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VISIT US AT MUSEUM OF WESTERN YORK COUNTY

PRESERVING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE

 
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MUSEUM HOURS

The museum is currently closed until future notice.

Saturday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm   

Sunday: By Appointment

Monday thru Friday: By Appointment

 
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GALLERY DISPLAYS

WAR ROOM

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Dedicated to military veterans of Western York County who served their nation in time of war. 

The centerpiece of this exhibit is the 1900 military escort wagon built under federal contract in St. Charles, Missouri. The covered wagon is unusual in that most of its hardware remains intact, making it one of approximately 20 in the nation.

WILKERSON GALLERY

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This gallery, partially funded by Mr. Bill Stroud, the adopted son of W. B. Wilkerson Jr., is devoted to the agricultural history of Western York County. 

Here you will see many small farm implements, tools, plows and a replica of a sorghum syrup mill. Seniors who grew up on a farm are in store for many warm recollections, and amazement waits for the younger set.

KEEPERS GALLERY

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Originally a hallway in the school, the gallery exhibits a diverse collection of objects relative to the history of York County.


Among the objects are framed documents dating to the 1840's, and portraits of prominent people of the county and some period furniture.

DOCUMENTS GALLERY

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You will enter the museum in the spacious "Documents Gallery" that derives its name from the twenty-three large facsimiles of documents that line the walls of the gallery.


Among these documents are the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, all which made the United States of America a nation.

HOPE-PARKER LIBRARY

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This library is named honor of Mr. Carl Hope, a local researcher and supporter of the museum and in memory of Elmer O. Parker, researcher. 

The hand-crafted shelving, by a local artisan, archives a collection of books by American authors, local, county and state histories, as well as, family and church histories. The peaceful elegance of the library lends itself easily for afternoon teas, receptions and parties.

THOMAS GALLERY

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This gallery honors Doris and Leon Thomas who have generously given of their funds and talents to the creation of this museum. 

A collection of washboards, flat irons, bottles and other items important to local history may be viewed by the visitor.

HUDSON GALLERY

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The Hudson Gallery is dedicated to Sue and C. Brooks Hudson whose generous gift made the museum a reality.

THE CLASSROOM

The Classroom displays items from the various schools of Western York County.


 

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CONTACT US

Address:

3716 Woodlawn Street
Sharon, South Carolina

Phone:

803.658.5025

 

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