Animals, Plants, and Carolina Bays
Florence Museum Curator Stephen Motte provides insight into range of common and rare animals and plants found in the region and an unusual geologic phenomena, the Carolina Bay. "A Small Exhibit about a Big Place" was a collaboration between the Florence Museum and the Pee Dee Land Trust.
From the Florence Museum: "This exhibit explores the Pee Dee not only as a cultural space but as a diverse region of ecological and geological significance. From Chesterfield to Georgetown the Pee Dee is bound together by its common resource, the Great Pee Dee River. This water system has shaped the identity of plant life, wildlife and society since before the first Europeans settled here over 300 years ago.
Featured in the exhibit are dinosaur fossils, Native American artifacts, maps, and local art and crafts interwoven with information which gives the viewer a glimpse of the many faces of Pee Dee history. Also on display is a video which follows the growth and decline of tobacco farming in Marion county, produced by ETV. The Pee Dee Land Trust, sponsor of the exhibit, is an organisation dedicated to preserving the heritage of the region by protecting lands of agricultural, ecological and historic value.
More about the Pee Dee Land Trust.
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