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11 Church Street
Sumter, SC 29150
803-775-0908

NOW OPEN!
Scenes of the Center's Openning
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Learn about South Carolina’s Jewish history and Sumter’s early settlers. Explore the history of the Holocaust and Sumter’s connections to survivors and liberators. Spend time in the newly developed exhibit hall, then marvel at the historic stained glass windows and beautiful architectural features of the temple’s sanctuary.

Click here for a video of the opening speech by Roger Ackerman

Image of attendees at the Temple Sinai opening
Featuring:
Introduction to Jewish traditions
Exploration of Jewish immigrants
Stories from Sumter residents
Lessons from the Holocaust
Oral histories

Hours:
Thursdays- 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fridays- 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturdays- 10:00am to 1:00pm
For tours outside of these hours or for large groups, please contact Annie Rivers at 803-775-0908 or arivers@sumtercountymuseum.org to schedule a time.

Admission Fees:
Tickets can be purchased at either site.
Temple Sinai Jewish History Center Only
$5 Adults 18-64
$2 Students 6-17 and Seniors 65+
Free 5 and Under and Sumter County Museum Members

Both: Temple Sinai Jewish History Center
and Sumter County Museum*
(Williams-Brice House and Carolina Backcountry Homestead)
$8 Adults 18-64
$3 Students 6-17 and Seniors 65+
Free 5 and Under and Sumter County Museum Members
*COMBO tickets are valid for 7 days.

image of a display at Temple Sinai

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Temple Sinai Jewish History Center featured in press:

Fall 2018 Jewish Historical Society of SC magazine article on the Center

South Carolina now has a Holocaust museum, and not a moment too soon
The State
August 5, 2018

From Nuremberg to Alcolu: Daughter of lawyer who prosecuted Nazis and whom Tom Hanks played in ‘Bridge of Spies’ makes a donation to Sumter’s Jewish History Center
The Sumter Item
June 24, 2018

A light unto the world': Artist tells story behind drawings of young Holocaust victims at Sumter's Jewish History Center
The Sumter Item
June 5, 2018

Sumter Today Video
June 4, 2018

Sumter’s Temple Sinai Jewish History Center to Open Friday
The Sumter Item
May 27, 2018

Sumter’s Temple Sinai finds a way to survive by telling the story of Jews in the South
The Post and Courier
May 19, 2018

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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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