Last fall the South Carolina Historical Society (SCHS) unveiled a new museum on Meeting Street in the historic Fireproof Building. At the time of the opening, SCHS’ director of education, Heather Reed, talked about how the society wants to make history accessible to the public.
[content-2] “If you’re a history nerd, or you’re on vacation, or you’ve got kids. Wherever you’re at, there’s something here for you,” she said.
SCHS is following through with that kid promise, now offering new family events and education programs.
On Sat. March 9 from 10:30 a.m.-noon SCHS invites kids and families for a free event to learn about Eliza Lucas Pinckney, one of the first famous agriculturists in the United States and the first woman to be inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame. The event features hands-on activities including planting indigo and dying a T-shirt to take home. Reserve a spot by emailing Bailey Knight by Wed. March 6 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SCHS is also introducing new field trip programs for kids of all ages, including interactive programs, self-guided scavenger hunts, guided tours, and archive/library programs. Programs are designed around South Carolina Social Studies standards. Interested teachers and schools can email Bailey Knight for more info.
The Historical Society has also launched a new education website, a self-described “one-stop resource.” An interactive map features a variety of items from the SCHS collections from across the state. See it for yourself now.