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Cherokee County History & Arts Museum

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Located on the 1812 mustering ground of the South Carolina Militia and the site of the historic Central School, the Cherokee County History & Arts Museum is also home to the offices of its governing body, the Cherokee Historical & Preservation Society, Inc.

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.

About Us

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society, Inc. was formed in 1969 by a group of citizens concerned about the rapid loss of Cherokee County's historical heritage to development and progress.

The group now consists of nearly two-hundred members and has taken great strides to educate the public about the significance of the county's numerous historical sites.

The Society is pleased to announce the opening of the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum at 301 College Drive in Gaffney, South Carolina on May 17, 2008. The artifact-based, interactive facility adds a new dimension to the area's already rich culture.

In addition to the History & Arts Museum, CHAPS, Inc., owns Possum Trot School, located at Exit 102 on I-85, and the Vincent-Blanton Burying Ground.

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Details and Specs

Hours of Operation:
Wed10:00 AM4:00 PM
Thr10:00 AM4:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM4:00 PM
Notes: Saturday times vary by event/ ahead.


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