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Welcome to the Fort Mill SC History Museum




If you haven't seen them, there is still time!
Shifting Ground: History of Land Use in Fort Mill
The Shaping of South Carolina: A Story of Adventure, Politics and Boundary Making.
           
Shifting Ground & SC Boundary
The Life & Times of Congressman Robert Smalls, 1839 - 1915: A Traveling Exhibition
Coming to the Fort Mill History Museum October 1, 2014


           Robert Smalls Coming
Robert Smalls left an indelible legacy of bravery, leadership and public service for all Americans. His life exemplified what many of the former enslaved African Americans were able to achieve with freedom. This exhibition honors his life and legacy.




The Fort Mill History Museum is formed to provide a place where local history is collected and research is performed so people can visit and actively participate in the preservation and enjoyment of the past. The museum will collect, display and preserve all necessary artifacts, cultural writings, documents, photographs, film footage and related historical treasures that contributed to the development of Fort Mill, South Carolina and its outlying locales. This collection will be used to educate and give a tangible understanding of the stages of development of the town, its people and industry.

Programs will be provided that enhance the understanding and education of local history both within the museum and to external locations such as historical tours/sites, schools and civic organizations.

Exhibits will consist of museum owned items and periodic scheduled private on-loan collections.

Our Primary Goal

To preserve Fort Mill's heritage for the benefit of present and future generations.



Our Mission

To promote the collection, preservation, educational interpretation, and display of those artifacts, documents, and events most representative of Fort Mill, South Carolina -
its pre-history and history, its people and institutions, and its cultural and economic development.
picture of old Fort Mill gazebo area at bottom of Main Street



Core Principles and Values

  • Collect items and information of historical and meaningful significance to this community.
  • Preserve information and historic assets in an orderly, consistent and factual manner to maintain integrity and public trust.
  • Research with enthusiasm, thoroughness and truthfulness to ensure no compromise of what history reveals.
  • Share items and information in a credible and non-judgmental manner and provide Fort Mill residents with an enhanced sense of place and history.
  • Remain family-oriented and provide an affordable, educational and enjoyable visitor experience to the public.
  • Maintain a volunteer component in the operations, planning, and decision-making process.
  • Be recognized for excellence in the museum community and a notable public attraction in the upcountry of South Carolina.
  • Be a visible and valued institution in the local area by being both inviting and accessible to visitors
  • Be financially sound and recognized as an important historical and educational resource in regards to Fort Mill history.




  • Admission Rates:
    Adults 19 and up - $5.00
    Students 7 - 18 - $2.00
    Children 6 and under free
    (2 children per paid Adult or $2.00/per child)
    Museum Members free





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News and Up Coming Events

The Shaping of South Carolina:
A Story of Adventure, Politics and Boundary Making
June 19 - September 24, 2014


"The Great Awakening and Southern Backcountry Revolutionaries"
Book Signing & Discussion
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Shifting Ground:
History of Land Use in Fort Mill
April 18 -
September 24, 2014


The Wall That Heals: The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial & Museum
October 16 - October 19, 2014

Art On Main
October 25, 2014


"The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls: A Traveling Exhibition"
October 1, 2014 -
January 7, 2015

1st Annual FMHM Golf Tournament
November 10, 2014

World War I Exhibit
April 8, 2015 - August 1, 2015

Fort Mill History Days
April 25 - 26, 2015





Where the past comes to life!


Fort Mill Trivia

When was a monument dedicated to Women of the Confederacy unveiled?

Confederate Women Statue

Read more…

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Fort Mill History Museum Brochure

General Membership Information
Business Membership Information

General Membership Application
Business Membership Application

Volunteer Opportunites
Volunteer Application



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Fort Mill History Museum
310 N White Street

P. O. Box 1047
Fort Mill, SC 29716-1047

Directions

Phone: (803) 802-3646
email: Info@FortMillHistoryMuseum.org

Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday :
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admission Rates


The Fort Mill History Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation located in the Town of Fort Mill, York County, South Carolina.

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