VideoThe broad axe is believed to be of Viking origin dating to early Scandinavia. It was used as both a weapon and a tool. It is likely that Scots-Irish would have been familiar with its use before coming...
Check out virtual reality tours of some of South Carolina’s most interesting historical sites on your desktop computer or the Matterport App. Each tour includes an overview video and photo gallery.
In 2020, SCETV won a Bronze Telly Award in the "Immersive & Mixed Reality Craft-Use of VR" category for Let's Go! View the press release. The Telly Awards annually showcase the best work created within television and across video for all screens. Receiving more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world.
In 2018, SCETV won the Gold AVA Digital Award for Knowitall's Let's Go! View the press release.
PhotoScott’s Branch High School (1951-1994) is a building with national significance due to its association with the United States Supreme Court case, Briggs v. Elliott, part of the Brown v. Board of...
PhotoThe McConnell Log Cabin was moved here in 1983 from its original site on the McConnell Plantation three miles west of Brattonsville. It is typical of a later Scots-Irish dwelling that would have been...
PhotoFireplace inside the McConnell Cabin. The Brick Kitchen and the McConnell Cabin are the only buildings in which fire was used. Early 1800s cooking is represented here.
PhotoTo the far right, is the Original Slave Cabin. To the left of the Slave Cabin, is the Smoke House, where meat was smoked. It is part of the Brick House.
PhotoTo the left of Homestead House is the building believed to have been used as a Dairy. To the left of the Dairy is an Original Slave Cabin from the 1840s.
PhotoTo the right of the Dairy is the Reconstructed Slave Cabin, built on the foundation of one of the original slave cabins.
PhotoFireplace inside Reconstructed Slave Cabin
PhotoShed and wagon used for loading corn
PhotoCart used for loading corn. In addition to corn, Dr. John Bratton also grew wheat and oats, and much of his wealth came from growing cotton.