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The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is a high-quality, award winning educational resource for the state’s students, educators, and parents. Our free tours, programs, and curriculum contributions benefit and reinforce education goals statewide.
The museum’s exhibits are keyed to the state standards in history and Social Studies. Military history is not just the story of men on the battlefield, but of the overall experience of war, including homefront hardships, economic concerns, and the role of technology. A free tour at our museum brings the study of history alive for students of all ages!
Over the past few years, we have broadened our teacher outreach programs, providing free in-service training meeting space, as well as instruction on military history. We are also involved in SC curriculum developments, providing images and information for textbooks.
In 2008, the museum received two awards from the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies, given out at its annual conference: “Program of Excellence” for the year, and a special “Friend of Social Studies” award honoring our overall contributions.
Homeschoolers, like the state’s public and private school educators, recognize and appreciate the museum’s unique resources and the quality, creativity, and excellent educational value of our programs. Our free Home School Friday history lessons and activities remain highly popular among area homeschoolers.
Discover the educational possibilities of the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum for yourself! Below is a listing of several services and resources available for educators and parents. For more information, contact Joe Long, Curator of Education, via email or call 803-737-8095.
The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum offers a variety of education programs that provide basic curriculum reinforcement as well opportunities for enrichment.
We operate with the conviction that familiarity with military history is vitally important to good citizenship, as well as being a high-interest area that draws students into history in general.
History lessons become most meaningful when made “human” through relating the experiences and differing perspectives of actual people. Using dramatic artifacts, primary sources, and true stories of historical characters to whom students can relate, we strive to appeal to all grade levels and learning styles.
Military history here is not just the story of men on the battlefield, but of the overall experience of war, including homefront hardships, economic concerns, and the role of technology.
Bring your students to the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum to broaden their historical perspective and spark their enthusiasm. We hope to see you soon!
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The SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum's educational programs received two awards from the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies.
Joe Long, Curator of Education, was presented the annual Social Studies Program of Excellence and the Friends of Social Studies awards at the 2008 Social Studies Conference awards ceremony.
Below are just a few reviews that Joe Long and the education programs at the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum have received. Take a moment to read these and see why a visit to the state's military history museum is a necessary field trip.
“Very well aligned with South Carolina standards.” - Elementary school teacher, Rock Hill, S.C.
“It was wonderful to let the students see and read about so many things we learned about in social studies – it linked very well to the S.C. Standards. The tour guide was very well informed and kept the students’ attention. The students were very excited and they LOVED it.” - Elementary school teacher, Landrum, S.C.
“Excellent review of the state’s history. Mr. Long was outstanding.” - Military school teacher, Summerville, S.C.
“We really enjoyed our visit. The lecture and exhibits are awesome. Our guide was dressed in Civil War attire and demonstrated great patience with my special education students. I am going to let everyone know how wonderful this trip was.” - Middle school teacher, Lexington, S.C.
“Our kids especially loved the weapons and ammunition from the various wars and eras. Thank you for allowing us to share in this wonderful museum.” - Elementary school teacher, Abbeville, S.C.
“An excellent presentation. The students were totally attentive due to the content and the style of the presenter. This exhibit is a must for any class which studies World War I.” - Elementary school teacher, Gilbert, S.C.
“The tour was very impressive and extremely beneficial. I am delighted that cadets had an opportunity to see, hear and gather so much information regarding the state…we look forward to the next visit.” - JROTC instructor, Cross, S.C.
“A wonderful museum. Students can learn so much here!” - Elementary school teacher, Spartanburg, S.C.
“Mr. Long’s tour kept the children’s attention through interesting stories and little known facts. Learning about history through the lives of real people from the past was especially effective.” - Elementary school teacher, Lugoff, S.C.
“Joe Long’s knowledge is almost miraculous. Thank you so much for the information, stories and the friendly atmosphere. We will definitely be back.” - Home school group leader, Grovetown, Ga.
“Very enjoyable and informative. The presenters kept the students engaged the entire time. The students were very eager to share the information that they learned with each other and their teachers. The students also enjoyed viewing all of the artifacts that reflect the history of their home state.” - Elementary school teacher, Columbia, S.C.
“Our kids were asking all sorts of questions – keep up the great work!” - Private school teacher, Greenville, S.C.
“The wealth of knowledge Mr. Long possesses and shares is amazing! He answered all questions. We enjoyed the way he explained the continuity of history, tying the Civil War to World War I and World War II.” - Home school parent, Columbia, S.C.
“It is a beautiful museum. I hope to have more time next time. 30 minutes is not enough.” - Private school teacher, Greenville, S.C.