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Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Rice Museum

 
 
The Rice Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2013
1. The Rice Museum Marker
Inscription. The rice culture in Georgetown County is one of the most colorful chapters in American History. Through maps, dioramas, artifacts, "The Garden of Gold" video produced by the museum, and other exhibits, the Rice Museum tells the story of the rice plantation era and a society based on one agricultural crop.

The Kaminski Building next door houses the Maritime History Museum, home of the "Browns Ferry Vessel." Listed on the National Register, this is the oldest vessel of colonial manufacture in the United States. This 50-foot vessel was built around 1700 and sank in the Black River in the Browns Ferry area of Georgetown County in 1730.

Other exhibits in the museum include the history of the Kaminski Hardware Company, Gullah history of the S.C. Low Country; the life of Miss Ruby Forsythe, one of South Carolina's great educators; and the story of Joseph Hayne Rainey, the first African American elected to the U.S. Congress.

The Provost Gallery houses rotating exhibits of art and history, and the gift shop features local arts and crafts, as well as items from museum collections throughout the world.
 
Erected by National Park Service, South Carolina Heritage Corridor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina Heritage Corridor marker
Painting Depicts Plantation Workers Clearing The Way For A Rice Field image. Click for full size.
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2. Painting Depicts Plantation Workers Clearing The Way For A Rice Field
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Location. 33° 21.933′ N, 79° 16.946′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker can be reached from Front Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located on Harborwalk, next to the Clock Tower. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marquis de Lafayette (a few steps from this marker); Town Clock / Kaminski Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Sinking Of The USS Harvest Moon (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina’s Third Oldest City (within shouting distance of this marker); 718 Front Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 724 Front Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 726 Front Street (about 300 feet away); 732 - 734 Front Street (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  The Rice Museum. known locally as The Town Clock, is located in the Old Market Building and is a prominent symbol of Georgetown County. (Submitted on August 23, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureColonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
From the clearing of the fields to the harvest, image. Click for full size.
By The Rice Museum Marker, `
3. From the clearing of the fields to the harvest,
the exhibits at the Rice Museum showcase the process of rice cultivation in Georgetown County
Georgetown County produced... image. Click for full size.
The Rice Museum Marker, Georgetown County Digital Library, `
4. Georgetown County produced...
Brown's Ferry Vessel image. Click for full size.
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5. Brown's Ferry Vessel
The Rice Museum Marker, far right, next to the Kaminski Building, as mentioned, near Front Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2013
6. The Rice Museum Marker, far right, next to the Kaminski Building, as mentioned, near Front Street
The Kaminski Building image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2013
7. The Kaminski Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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