Photo: Historic toys for sale at Moments in Time.
Moments in Time is one of Old Town’s newest retail stores, but owners Keith and Janet Fields say that it is actually “part museum, part shop.” For more than 15 years, they were volunteer interpreters at Brattonsville. They opened this store to share their passion for history with the community. Their hope is that, while shopping, visitors will learn about what life was like 200 years ago. Even the store’s building is historic, having once housed Rock Hill’s Postal Telegraph and Cable Company. The Fields’ even have an original telegraph key from the company for patrons to see.
At Moments in Time, customers can place orders for custom-made clothing for plays, Civil War or Colonial reenactments, or special events. In the store, patrons can shop for period costumes and shoes, wool roving, Martinez pottery, historic toys, pewter and copperware, long striped socks, muskets, Charleston tea, and more.
Moments in Time is located at 153 E. Main Street. It is open Tuesday—Saturday from 9:30am—6pm and Sunday from 1—6pm. For more information, call 803-980-0200 or find the store on Facebook.