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McKissick Museum

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Give to McKissick Museum

Our museum provides educational, family-friendly exhibitions and public programming that enrich our culture and community and preserve the rich heritage of the University of South Carolina and the Palmetto State.

Give a Monetary Donation

You can donate online using our giving form and by searching for McKissick Museum or you can contact us directly at

Become a Member

Annual membership will allow you to explore the history, art, folklife, and natural environment of the Southeast through McKissick's diverse collections, exhibitions, and programs while also supporting the museum. Memberships must be purchased by calling 803-777-6403. 

Membership levels
  • $40 Single
  • $75 Household
  • $150+ Supporter
  • $300+ Benefactor
  • Mailed invitations to exhibition previews, receptions, and Museum events
  • Exclusive invitations to members-only special events, lectures, and tours
  • Email subscription to the monthly Under the Dome newsletter
  • Discounts on annual gala tickets
  • Discounts on McKissick publications
  • Free reciprocal admission to over 80 museums in the Southeast through the Southeastern Reciprocal Membership program 
  • Complimentary copy of the McKissick Museum collections publication,Telling the Story: A University Collects, Preserves, and Interprets. (For Household level members or higher).


Give Your Time

There are many opportunities to give the gift of your time. 

Attend an Event

We host regular events, like our annual gala and art sale, which help raise money for our collections. Contact us at to find out more information about the events or check out our calendar. 


Volunteers provide meaningful support to many aspects of the Museum's ongoing work on its collections, exhibitions, public programming, and community outreach. We’re currently seeking energetic individuals to join our team. To inquire about becoming a volunteer, call 803-777-7251.