Sumter County Museum
The Sumter County Museum is dedicated to preserving the county's history for future generations. It is a museum complex comprised of a recreated homestead, the historic Williams-Brice House, and a garden. The house is the main museum building, featuring period rooms, a military exhibit, fine and decorative arts, and an impressive textile collection. The homestead features several buildings including a log cabin, barn, and smokehouse. Two of these buildings are original: the settler's house and commissary structures, which were built between 1812-1836. The museum acquired the Williams-Brice House when the estate donated it in 1972.
Backstory and Context
The museum also features the Education Center, in which its programs and events are held. Also at the museum is an archives that contains 30,000 items including photographs, maps, personal letters, business records, postcards, and scrapbooks.
"The Museum Complex." Sumter County Museum. Accessed November 1, 2016. http://www.sumtercountymuseum.org/aboutus.html.