March 18, 2008

Must visit: Anderson Co. Museum

Filed under: Library and Museum — lessie @ 3:25 pm

I couldn’t win any awards with this photo — but I had to share because I found this lady just fascinating! Alison Hinman is the curator of the Anderson County Museum, located on Greenville Street. She spoke Saturday about historic houses at the Hudson-Berry DAR meeting. I wasn’t familiar with the field of “curating” and knew even less about historic homes. She worked extensively with the Smith-McDowell House in Asheville, North Carolina, (another link is here) and she described the painstaking process of ensuring each room presented accurate history to the viewer.

She also discussed the cataloging efforts at the Anderson County Museum (volunteers are needed!) and the artifacts in process. I regret saying that I’ve never visited the museum, and after hearing Ms. Hinman speak, I’m putting it on my list of must-sees. Hope you do too.


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