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New commerce exhibit to open at County Museum

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The Spanish Milled Dollar, British Gold Guinea, Rosa Americana Twopence and the Virginia Halfpenny will be discussed in the money portion of “A History of Commerce in Middlesex County,” a new exhibit sponsored by C&F Bank at the Middlesex County Museum.

The opening reception for “A History of Commerce in Middlesex County,” sponsored by Citizens and Farmers (C&F) Bank, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 13, at the Middlesex County Museum in Saluda.

Sponsored by Citizens and Farmers Bank, this exhibit traces the history of commerce in Middlesex County from the mid-1600s through the mid-1900s. The first planter merchants, tobacco, trading, crops, money, general stores, buyboats, steamships and banking will be discussed in this newly-completed exhibit. Items on display are from from the museum’s collection as well as objects from various local residents’ personal collections. 

“It is an exhibit that will appeal to a wide audience,” said museum director Holly Horton. “With vintage textiles and house goods, furniture, old coins, vintage banking giveaways, and historic photographs, there is something for everyone. Special handouts have been designed for children, so bring the whole family.”

Light refreshments will be served during the reception. The exhibit will be on display from January 13 through June 16 in the museum’s annex building in Saluda, one block from the historic courthouse square. It will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Please call 758-3663 for more information.

posted 01.02.2013

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