Apr 15, 2018

A downtown museum?



A friend, Linda Williams, sent following message to some city leaders recently. She talks about local museums:
"We loved the Pickens County History museum.  We thoroughly enjoyed the Calhoun Co. museum in St. Matthews.  We were blown away by the museum in Elloree.  (Yes, the little town of Elloree.)  And those are the only places we’ve gone so far! We need a Rock Hill museum.  It could be located in a big vacated building downtown.  It could include the history of the Whites, Blacks, and other founders, the story of Glencairn Garden and Come-See-Me, the bleachery and other industrial sites, the Anderson car, the Friendship Nine, a Vernon Grant story with lots of pictures, the telephone museum, Winthrop, the birth of Knowledge Park, war heroes and military leaders, etc. – many stories under one roof.   Then visitors could go out and learn more at the different sites. Whatcha’ think?
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  • Rock Hill Econ Dev
    Jun 19

    On March 14th, Project for Public Spaces (PPS) hosted a 2 day workshop in the Gettys Courtroom, where RHEDC, community members, Placemaking team members, and city staff came together to identify placemaking opportunities in Knowledge Park. We participated in several group exercises, did a walking tour of downtown, and created concept placemaking maps for 5 specific locations. PPS then created a Placemaking Master Plan in the following weeks, designed to activate underutilized spaces in Knowledge Park that will attract knowledge workers, businesses, residents, and visitors. More information about PPS: https://www.pps.org/
  • mjones
    Jun 14, 2018

    I ran across this over the weekend - while this particular initiative is to increase diversity in the food industry, I thought the concept was pretty cool and perhaps even doable in Rock Hill. http://www.thetableisset.com/
  • cathy.murphy
    Jun 6, 2018