine for dental patients in Anderson in the early 20th century…

Tue, 05/11/2021

These boots belonged to W.B. King “Big King” who was Sheriff of Anderson in the early 1900s. Known as “The Largest Sheriff in the World” Big King weighed 425 pounds and was nearly 7 feet tall!…

Tue, 05/04/2021

Do you remember having ice delivered? This souvenir spoon and bottle opener was given away by the Anderson City Ice Plant opened by the Townsend brothers in 1889. The factory was capable of…

Tue, 04/27/2021

Look for the Artifact of the Week every Tuesday on the Anderson County Museum’s website. Each week we’ll give a behind-the-scenes look at an artifact in our archive.

This week’s feature is…

Tue, 04/20/2021

Did you ever eat at Ponder’s? This apron was from one of the two Anderson locations for Ponder’s Ice Cream Co. established in Greer and with many locations across South Carolina.  By 1942 there…