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Tue, 10/12/2021

Join us in celebrating as we induct two new members of our Anderson County Hall of Fame, James A. Brock and John W. Linley. Seen here are their homes, both of which still stand in Anderson. Brock’…

Tue, 10/05/2021

This Tinkertoy Wonder Builder Construction set was manufactured in 1920 in Evanston, Ill. The set includes wooden spools and rods that can be fit together in order to build different structures.…

Tue, 09/28/2021

This metal sign was presented to John A. Rainey for his all electric farm near Starr, SC. The "Total-Electric Farm and Home Award" was created by Duke Power to incentivize the electrification of…

Tue, 08/24/2021

These are original issues of the St. Nicholas magazine. Beginning in 1873, this magazine featured children’s literature from leading authors of the day. The collection seen here belonged to…

Tue, 08/24/2021

Almost 6,000 pounds of fountain was carefully collected and taken to Charleston to begin restoration by the same group that restored the Hunley submarine. Dating back to 1906, the fountain was…

Tue, 08/24/2021

Learn more about the Robert Anderson Fountain and the plans for restoration in this…

Tue, 08/17/2021

This box of dental crowns dates to the early 1900s and the faux teeth inside were made of porcelain. The hollow crown was filled with a small metal rod and inserted into the gum.

Tue, 08/03/2021

This walkie-talkie radio known officially as the AN/PRC 6 or unofficially as the “Banana radio” or “Prick 6” was designed and used by the US Military by the end of the Korean War to the early…

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…