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Located at Fifth Street and Home Avenue, the Hartsville Museum and the Sculpture Courtyard anchor downtown Hartsville’s cultural plaza. Housed in a 1930s Post Office building, the museum has retained many of the historic structure’s unique characteristics. The original skylight has been retrofitted with stained glass panels depicting flora and fauna significant to the area. The Sculpture Courtyard, added in 2000, features multiple types of sculpture.
Founded in 1980, the museum offers local history and art exhibits. Those in the Lawhon History Gallery concern artifacts and their history as it relates to Hartsville, the Pee Dee region, and the state of South Carolina.
Museum tours can be scheduled for groups of all ages and interests, including students, senior citizens and church groups. Hands-on tours are offered for children focusing on Native Americans, Cotton and the Early 20th Century Kitchen. General and special tours are scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance and limited to 25 persons per tour.
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
(Fridays : closed for lunch from noon – 1pm)
Saturday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
222 N. Fifth St.
P.O. Box 431
Hartsville, SC 29551
Black Creek Arts Center
Black Creek Arts Center, located at 116 W. College Ave., offers a variety of arts classes and produces numerous arts-based events and festivals. For more information, call 843.332.6234 or visit www.blackcreekarts.org.
Housed in the Art Deco Hartsville Community Center Building, the Center Theater operated for decades as a movie house. It is one of the Pee Dee region’s premier performing arts facilities, featuring a wide array of theatrical productions, musicals, comedies, and entertaining children’s theater performances.
The Richard and Lee Watson Theater at Coker College seats 466, has a proscenium stage, an orchestra shell, computerized lighting and state-of-the-art acoustics. The theater hosts professional touring productions, guest speakers and college productions.