About the SRS Museum

Savannah River Site Museum is a place for sharing culture, cultivating curiosity, and engaging in our community.

The SRS Museum operates in collaboration with the Aiken County Historical Museum and with the guidance of the Savannah River Site Heritage Foundation, who were provided the building by Aiken County in 2015. Since then, the museum has grown to tell the stories of SRS through innovative exhibits, hands-on activities, and community-engaged events. 

SRS Heritage Foundation

Ribbon cutting for the Grand Opening of the SRS Museum

The SRS Heritage Foundation was chartered in 2005 and organized to interpret and preserve the history of the Savannah River Site. The Foundation's purpose is to assist in the operation and development of the museum, which seeks a broad public, private, and volunteer support base. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. The Foundation is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors. Membership is open to any individual who applies.

 

Dibble Memorial Library

The SRS Museum occupies the former Dibble Memorial Library building. The Dibble Library was Aiken's first dedicated library building, named for prominent Aiken banker Henry M. Dibble.

The original library's architecture and design have remained intact in the museum's foyer, though the building as since expanded.

Image courtesy of the South Carolina State Library.

 

Museum Staff

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Walt Joseph

Museum Founder
 

After completing his undergraduate and graduate education at Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Joseph relocated to the Aiken area to fill a position with DuPont at Savannah River Plant. After a storied career spanning 39 years, Mr. Joseph became a founding member of the SRS Heritage Foundation and the SRS Museum. Both institutions aim to share the stories of the Savannah River Site’s historic and scientific legacy.

Kelly Brown

Museum Director
 

Kelly Brown, the SRS Museum’s Director, oversees operations, visitation, development, and exhibitions. Prior to joining the SRS Museum, Kelly was the Archives Laboratory Manager at the Augusta Veteran’s Curation Program (VCP).  Ms. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Certificate in Archaeology from the University of Georgia and a Master’s in Library and Information Sciences from the University of South Carolina.

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Evelyn Berry

Educational Specialist

Evelyn Berry serves as the SRS Museum’s Educational Specialist. She is responsible for designing and coordinating the educational and outreach programs at the SRS Museum, including school visits, field trips, and virtual programming. Prior to joining the SRS Museum, Evelyn was a Curatorial Assistant in the Cold War Historic Preservation Program at the Savannah River Site. Ms. Berry holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from the College of Charleston and is an award-winning author and performer.