It is so good to have our museum recognized by the local historic preservation community.
--Our museum is staffed by Volunteer Guides and is open every Friday and Saturday from 11:00--4:00, and by appointment (803-719-7138). Admission is free. Come see us soon!
--We average between 10--15 visitors each week. Most have deep Linthead roots and we end up sitting and talking about our family and community connections.
--Other visitors come to learn about the history of our area and to experience "Life in the Olympia Mill Village in the 1920s."
--We are networking with other local museums to encourage more visitors.
--Back in March, a group of 19 USC student volunteers came to the museum and washed windows, did housekeeping chores, and planted azaleas. They were eager, energetic, and hungry--lots of doughnuts!
--A Boy Scout troop is scheduled to do additional landscaping in May.
--We are still working to get our parking lot completed so that we can finish the Olympia School Annex where we tell the story of Olympia School with photos, trophies, artifacts, and written content.
--Plans are being made to preserve all our print materials, which are being cataloged by our volunteer archivist. This archive will be made available to researchers.
--Curriculum materials will be developed for student groups (third and seventh graders) that will be coming in this next school year.
--701 CCA is creating The Mill District Art Trail and it will have several art installation throughout the Granby, Whaley and Olympia villages. The first "art piece" will be placed at the museum in the coming months.
--Our 2019 Spring Sustaining Donor Campaign has begun. Funds are needed to continue projects and maintain our Reserve Fund. We need your help. Please consider joining our 2019 Sustaining Donor Team.
--Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter (@olympiamillvillagemuseum,) and on Instagram.
Thank you to all who support this project through donations, visits, and well wishes.
This is our Olympia Mill Village project and it belongs to all of us. We are OLYMPIA STRONG! Let's KEEP SHINING!