Fort Mill History Museum hosting Jazz Night

joverman@fortmilltimes.comFebruary 23, 2013 

— The Fort Mill History Museum will present a Jazz Night at the Museum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.

The event will be “sweet and simple,” said the museum’s executive assistant Margaret Bell-Niven, and will give attendees a chance to enjoy the sounds of the Fort Mill High School Jazz Band and visit the Fort Mill History Museum. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

The museum, which opened in December, is home to art and artifacts that share Fort Mill’s history, a gift shop and event space available for rent.

Since opening, the museum has been well attended, Bell-Niven said. A popular artifact is the original Catawba Indian land lease rent book from 1810. The book, passed down through generations in the White family, itemizes land leased in the Fort Mill area.

Another popular exhibit is the black-and-white aerial photo taken of Fort Mill in 1925.

“People really tend to like looking at that,” Bell-Niven said.

Bell-Niven hopes events like Jazz Night will encourage people to consider becoming a museum member.

Basic memberships costs $25 for individual and include free admission for a year, admission for a guest with each visit and discounts on purchases in the museum gift shop. Other membership and sponsorship opportunities are available.

“We want to encourage them to support this, to keep this going,” she said. “Look what’s here and what you can be part of.”

Tickets for Jazz Night at the Museum cost $15. Part of the proceeds go to the Fort Mill Marching Band.

The museum is located at 310 N. White St. Seating for the event is limited and tickets are available in advance only. Call 803-802-3646.

For more information, visit fortmillhistorymuseum.org.

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