New location of Florence County Museum brings more space, foot t - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

New location of Florence County Museum brings more space, foot traffic

Florence County Museum Florence County Museum
Florence County Museum Florence County Museum

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The Florence County Museum is said to be one of the Pee Dee's premier museums. It’s been in its new location in downtown Florence since October 2014.

The land that the new building took over was completely vacant for twenty years before the museum was re-located. This location was chosen to bring more foot traffic to downtown Florence.

This was a partnership between the county and the state. It was important to city leaders that downtown Florence was the place for this new museum, because of the continued redevelopment plans for the area.

Stephen Wukela, Mayor of Florence says, “We were thrilled with the idea to have yet another public investment downtown that would provide cultural amenities and also bring frankly foot traffic. What they were able to end up constructing and what we are able to now end up enjoying downtown was nothing short of a fantastic Smithsonian quality museum.”

The mayor of Florence also explains that the city is thrilled to have another public investment downtown that provides cultural amenities while also bringing people from around the globe.

The new location is also right in between two districts of downtown. “We have arts and culture with the performing arts center right across the street and then we have the historic district with Florence’s most historic buildings,” says Stephen Motte, the Curator Interpretation and Collections at the Florence County Museum.

With over 3,200 feet in exhibit space, the new start of the art museum can hold even more artwork now. Motte adds, “What we bring to the community are exhibits and programs. We have been able in this facility to host the kinds of exhibits our previous building would not allow.”

The exhibit showcased over the past year has been works from a Florence, South Carolina native, William H. Johnson… providing a personal glimpse into the people and places of Florence. The exhibit can be viewed until this weekend.

Copyright 2015 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Georgetown Sheriffs investigating early morning shooting outside bar

    Georgetown Sheriffs investigating early morning shooting outside bar

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:57:24 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - Georgetown Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help after a man was shot early Sunday morning outside LoLo's Bar in Andrews. According to a report released by GCSO, a 30-year-old man was wounded around 5 a.m. Sunday morning and transported to the hospital for treatment.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at (843)-546-5102. Copyright 2018. WMBF News. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - Georgetown Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help after a man was shot early Sunday morning outside LoLo's Bar in Andrews. According to a report released by GCSO, a 30-year-old man was wounded around 5 a.m. Sunday morning and transported to the hospital for treatment.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at (843)-546-5102. Copyright 2018. WMBF News. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • Pair of assaults at Scotland Correctional Institution in Laurinburg Sunday

    Pair of assaults at Scotland Correctional Institution in Laurinburg Sunday

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:56:24 GMT
    Source: North Carolina Department of Public SafetySource: North Carolina Department of Public Safety
    Source: North Carolina Department of Public SafetySource: North Carolina Department of Public Safety
    LAURINBURG, NC (WMBF) - A pair of assaults at Scotland Correctional Institution sent an inmate and a correctional captain to outside medical facilities Sunday. According to a report released by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the incidents happened separately.  An inmate was reportedly found in his cell around lunchtime with injuries consistent with an assault. While interviewing inmates about the assault, a correctional captain was punched in the face by an...More >>
    LAURINBURG, NC (WMBF) - A pair of assaults at Scotland Correctional Institution sent an inmate and a correctional captain to outside medical facilities Sunday. According to a report released by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the incidents happened separately.  An inmate was reportedly found in his cell around lunchtime with injuries consistent with an assault. While interviewing inmates about the assault, a correctional captain was punched in the face by an...More >>
  • Florence crews respond to car fire under carport Sunday afternoon

    Florence crews respond to car fire under carport Sunday afternoon

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:00:13 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A car fire in the 2000 block of Pineland Avenue in Florence was stifled before it could spread Sunday afternoon.  Florence Fire and Police Departments responded to the call to find the car engulfed in flames under the home's carport, according to Florence Fire Marshal Chris Johnson. Firefighters entered the home to check for fire extension and to search the residence for possible entrapment. None was home or injured at the time of the fire according to the...More >>
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A car fire in the 2000 block of Pineland Avenue in Florence was stifled before it could spread Sunday afternoon.  Florence Fire and Police Departments responded to the call to find the car engulfed in flames under the home's carport, according to Florence Fire Marshal Chris Johnson. Firefighters entered the home to check for fire extension and to search the residence for possible entrapment. None was home or injured at the time of the fire according to the...More >>
Powered by Frankly