|July 11||7:00pm||Cowboy Party||A party to open the Ed Brown's Rodeo and Cowboy Exhibits, complete with Line Dancing (lessons included) and other fun. Chuckwagon buffet included with entry. $20 for CHAPS members and $25 for non-members. Saloon opens at 7:00pm. Call 864-489-3988 or stop by the museum to reserve your space.
Availability Limited-Call Today!
|July 11-Aug 2
||During Museum Hours
||Ed Brown's Rodeo
and Dust of the Trail Cowboy Exhibits
In Partnership with the Schiele Museum of
|Celebrating over four decades of the Ed Brown Rodeo in Cherokee County, this exhibit is combined with components from the Schiele Museum of Natural History to tell the surprising history of the American Cowboy!
|July 31||4:00pm to 7:00pm||Family Night||Free admission to Museum galleries and special exhibits.|
|The American Revolutionary War
1775-1783 in South Carolina
In Partnership with the S.C. State Museum
Made possible by The Humanities Council SC
|Displayed for the first time outside of the S.C. State Museum, The American Revolution in South Carolina examines the major role that S.C. played in the War for Independence, where over 200 engagements took place (more than any other colony).|
|September 16||TBA||Constitution Day Forum||Historian Ivory Wilson leads a discussion on the United States Constitution.|
|September 20||TBA||Casino Night||More info coming...Save the date!|
|November 1||6:00pm to 9:00pm||Ghost Walk|
|December 6||8:00am to 11:00am||Pancakes For Preservation|
From August 25 to September 17, 2011 the Museum commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks through the exhibit Eyewitnesses to 9/11: From Tragedy to Transformation. In addition, the Cherokee Historical & Preservation Society partnered with Gaffney High School for the "Where Were You?" oral history project. In May 2013, the Museum presented the special exhibit Pirates, Privateers, and Buccaneers in celebration of its fifth year anniversary.
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.