What’s happening at the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina? LOTS!!!! The museum, located in Pendleton, is now open to the public seven days a week. Hours are Sunday through Friday, 12 PM – 5 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM.

The month of June is full of educational events which are available to a wide range of ages. Story Time and More is June 6 and is designed for parents and their children ages 3 through 5 (all children are welcome). The reading program runs from 10 AM until 11:30 AM and costs $2 per participating child. Staff will read farm / food / animal themed books and then the children will participate in related activities.

 Museum staff is running 4 summer camps this year, each running 3 days, from 9 AM until 12 noon. Cost is $10 per day and camps are open to students ages 6 through 12 (age 5 OK if eligible sibling attending). Participants will be divided by age, and though the activities will be similar, they will be more advanced for the older children. Camp dates and themes are: June 17 through 19 (Native Americans); June 24 through 26 (Life in the 1800s); July 15 through 17 (STEAM); July 22 through 24 (Ecology/Environment).

A new monthly program, designed for students ages 10-16 (older are welcome) will begin on Saturday, June 22. The program runs from 10 AM until 12:30 PM and costs $6. The theme for June is Raising Backyard Rabbits.

The June adult education program will be held on Thursday, June 27 or Saturday, June 29. This month themes being covered are starting seeds indoors, seed saving, and vertical walls. The adult program runs from 10 AM until 12:30 PM and costs $8.

Persons interested in any of the museum’s June programs should contact ellen@crownofthecarolins.org or call 864-207-0705. With advanced reservations, the museum is also available for group tours, birthday parties, reunions, and meetings. The Agricultural Museum is located at 120 History Lane, Pendleton. It is off HWY. 76, between Pendleton and Clemson, directly across from Tri-County Technical College. Admission to the museum is free, though donations are greatly appreciated.