The State Agricultural and Mechanical Society of South Carolina, a non-profit group with origins dating back to 1839, is credited with the establishment of the South Carolina State Fair and continues to operate it today.
It is important to note that even though it’s called the “State Fair,” it’s actually not state owned and receives no financial support from state government.
The museum boasts four floors of permanent and temporary exhibits; highlights include a large sculpture of a megalodon shark and a life-sized replica of the first locomotive built entirely in America, known as the Best Friend of Charleston.
Visitors can also go to the museum's 4-D theater to immerse themselves in a life-like film experience, while anyone interested in space can explore the large planetarium and the outdoor telescope viewing terrace.
A walk or a drive in a horse-drawn carriage through the Historic District, with its veranda-fronted mansions and slender church towers, makes it easy to see why the heroine of "Gone with the Wind" preferred to live in Charleston.
In 1773, Charleston was described as the wealthiest town in the American South, and today, it retains perhaps more than any other, the ambiance of plantation society.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 2 pm and 5 pm, and guided tours are available if reserved in advance.
A satellite location was opened in downtown Greenville in 2008, and it is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm with drop-in tours offered on Friday and Saturday afternoons.
South Carolina He's known as "Jay" to many of his employees and neighbors, and after this weekend, Celalittin Ocak will also be known as the former manager of the Waffle House on Richland Avenue West.
Matthews has an agricultural history dating to the eighteenth century when Wannamakers settled in Orangeburg in 1732 and began farming.