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Macaulay Museum of Dental History

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The Macaulay Museum of Dental History is closed until spring 2017 for a major renovation.

Located in the historical heart of the Medical University of South Carolina campus, the Macaulay Museum of Dental History was established in 1975 by Dr. Neill W. Macaulay for whom the museum is named. Dr. Macaulay was an avid historian of dental practice and during his lifetime amassed a large collection of dental memorabilia. Dr. Macaulay’s collection is one of the few remaining dental museums in the country and showcases the dental profession including practice and education.

Fundraising Goals

We need your help to renovate and rededicate the Macaulay Museum, as part of our celebration of the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine’s 50th anniversary (2014-2017).

Our goal is to raise $400,000 between now and 2017, as designated below, which will help us create a lasting tribute to Dr. Macaulay and South Carolina’s rich dental history.
$200,000 - Building renovations and upgrades
$100,000 - Exhibit design, production, and installation
$100,000 - Endowment for long term sustainability

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We are asking Dr. Macaulay’s friends and colleagues, as well as our alumni and other dental-history enthusiasts, to provide these funds and help us make this project a reality.

For more information on how to give, please call Susan Hoffius, Curator of the Macaulay Museum of Dental History at 843-792-2288 or Toni Jernigan, Director of Gift Planning at 800-810-6872.