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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Mayors Message April 2019

Mayor Steve MacDougall

Since 1970, the Lexington County Museum has offered many educational opportunities to view structures and artifacts focused on sharing the life stories of residents from the colonial period to the Civil War.

The museum complex is located inside the Town of Lexington encompassing seven acres with over 30 historic structures that have been moved to the site from locations throughout the county.

This month the museum will host two FREE admission events. First, join the Lexington County Herb Bunch on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9am - 3pm for the 8th Annual “It’s All About Herbs” Festival. The event includes a plant sale, food vendors, free herb mini-demonstrations, and a silent auction. Additionally, the John Fox House (circa 1832) will be open for tours. Originally a plantation home, the ten room house is furnished with period pieces that illustrate antebellum living conditions. It is the only structure original to the property.

Also, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10am, the museum will host the Hands-on History Spring Break Program, which will take place in the Hazelius House (air-conditioned). Children will get to learn about early games, stories, and songs from the 1700s and 1800s. Historical interpreters open a door into the past through fun and fascinating demonstrations. Again, the program is free but registration is required.

For more information or to register for the Spring Break Program, contact the museum at (803) 359-8369 or visit

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