Schoolhouse doors in Lexington

It started as a schoolhouse in 1850 for almost a half-century, and then spent another 60 years as a Grange hall. In 1965 it became the Richland County Museum, and walking through the exhibits there is like a little time trip visiting all those many different eras of local history since the old schoolhouse was built.

The museum, at 51 West Church Street in Lexington, is open to the public May through October, Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:30 except for holidays.

Then & Now: Richland County Museum 1907

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Timothy Brian McKee is a featured columnist on our site every Sunday with a column titled Native SonEvery Tuesday, he taps into his knowledge and collection of historical photos and bring us Then & Now, a brief glance at the way things were.