The doors remain closed, but the Relic Room keeps programs going

COLUMBIA, S.C. – With Gov. Henry McMaster’s latest order the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will be closed at least until Memorial Day – but we’ve still got a lot going on for history buffs in the Palmetto State!

For instance: Ever since the first of April, on Wednesdays and Fridays, Curator of Education Joe Long has used 21st-century technology to take our military past into homes across the state – while maintaining proper social distance!

And there’s so much more! You may be familiar with our monthly Lunch and Learn sessions. Last week, Al Billings, a pilot in the U.S. Navy’s Seawolf Detachment helicopter squadron, discussed his heroic adventures during the Vietnam War via Zoom. Watch for more such programs!

And check out all the other things we have going on our website, from podcasts to videos to newspaper headlines from World War II:

Both there and on Facebook, at, you’ll always find a lot going on through your closed, but ever-busy, Relic Room!

About the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Founded in 1896, the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is an accredited museum focusing on South Carolina’s distinguished martial tradition through the Revolutionary War, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam, the War on Terror, and other American conflicts. It serves as the state’s military history museum by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting South Carolina’s military heritage from the colonial era to the present, and by providing superior educational experiences and programming. It is located at 301 Gervais St. in Columbia, sharing the Columbia Mills building with the State Museum. For more information, go to

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