Interactive exhibits on the extraordinary history of South Carolina's people, places, and movements.
The SCHS collection includes manuscripts, letters, journals, maps, drawings, and photographs that span the history of the state.
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Art, Literature, and Culture
From the arts to cuisine to Gullah culture, this gallery focuses on the rise of cultural diversity throughout the state. An interactive touchscreen allows visitors to learn about various influential figures and their artistic impact alongside works by icons such as landscape architect Loutrel Briggs. There are also “discovery drawers” that feature original typescripts, photographs, and musical recordings.