|May 9||4:00pm to 7:00pm||Museum Family Night||Free admission.|
10am to 4pm
10am to 4pm
10am to 4pm
10am to 4pm
Thurs. May 9: 10am to 7pm
|Pirates, Privateers, and Buccaneers Exhibit
Discover the lives and times of buccaneers during the heyday of piracy, the exhibit will thrill those of all ages with interactive activities such as hoisting the Jolly Roger, design your own Jolly Roger, knot tying, dress like a pirate, drive the ship, and more!
NOTE THAT THE MUSEUM IS OPEN ON SATURDAYS FROM 10AM TO 4PM (IN ADDITION TO NORMAL HOURS) DURING THIS SPECIAL EXHIBIT...DON'T MISS IT!
|Interpretive panels developed by the South Carolina State Museum. Exhibit features components provided by the Schiele Museum of Natural History.
Topics and activities include: Pirate Treasure, A Pirate's Life, Seafaring Punishments, Navigating the Seas, What Pirate's Ate, Pirate Flags, Pirate Ships, Various Villains, Women Pirates, Pirates in Entertainment, and dozens more!
|May 18||10:00am to 4:00pm||Potters on Gaffney's Old Field
Vendor Registration Form
|Annual pottery show and sale returns on the historic mustering grounds of the South Carolina militia at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum. No fee for vendors. $5 per person/$3 under 12. Entrance fee also includes museum admission and pirate exhibit.|
|May 18||10:00am to 4:00pm||Pirate Party!||Meet the live pirate crew, The Charles Towne Few. Free pirate prize for the first 200 kids under 12. Reduced admission of $3.00 includes Museum galleries and Pottery Show.|
|June 1||Hogshead Cash Bar opens at 7:00pm
Hardtack, junk, salamagundi, and more served at 7:30pm
Come as ye are or come as ye dare, lest ye be seen as a landlubber and ordered to dance the hempin jig.
Practice ye pirate slang and know-how for prizes and fun.
|Ticketed Event. Call 896-489-3988 to reserve tickets. $25 per person. 21 and over only.
Parking on the Mustering Grounds and enter through Foyer.
|June 13||7:00pm||Wine Tasting Seminar||Call 864-489-3988 to reserve your space.|
|July 10-20||The Museum will open extended hours during the S.C. Peach Festival:
Wednesdays-Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, July 11 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
|July 10-20||Museum Hours||Terry Price Art Exhibit
||Local artist Terry Price displays his favorite pieces in the Museum Event Hall.
||4:00pm to 7:00pm||Museum Family Night and
Meet the Artist: Terry Price
|July 11||7:00pm||Wine Tasting Series
||Call 864-489-3988 to reserve your space.|
|November 1||TBA||Ghost Walk 2013||The popular event returns. More info TBA.|
From August 25 to September 17, 2011 the Museum commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks through the exhibit "Eyewitnesses to 9/11: From Tragedy to Transformation." In addition, the Cherokee Historical & Preservation Society partnered with Gaffney High School for the "Where Were You?" oral history project.
The Museum is quickly becoming a popular rentable space having hosted various events including business conferences, wedding receptions, reunions, and more.
Renovations on Phase Two of the building have been completed increasing the amount and quality of rentable spaces thanks to a generous grant from The Timken Foundation. Upon completion of Phases II and III, the History & Arts Museum will house over 20,000sq. feet of exhibits, meeting spaces, and educational resources for Cherokee County residents and visitors.
The Museum is recently completed the Museum Assessment Program through the American Association of Museums and was has been named a Blue Star Museum by the National Endowment for the Arts for the past two years.