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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. 

Ribbon cutting for the Grand Opening of the SRS Museum

SRS Heritage Foundation

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.

Linda Lindler

Museum Director
 

Linda Lindler joins the staff as the new SRS Museum Director. Ms. Lindler brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the job. Before serving as the Cold War Curator at the Savannah River Site, Linda was a Grant Project Manager at the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum. Linda is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a strong background in museum management, operations, and administration.

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Kelly Galvarino

Educational Specialist

Kelly Galvarino joins the SRS Museum staff as Education Specialist with over 20 years of teaching experience. She grew up with a deep appreciation of the natural world through her early experiences exploring caves, paddling whitewater, and rappelling down cliff faces. Kelly loves to share her enthusiasm for science with families and children of all ages. Kelly also teaches STEM lessons at the Ruth Patrick Center for Science Education. 

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