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Florence museum ranked best designed in state

September 2, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – The Florence County Museum has been named the best-designed museum in South Carolina.

The honor was bestowed upon the museum by Architectural Digest magazine.

“It’s quite an honor for the museum to receive this distinction, and the Florence County Museum Board is pleased to have the opportunity to have worked with a great design team,” said Andrew Stout, director of the museum.

The museum was designed by Watson Tate Savoy and Cooper Robertson and Partners.

An announcement of the award said the museum was designed in response to the historic structures and repetition of downtown Florence.

Stout added that construction of the museum was made possible by the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation, the state of South Carolina and the continued support of Florence County.

The museum was opened in October of 2014 and is on the corner of Cheves and Dargan streets in Florence.

The hours of the museum are 10 a.m. to to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The museum is closed on all holidays in Florence County.

For more information about the museum, visit flocomuseum.org or call 843-676-1200.

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