Established in 1976, we’re located at the heart of the historic Horseshoe on the University of South Carolina’s campus. Our collections date back to 1801 and provide insight into the history of the university and the community, culture, and environment of the American South. McKissick Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums, operating within their guidelines for the proper care and safekeeping of these historical artifacts.
This blog has been used since the fall of 2011 to share the progress of McKissick Museum’s Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grants. These significant awards have allowed the museum to catalog and digitize its collections. McKissick Museum houses thousands of artifacts from local and regional geology collections including minerals, rocks, and fossils (invertebrate, vertebrate and paleobotanic specimens), as well as other significant specimens from around the world.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.