Sumter County Museum 2020 Calendar of Events

On Display Now in McKenzie Hall in Heritage Education Center: Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope, and Bravery traveling exhibit from the South Carolina State Library

On Display Now in Ackerman Hall at Jewish History Center: The True Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France traveling exhibit from the Institute for Holocaust Education

Rescheduled for Thursday, August 13th, 2-5pm: Summer Workshop: Archaeology Adventure

Sunday, November 8th at 2pm: “The Ship that Nobody Wanted, the Tragic Story of Kristallnacht and the M.S. St. Louis” Talk with Barry Glick at Jewish History Center

*all events are free unless otherwise posted

  UPDATE: Due to rain, this workshop has been rescheduled for August 13.
Archaeology Adventure poster


Archaeology Adventure
We have thieves at work at the Museum and we need your help! They are stealing from an excavation site where our museum archaeologist has come across a spectacular find of artifacts. We will need top excavators on this. It is only matter of time before the items that were stolen will be sold on the black market. We only have a day to go back in time to figure out what type of artifacts are at the excavation site so that we can help the authorities find the artifacts and return them safely.

For youth ages 8-17
$20 for Members of the Museum | $25 for Public
Thursday, August 13th, 2-5pm
Sumter County Museum
122 N. Washington St.
Sumter, SC 29150

All upcoming programs are contingent on public accessibility during this temporary closure. Summer Workshops have been modified to protect students and staff from COVID-19. Your child’s health and safety are important to us. The following measures are in place during summer workshops to protect students:
Registration is limited to 10 students.
Workshop to take place in larger Multipurpose Room
spaced to accommodate social distancing.
Seating spaced 6+ feet apart.
Each student will have dedicated supplies, none shared.
Increased emphasis on hand washing.
All surfaces and supplies disinfected before use.
Staff will wear masks when in close contact with students.
If students bring drinks only one time use containers are allowed and the container should have the child's name written on it.

Class almost full. Please contact the museum at 803-775-0908 for availability.

The Ship that Nobody Wanted Poster
Sunday, November 8th at 2 pm



Sumter County Museum
122 North Washington Street
P.O. Box 1456
Sumter, SC 29151-1456
Phone 803-775-0908
Sumter County Museum Hours: Thurs-Sat 10:00-5:00 Closed Holidays
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Jewish History Center Hours: Thurs and Fri 1:00 to 4:00 and Sat 10:00 to 1:00
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