Bradley Fuller, South Carolina Public Radio

It’s not the harpsichord just inside the entryway of the Carolina Music Museum that comes as such a surprise, but the sign on top of it. “Play Me,” it reads—two words seldom seen on keyboards in public spaces unless preceded by “Please Do Not.”

Dr. Thomas Strange, Artistic Director and Curator of the museum located on Greenville’s Heritage Green, considers such interaction an important part of a visitor’s experience.

“It’s a bit of an experiential museum, so there are things that you can actually play. And we encourage people to explore a little bit,” Strange says.