Changing Exhibits


Tutankhamun: Return of the King  

Now Open

Experience the life and death of one of history's most legendary kings through 124 replicas of King Tut's sacred and personal possessions. Then follow the story of archaeologist Howard Carter, who discovered the nearly intact treasure filled tomb in 1922.

Fascinating for the whole family, this blockbuster exhibit will amaze and inspire the young and old.


Mama, Let's Make a Moon

Now Open

This new exhibition will feature illustrations from artist Clay Rice’s most recent children’s book, Mama Let’s Make a Moon. These original hand-cut illustrations artfully weave their way through the mountains of the Appalachia to bring the characters towards core family values such as love of family, making something from nothing and just plain having fun. .

The Civil War in South Carolina

Now open

The year 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. A series of new exhibits marks the observance and opens new history exhibit space at the State Museum.  The display is part of an expansion of the Museum’s permanent Civil War exhibits that will add, when complete, another 2200 square feet of new space to the museum’s history floor.

The Art and Life of Addie Sims: A Look Into Her World

This new virtual exhibit showcases artwork by Addie Sims, a female artist who produced beautiful paintings and a sculpture depicting the people and places around her South Carolina plantation. The exhibit also tells the story of Addie as she struggled to pursue a career in art despite the social barriers and the intervention of the Civil War.