Museum earns S.C. achievement award

March 14, 2014 

Museum earns state achievement award

Culture and Heritage Museums’ “Way Back When: Ice Age Beasts of Carolina” exhibition has has garnered the South Carolina Federation of Museums’ 2013 Award of Achievement.

Located at the Museum of York County, the exhibition was designed to educate the public about the animals that inhabited the Carolina Piedmont during the Pleistocene “Ice Ages” (2 million years ago until 10,000 years ago), featuring life-size dioramas to illustrate the variations of climate, flora and fauna occurring during three periods of the Pleistocene Epoch. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a custom-designed, life-sized Jefferson’s ground sloth created by the museum’s exhibitions department. The Museum of York County is one of four museums with Culture and Heritage Museums.

The South Carolina Federation of Museums’ Awards Program grants up to three Awards of Achievement per year to recognize the outstanding achievements of museums, museum professionals, and supporters in South Carolina.

The Museum of York County is at 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill. For more information, visit

Blood drives scheduled

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announced the following blood drives this month in York County:

• 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 20, United Way of York County, 226 Northpark Drive, suite 100, Rock Hill.

• 4-7 p.m. March 20, First Baptist Church, Fort Mill, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill.

• 4:30-7:30 p.m. March 20, Army Recruitment Office, 2301 Dave Lyle Blvd., Rock Hill.

• 12:30-3:30 p.m. March 25, MorningStar Fellowship Church, 375 Star Light Drive, Fort Mill.

Through April 30, CBCC will make a financial contribution for each donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte

Look for more information at or call 704-972-4700.

Conservation group meets March 25

The next Commissioners meeting of the York Soil and Water Conservation District will be at 4:30 p.m. March 25 at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Hwy.

Members of the public or other agencies interested in conservation issues are welcome to attend. For more information, call 803-684-3137.

FAM Fest March 29 in York

FAM Fest 2014 winners will be shown at 3 p.m. March 29 at The Sylvia Theater, 27 N. Congress St.

One of the winning entries in this year’s showcase will be selected to be entered as a competing short in the 2015 Charleston International Film Festival, an Oscar-qualifying festival.

Tickets and information:

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