Did you know Charleston has an Apple Museum?

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - When we mention an Apple Museum, we’re not talking about varieties like “Red Delicious” or “Granny Smith.” This museum is about that famous technology company that brought us the iPhone and the Mac.

The Charleston Digital Corridor launched the Charleston Apple Museum, the first and only in the southeastern United States, in July.

“We are passionate about supporting our tech community and the Charleston Apple Museum is a great new way of doing just that,” CDC Director Ernest Andrade said.

The Charleston Apple Museum, anchored by items from the Noah Schiffman Collection, represents devices and related exhibits exclusively from the 40+ years of Apple’s amazingly innovative product history. The collection, currently comprised of approximately 75 exhibits from 1979 forward, includes computers, personal digital assistants, cameras, scanners, printers, wireless routers, and music players.

READ MORE: Charleston Apple Museum’s website

“What an inspiring way to celebrate over 40 years of technology evolution,” Blackbaud CIO and CDC board member Todd Lant said. “The Charleston Apple Museum will challenge our local tech community to create and innovate for the future.”

You can find the Charleston Apple Museum on the second floor of the Flagship at the Charleston Tech Center, located at 997 Morrison Dr. It is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by special appointment. Although there is no charge to visit the museum, donations are welcome.

“Anyone is welcome to visit of course, but we’re especially looking forward to hosting students and school-age visitors,” Andrade said.

You can get involved with the Charleston Apple Museum in two ways: by donating Apple products or other Apple-specific material; or by becoming a Friend of the Charleston Apple Museum, allowing for the ongoing upkeep, promotion, and expansion of the museum.

The CDC is a community-sourced initiative to attract, nurture and promote the region’s tech economy through an array of impactful programs, products and events while leveraging Charleston’s renowned livability.

Patrick Phillips

Patrick joined the Live 5 News team in October 2006.