The Village Museum, McClellanville, South Carolina
If you find yourself driving down Highway 17, near McClellanville, SC in northern Charleston County – you might want to stop at The Village Museum. Here’s what they say about themselves on their website:
Acclaimed as one of the finest small town museums in the state. The Village museum opened in April 1999. Exhibits demonstrate a time line of history beginning with villages of the Seewee Indians and the settlement at Jamestown, S.C. by the French Huguenots, through the rice planting on the great Santee plantations and the establishment of the town of McClellanville as a coastal resort. Displays also tell of the simple lifestyle of the the postwar farmer, the rise of timber harvesting in the 20th Century and the growth of the local seafood industry. The museum attempts to both educate its visitors as well as entertain them.
You can find them at:
401 Pinckney Street, McClellanville, South Carolina
At end of Pinckney (Main) Street next to the Town Hall
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
10 am to 5 pm
(Closed 12 noon to 1 pm for lunch)
Also, why you are there, you might want to check out their Gift Shop. I fell for this Postcard History Series of Georgetown and the Waccamaw Neck in Vintage Postcards by Susan Hoffer McMillan – wonderful postcards, coupled to an incredible amount of history.
You can read more about McClellanville here.