State Museum’s Cotton Mill Exchange to hold Mother’s Day sale

Gift shop will be open one day only, Sat., May 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The South Carolina State Museum’s Cotton Mill Exchange will open to the general public for one day, Sat., May 9 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. to give guests a chance to purchase Mother’s Day gifts from one of South Carolina’s most unique stores safely.

The Cotton Mill Exchange will offer discounts on select items across the store. Shoppers that are State Museum Members will get a chance to shop early on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will receive an additional 10% off merchandise both days. South Carolina State Employees will also get an opportunity to shop early on May 8 and will receive 10% off in honor of SC State Employee Appreciation Week.

The Cotton Mill Exchange is home to a wide variety of gifts. From beautiful linens and jewelry to decorative items for the home or office, gourmet South Carolina Certified foods, perfect for picnic baskets, and more. The store also offers an array one-of-a-kind art from South Carolina artists and artisans.

“We wanted to give guests an opportunity to safely shop in one of their favorite parts of the museum,” said Jared Glover, State Museum public relations manager. “From our palmetto tree and crescent embossed items, to beautiful scarfs and bags, there’s something special for every mother.”

The museum takes the health and safety of our guests seriously and there will be precautionary measures in place during this sale, including limiting the capacity of shoppers allowed in the store at one time and adhering to social distancing guidelines.

About the South Carolina State Museum
As the state’s largest and most comprehensive museum, the South Carolina State Museum, offers a unique, entertaining and educational experience to visitors throughout its 225,000 square foot facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista.  The State Museum is housed in one of its largest artifacts, an 1894 former textile mill listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places. In addition to beautiful meeting spaces throughout the facility, guests can explore outer space in one of the largest planetariums in the Southeast, watch an interactive 4D movie and look through a vintage telescope in a one-of-a-kind observatory. These exciting opportunities are all in addition to the four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology. Visit to learn more.