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Our next Comission meeting will be held on Thrusday, May 21, 2020 at 10:30 AM 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       May 13, 2020

COLUMBIA, SC—The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Commission will meet for the thirteenth time on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.  This meeting will be conducted via  telephone conferencing.  Only the Museum’s Executive Director. the Museum’s Operations Administration Chief, and one – two Commissioners will be present in the museum’s Education Room, maintaining proper social distancing as required by the Covid-19 pandemic.  With prior notice, by contacting the Executive Director at (803 737-8096, the media or any member of the general public who may wish to attend, may do so, if the proper social distancing can be maintained by all persons present.  If not, the number of attendees will be restricted.  The agenda for this meeting is as follows:

  1. Telephone Connections to Commissioners, Greetings to Members of the Media and Visitors
  1. Review of October 17, 2019 Meeting Minutes
  1. Old Business
  1. Everyone File their Ethics Commission 2020 Statements of Economic Interests?
  2. American Alliance of Museums Accreditation
  3. SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum Strategic Plan
  1. Brief Report by Palmetto State Military History Foundation (pending)
  1. Museum Status re:  Covid-19
  1. Closed to Public with only Essential Staff
    1. Me, Rachel, Chelsea Grayburn
    2. Reopening Plans
  2. Museum HVAC Construction Schedule
  3. Status of Exhibit Schedule, Attendance, Revenue, Programs, Personnel, New Acquisitions
  4. Museum’s FY21 Budget Request and Current Budget Situation
  5. State Auditor Agreed Upon Procedures Audit Results for FY19
  1. Nominations of Officers
  1. Nominations for Commission Chairman
  2. Nominations for Commission Vice Chairman
  3. Nominations for Foundation Liaison Committee
  1. Miscellaneous
  1. Next Commission Meeting Date:  Scheduled for June 18, 2020.  Does the Commission wish to forego this meeting and get back on schedule by having the next meeting be the already scheduled meeting on August 20?

Any questions regarding these proceedings may be addressed to museum Executive Director Allen Roberson, 803-737-8096 or The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Commission members are comprised of three members appointed by the Governor, two members appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, one member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate on recommendation of the SC Division Commander of Sons of Confederate Veterans, two members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and one member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives on recommendation of the President of the SC Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the oldest museum in the Columbia area. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present. The museum is located at 301 Gervais Street (in the same building as the State Museum). Visit for more information.  


* This meeting has been posted in compliance with the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act  

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