Encompassing three galleries in the building’s upper level, the Pee Dee History Hall introduces the story of this region before the time of European exploration. Using the objects, art and archives of the museum’s permanent collections, this exhibit area begins with Natural History and Native Cultures, and expands into the present day. Highlighted areas include colonial settlement, the Revolutionary War, The Civil War, & modern conflicts.
The Pueblo Pottery Collection comprises the first grouping of objects which later became the permanent collection of the Florence Museum. Collected by museum founder, Miss Jane Beverly Evans, the examples range from pre-historic Anasazi wares to works created by master of 20th century Pueblo revival potter, Maria Martinez.
This collection is augmented by Pueblo cultural artifacts such as textiles, jewelry and costumes, all of which offer a glimpse into Southwest Native American craftsmanship and society.