Museum tours can be scheduled for groups of all ages and interests, including students, senior citizens and church groups. Hands-on tours are offered for children focusing on Native Americans, Cotton and the Early 20th Century Kitchen. General and special tours are scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance and limited to 25 persons per tour.
Immediately inside the front doors of the Hartsville Museum stands a beautiful Herschede grandfather clock. A symbol of taste and refinement, the clock represents the unique combination of technical skill and traditional design. A priceless heirloom, it is so much more than a mere timepiece; it is a beloved companion that radiates warmth and charm.
One of the distinguishing architectural characteristics is a skylight. Originally clear glass, each new panel is designed with objects that help tell the story of the history of Hartsville and the state. Gifts from Benefactors made the completion of all 12 panels possible in 2002.
The Eastern Carolina Silver collection displays several different designs used in 1907 when the company opened.
The Dining Room exhibit lends itself well to small groups and clubs of 25 people or less that need a meeting place and want to serve refreshments.
Welcoming Visitors ….
The Museum enjoys hosting school groups. We have recently had visitors from Thornwell School for the Arts, Southside Early Childhood Center, and Lakeview Baptist Church Kindergarten. A group of children from the YMCA’s program often stops by during school holidays.