Wednesday, August 6, 2008

SC State Museum

"Did you hear something?"

We met my parents at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC this weekend. My son is spending the week with them, and Columbia is halfway between us so makes for a good meeting place. We had never been to the museum before and I was surprised at how large it is. The museum building is an old, renovated textile mill that closed many years ago. Very appropriate as the textile industry had been one of the state's major industries for so long prior to such things moving overseas. The exhibits generally included things that have a connection to South Carolina, but were quite extensive. Dinosaurs, colonial and antebellum periods, early industrial age, mining, forestry, space exploration, various science items, and state habitats. My son had a good time and was interested in so much there. A few more photographs after the jump. As always, click on the photographs to see them larger. The full gallery is here.

Fire Engine Gauge

Sabertoothed Cat Fossil

Fitz Telescope

Fitz Telescope Detail

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