Textile Heritage Festival

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Sat, Oct 4, 10:00a-5:00p
Sun, Oct 5, 2:00p-5:00p
Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C

Save these dates and join us for the Greenville Textile Heritage Society’s 8th Annual Festival. Learn how Greenville was shaped by its textile mill industry. Hear about community life in mill villages and textile league baseball teams and explore exhibits of photographs and documents. Enjoy music from the Greenville Textile Heritage Band, singer Kay Crow, harpist Rahab Hackett, and local chorale groups.

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Designed to create a lasting record of the economic and cultural impact of the textile industry, Weaving Our History is made possible with a grant from The Humanities Council of South Carolina, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.

 

 

 

TR – Shred Day

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An Upcountry Boil – Pickens County Museum

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ACM – Flying Cars, Floo Powder, and Flaming Torches: The Hi-Tech, Low-Tech World of Harry Potter

Saturday РOctober 4 @ 2 Р3 p.m.
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series presents a world parallel to our own in many ways. We share some technological achievements such as the wheel, optics, and basic engineering principles. With the added ability to control their world through magic, however, Rowling’s wizards have opted out of advancing through science. Their powers over natural forces outstrip ours in many areas, yet they have chosen in others to retain the old ways, which require time and effort, and which inflict a fair degree of discomfort or ineffectiveness. Why do they prefer this combination of the antiquated and the advanced? This talk focuses on the creation of a fictional universe that is both believable and fanciful, and helps us reflect on the “magic” of our own technology.

Presented by Margaret J. Oakes a Professor of English at Furman University who has been teaching at Furman since 1996.

This program is sponsored by The Humanities CouncilSC, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.

ACM – Man on the Corner

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Standpipe Heritage and Arts Festival

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The longest running fall festival in Anderson County celebrates our home-town appeal, with great food and ¬†lots of family friendly events. From 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, the city square hums to the music of popular upstate groups while an art show and market, heritage artisans, sporting events, historical tours, fire truck rides, a classic car show, craft vendors, and children’s activities entertain the crowds. After a street dance, the evening ends with a spectacular fireworks finale at 9:30 PM.
Admission and parking are free.

Southeastern Archaeological Conference

Southeastern Archaeological Conference will have its meeting November 12-16, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville. To register contact Charlie Cobb, cobb@mailbox.sc.edu or go to www.southeasternarchaeology.org.



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