Preservation

The SRS Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the fascinating history of the Savannah River Site.  The Museum was established to preserve and interpret the technical and scientific achievements, social impacts and ecological accomplishments at the SRS. 

 

This is a continuing effort to preserve photographs, artifacts, and objects that highlight the historical significance of the Site during the atomic age and beyond.

The Savanah River Site Museum accepts artifact donations that relate to the Site's history on a case-by-case basis.

 

Please contact us at SRSMuseum@gmail.com to speak with Museum staff should you have a SRS-related artifact and wish to donate.

Interestested in Donating an Artifact?

Thank you! The SRS Museum depends on the generosity of people like you to enhance our collections. While the museum does not accept unsolicited donations or "drop-offs", we are happy to work with you to schedule time to evaluate your potential donation. In general, the best thing to do is to send an email to the Museum Director (srsmuseum@gmail.com), along with photographs and descriptions of the offered material.

Oral History Interviews

The Museum seeks to capture and tell stories from those who experienced both the exodus from the displaced communities and those who where involved in the design and engineering, start up and production of the Savannah River Site. Clips of these stories are available at the Savannah River Site Museum. 

If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact the Museum at 803.648.1437 or by e-mail at srsmuseum@gmail.com.

Video

"Displaced. . .the Unexpected Fallout of the Cold War" recognizes the sacrifices made by the displaced residents and honors their contributions to national security with nostalgia, history, humor, and grief.  Displaced is available for sale in the Museum gift shop.

A 30-minute educational edition of the video was made available to local middle schools. It is used in 8th grade Social Studies classes where the Cold War and South Carolina history are taught.