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In the 1990s, Robert Lee Scarborough assembled the Scarborough Hamer Collection of 19th and 20th century decorative arts to assist in the interpretation of the social, political, and economic history of lower Richland and Sumter Counties.  The Scarborough Hamer Foundation was established to manage and ensure the well-being of the Collection.

While artifacts in the Collection date from 1790 to the 1930s, the majority of the items were created between 1850 and 1900.  The Collection contains many of the furnishing styles popular during the Victorian period, including Eastlake, Federal, Eclectic, Rococo Revival, Renaissance Revival, and American Empire.  Other items in the Collection include glass, porcelain, housewares, linens, art, and books.   


The Scarborough Hamer Foundation in Eastover SC must transfer to an appropriate 501(c)3 its Collection of Victorian era furniture, textiles, artwork, ceramics, china, glassware, and early 20th century agricultural implements. The Collection includes approximately 2750 objects and must be transferred in a manner that preserves the unity and integrity of the collection in perpetuity. Any interested parties should contact Rickie Good, Director, at

Scarborough-Hamer Foundation
Post Office Box 237
Eastover, South Carolina 29044