The First Carolinians

The Fort Mill History Museum will present the exhibit “The First Carolinians: The Life and Times of the First Cultures in the Palmetto State” from November 20, 2013 – March 1, 2014. The exhibit examines South Carolina’s earliest residents: The Paleo Indian. An opening reception and lecture is planned for November 19, 2013. SC Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant in September 2013.

“The First Carolinians: The Life and Times of the First Cultures in the Palmetto State”  examines how Native Americans arrived in South Carolina, how they lived, and the changes that took place when they came into contact with Europeans. Consisting of 27 panels and 8 objects, the original exhibit will be enhanced with additional artifacts from the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project.

The opening reception on November 19, 2013 is open to the public. Tickets are $8 per person or $5 for members and can be reserved by calling 803-802-3646 or can be purchased at the door.

The Fort Mill History Museum opened in 2011 to great acclaim, and “First Carolinians” is the first of a series of traveling exhibits that will be brought to the museum to enhance the museum experience. For more information about the Fort Mill History Museum, visit the website at:

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