GCLS – Cotton Mill Music


Date: Saturday, Aug 2-Cotton Mill Music
: Greenville County Library System – Main Meeting Room A and B
Time: 1pm

Musician Hunter Holmes will play and share old timey country and blues music from the cotton mills. Here is a video from a similar program he did for GCLS a couple of years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slngEcLd6YI&list=UUM8wR5D9w984bikOq_iRpQw

UHM History After Dark: A Clash of Swords

historyafterdarkLove Games of Thrones? Intrigued by the violent, yet chivalrous, world of medieval warriors? Join Dr.s Caroline Dunn (Clemson University), Rick Heiser (Presbyterian College) and Carolyn Watson (Furman University) for a conversation on knights of old.
Thursday, August 7
7:00 pm

UHM Family Day: Castle Construction

castlebuildingBring the whole family for a fantastic day of castle construction! From a house of cards to recycled boxes, Legos to sand, we will be constructing castles of all kinds. Don’t forget to check out “The Amazing Castle” exhibition for more family focused fun.
Sunday, August 3
1:00-4:00 pm

UHM Lunchbox Learning: The Valley Campaign of the Civil War

civilwarRon Gregory continues his 150 year anniversary series on the Civil War with this talk on the events of the summer of 1864. Don’t forget to call in advance to reserve your delicious Chick-fil-a lunch ($7.00 for box lunch, $6.00 for salad).

Wednesday, July 30 at Noon

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Militia Day at Walnut Grove Plantation


South Carolina Independent Rangers will muster once again at Walnut Grove Plantation from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. this Saturday, July 26. The historic plantation’s tranquil setting belies the fact that it played an important role in America’s War for Independence. If you missed Militia Day in June this is your chance to see history come to life! Events will include firing demonstrations, mock drills, skill demonstrations and more.

Walnut Grove Plantation is located at 1200 Otts Shoals Road in Roebuck.

Contact Julius Dargan at (864) 591-5596 or at julius.dargan@spartanburghistory.org for more information

Exploring the Dark Corner with Dean Campbell

Join SCHA and local exploration company Explore Up Close, LLC on August 27 for a fun and informative trip to SC’s legendary Dark Corner. There, we’ll meet local guide and storyteller Dean Campbell (featured at SCHA’s Lunch & Learn on June 27). Dean will show us unique sites and tell stories on location in the Dark Corner. Afterward, we’ll enjoy lunch in the area (included) and a lovely drive through the horse farm and wine country of northern Spartanburg County before returning to Spartanburg.

Departure: 9:00 am, from the Chapman Cultural Center

Return: by 4:00 pm

Price: $75 / person (includes van transportation*, all touring, delicious lunch at a local restaurant) PURCHASE TICKET

*Van travel will allow us to visit sites with Dean Campbell that can’t by visited by bus.

Story Telling Night at TR Library- Thur July 24th


Storytelling Nights in a New Location! We will now be holding our Storytelling Programs in the meeting room at the Travelers Rest Sargent Library (17 Center Street, downtown Travelers Rest).

Next storytelling night is Thursday, July 24th 7:00—8:00 pm. The theme for July is “An Interesting “Character” (or Person) I have Known”. All are welcome to listen and share stories and memories of upper Greenville County and beyond. Come and bring a friend! We look forward to seeing you there.

Looking ahead: upcoming themes for the rest of the year include:

  • September—Textile Mill Memories
  • November—Holiday Memories



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