|April 6-May 14
Mud, Sweat, and Cheers:
Football in the Palmetto State
This exhibit highlights South Carolina's favorite sport from 1899 to today with the addition of local stories and artifacts that relate to the history of football in South Carolina.
Presented in partnership with City of Gaffney for the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.
|Included with Museum Admission.
|May 2||10:00am to 6:00pm||
Hometown Teams Day at the Museum
A day of special activities to celebrate Hometown Teams in Gaffney. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the Mud, Sweat, and Cheers temporary exhibit, as well as the many artifacts related to Cherokee County sports that are a part of the Museum's permanent collection. Activities will include games for the kids, guest speakers, docent tours highlighting local sports stories and figures, and rare access to the Coach Bob Prevatte scrapbook. The day will conclude with a Kentucky Derby viewing in the Event Hall.
|Wear your favorite team jersey to show your team spirit or dress in your classiest race day attire in celebration of local horse racing history.
All activities included with regular Museum admission of $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
Bring the family out to celebrate the opening of the Museum Pavilion. This preservation effort has saved the former Irene Park Pavilion Roof, relocating it to the Historic Mustering Grounds at the History & Arts Museum.
| More information to be announced soon.
The Museum is quickly becoming a popular rentable space having hosted various events including business conferences, wedding receptions, reunions, and more.
Renovations on Phase Two of the building have been completed increasing the amount and quality of rentable spaces thanks to a generous grant from The Timken Foundation. Upon completion of Phases II and III, the History & Arts Museum will house over 20,000sq. feet of exhibits, meeting spaces, and educational resources for Cherokee County residents and visitors.
The Museum is recently completed the Museum Assessment Program through the American Association of Museums and has been named a Blue Star Museum by the National Endowment for the Arts for the past three years.