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Two SC Museums Receive Awards

February 22, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
The S.C. Museum wins prestigious award.

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Two S.C. museums have earned prestigious awards this year. The winners are the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia and Colleton Museum and Farmers Market in Walterboro.

The South Carolina State Museum was awarded the Governor’s Cup, which is the highest tourism award. It received this award for the planetarium and observatory, along with other expansions, according to an article in the Post and Courier.  As a result of the expansion in 2015, the museum’s revenue grew at an enormous rate of 85%, with attendance growing by 45%.

The Colleton Museum was awarded the Charles Bundy Award. The award honors rural places of tourism throughout the state. Five years ago, the museum drew about 5,000 visitors a year. Now, more than 18,000 people visit the renovated storefront and the additional farmers' market each year.

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