A Forgotten Past and Uncertain Future, February 3 - May 31, 2014, 2nd floor, North Gallery
In response to the imminent demolition of the South Carolina State Hospital, situated at the intersection of Bull and Elmwood Streets, this exhibition focuses on the architectural and social histories of the buildings and the grounds by exploring who lived on site, how they lived, and why their histories are worth preserving.
The subject focuses on an area of faculty and student research conducted during the fall of 2012 and continued in the fall of 2013. Led by architectural historian Dr. Lydia Brandt, undergraduate and graduate students were granted special access to the Bull Street campus to document the site. Last fall, students in the Museum Exhibition Development and Interpretation class took research papers produced by the students the year prior and abbreviated the content to produce this exhibition.