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.

Comments { }

Postandcourier.com is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. Postandcourier.com does not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not postandcourier.com. If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full Terms and Conditions.