Summerville museum looking outside its doors to survive, grow

SUMMERVILLE — The Summerville-Dorchester Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary this year the way it’s spent a lot of those years — scrapping for cash to survive.

But museum organizers are looking at bigger things. The future of this place might lie outside its doors, in community programs and archaeological digs that reveal more of the centuries old history of this place.

The big one would be to find Gen. Moultrie’s lost fort, the Ashley River haunt commanded by the legendary Revolutionary War “Swamp Fox,” Francis Marion.

That would make the museum more valuable to the town and county that pay for more than half its operating budget.

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.

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