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You can browse Libraries and Museums that have submitted their information to CN2 below. Click on the name of a museum to jump right to the information.
City of Lancaster
City of Rock Hill
Lancaster County public libraries
York County Public Libraries
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City of Lancaster Museums
Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio, Gallery, and Garden are located downtown Lancaster in a row of former pool halls & cafes known as "Backstreet". Gallery exhbits change regularly and include works ranging from student & outsider artists to internationally acclaimed and accomplished artists. Outdoor private garden includes 55' fishpond and waterfalls and boasts works by a mulitude of artists. Artists working studio is available for tours by appointment. Award winning artist Bob Doster began aquiring the four buildings that make up "Backstreet" in the 1970's and renovating them as need demanded. The gallery & garden have been described by visitors as "New York", "SOHO", "N'orleans", avant garde, trendy, funky, ecclectic, high energy. Located at 217 East Gay Street, "Backstreet" is open seven days a week by appointment.
Bob Doster has been a working artist for more than thirty years and his works have been commissioned by thousands including Saks Fifth Avenue, Stanly Memorial Hospital, Palmetto Health, Founders Federal Credit Unions, Apple Computers, Nucor, and other corporate, government, institutions, and foundations. In addition, Doster has impacted the lives of more than 100,000 students through artist residencies in many states. In 2006, he received the highest honor for S.C. artists: Verner-O'neill governor's award and has been named "Keeper of the Culture" by York County Culture & Heritage Commission, small business of the year by Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, S.C.'s First Steps Hero of the Child, and received many other prestigious awards throughout his career.
"Backstreet" welcomes all visitors to downtown Lancaster to enjoy the many cultural opportunites we offer in our small town.
City of Rock Hill Museums
A single, tax-deductible donation to the United Arts Fund supports music, theatre, dance, arts education and visual arts exhibitions. Gallery space, professional artist studios and meeting and reception space are available.
Visit the Center for the Arts located at 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, S.C. 29732.
Please call (803)328-2787 for more information and see our upcoming events under the calendar tab.
Hours of Operation are as follows:
Located in the heart of downtown Rock Hill, the Comporium Museum offers you a hands-on tour through 100 years of providing communications to the area’s residential and business customers.
Your tour begins with a brief video presentation outlining the 100 year history of the company. See how the history of communications has evolved over the past century. Your tour begins in the late 1800’s telephone office where you get to use an original magneto telephone. Visit displays such as a 1930’s hotel lobby where you can use a coin-operated telephone booth then use a switchboard where you become the operator. See the display of local telephone directories throughout the history of the company. Look at how communications developed from transistors to fiber optics. See the communications opportunities available to you now and investigate new ideas that will be available in the future.
Museum Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. For information or directions call 1-803-324-4030. The Museum is located at 117 Elk Avenue, Rock Hill, South Carolina between Main Street and Black Street.
Choose Your Own Adventure
1. Take a cultural excursion into learning as you view over 200 full- mounted African animals along with African cultural artifacts.
Hours: Mon.- Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Open year-round; Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Admission: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $3, Children Under 5 and members are free. Group rates available.
For information call 803-329-2121. Visit our web site at www.cultureandheritagemuseums.org
Sat. 11 a.m. Star Stories
York county museums
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features 775 acres with 28 historic structures open to the public. Living history days and major events on scheduled weekends.
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Open year-round; closed: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Site admission for tour and trails: Adults $6; Seniors $5; Students $3; Children under 5 years old are free.
Walt Schrader Trails Only: Adults $2; Seniors and Students $1
For Information and Major Events Prices: Call 803-684-2327 (member discounts available).
Visit our web site at www.chmuseums.org, or directly connect to this site on our link, which can be found on CN2.com home page under the “directory” tab.
212 E. Jefferson St.
Archives for genealogical and historical research in the Carolina Piedmont.
Hours of operation: Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Closed – New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
For information, call 803-694-3948 ext. 33. Visit our web site at www.chmuseums.org
Located less than a block from beautiful historical downtown York. McCelvey Center houses a 560-seat theater and hosts the annual McCelvey Center Showcase Series, which features a variety of performing artists from around the world. McCelvey also offers a performing arts series for children.
For tickets or information, call 803-684-3948 ext. 21. Visit our web site at www.chmuseums.org