FORT MILL --
The Fort Mill History Museum will present a Jazz Night at the Museum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.
The event will be sweet and simple, said the museums executive assistant Margaret Bell-Niven, and will give attendees a chance to enjoy the sounds of the Fort Mill High School Jazz Band and visit the Fort Mill History Museum. Coffee and light refreshments will also be served.
The museum opened last December. It is home to art and artifacts that share Fort Mills history, a gift shop and event space available for rent.
Since opening, the museum has been well attended, Bell-Niven said. A popular artifact is the original Catawba Indian land lease rent book from 1810. The book, passed down through generations in the White family, itemizes land leased around the Fort Mill area.
Another popular exhibit is the black and white aerial photo taken of Fort Mill in 1925.
People really tend to like looking at that, Bell-Niven said.
Bell-Niven hopes events like the Jazz Night will encourage people to check out what the museum has to offer, but also consider becoming a member.
Basic memberships are $25 for an individual and include free admission for a year, admission for a guest with each visit and discounts on purchases in the museum gift shop among other benefits. Other membership and sponsorship opportunities also are available.
We want to encourage them to support this, to keep this going, she said. Look whats here and what you can be part of.
Tickets for Jazz Night at the Museum are $15. Part of the proceeds from the event goes to the Fort Mill Marching Band.
The museum is located at 310 North White Street. Seating for the event is limited and tickets are available for pre-sale only. Tickets can be purchased by calling 802-3646.
For more information about the museum, go to fortmillhistorymuseum.org. You can also find the Fort Mill History Museum on Facebook.