New permanent exhibit to hang in Ashley River Tower
Did you know that Colcock Hall was once a cannon factory?
Did you know the Medical College of the State of South Carolina (now MUSC) once had a football team?
These and other interesting facts can be found in a permanent exhibit installed in the new Ashley River Tower. As part of a collaborative effort with several departments from across campus, the fourth floor public corridor in the new hospital will host a large-scale panel installation entitled “300 Years in the Making, The History of Healthcare in Charleston.” Susan Hoffius of the Waring Historical Library, who researched the images and wrote the text for the exhibit, working with Thomas L. Hamm II of the Division of Education and Student Services’ communications group, along with Lisa Fennessy of Art Services and Sherman Paggi of MUSC Library Services, have created an exciting and informative installation.
Each of the long corridors connecting the tower to the diagnostic areas will exhibit a series of large-scale educational panels. The fourth floor installation covers the wide history of health care in and around Charleston. It highlights the many hospitals and medical advancements Charleston has seen over the years, from the American Revolution to the present day. Thomas L. Hamm II of the Division of Education and Student Services’ communications group took the lead on designing these panels, taking them step-by-step from concept to completion.
A new exhibit will hang in the public corridors on the second, third and fourth floors of the new Ashley River Tower.