Veteran’s Weekend Nov. 10-11, All Day
Honoring the men and women of our Armed Forces, past and present. This year, we will pay a special tribute to those who served in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Activities include a Flyover of C-17 aircraft, displays of private military collections, a “Greenville and the Cold War” presentation, and film screening and children’s activities. Free admission.
Lunchbox Learning: Classical Backstage Pass Nov. 15 at noon
A special “Backstage Pass” with Dr. Thomas Joiner, conductor of Furman Symphony Orchestra and Dr. Hugh Floyd, conductor of Furman Singers. Joiner and Floyd will discuss the English composer Ralph Vaughn Williams and an upcoming performance of two of his masterpieces. Hear two South Carolina natives, distinguished conductors and Furman graduates discuss the importance of music in our community. Call 467-3100 to reserve your Chick-fil-a or vegetarian lunch.
“Looking Through the Lens” Curator’s Tour Nov.17 at 10:30-11:30 am
Start your weekend with an up-close look at our newest exhibit. A guided tour by UHM Curator Heather Yenco will take visitors through a century of photographs showing Greenville’s journey from dirt roads to vibrant city, showcasing remarkable people and events. You can also examine the history of photography, with vintage cameras on display. Free with admission.
Carolina and the Constitution Series: The Religion Clauses, Nov. 28 at 5pm
Few issues are as debated as the relationship between Church and State. The validity of the Supreme Court’s first foray into this field was challenged by a landmark case arising from South Carolina, Sherbert v. Verner. Should the government excuse people from obeying laws that conflict with their religion? Or does the Establishment Clause restrict the government from doing so? Learn more about the history of this issue in this lecture series by Furman President Rod Smolla.