I am so excited to announce that the SC Landmark Conference will be in Spartanburg this April 18-20. Presented by the Confederation of SC Local Historical Societies each year, it’s back in Spartanburg after about 10 years and we really want to show off. Spartanburg has a wonderful heritage and lots of beautiful historic landmarks which I know will impress our out of town guests and reinforce the knowledge of our local attendees. The conference opens on Thursday evening, April 18, with a reception. Sessions will be in conference space at the Downtown Marriott, then we’ll have a dinner, silent auction and awards presentations on Friday evening. The conference will wrap up on Saturday morning with a tour of some of Spartanburg County’s historic sites.
As members of the Spartanburg History Hub, I know that many of you have specialized in a wide range of history and in Spartanburg history. I NEED YOU!!! I am responsible for making all the arrangements for the conference and, in addition to making plans to attend, I need you to send me session proposals and your willingness to present them. We’ll have 2-3 concurrent sessions in each time slot on Friday and you’ll have about 45 minutes for presentation, questions and discussion. Feel free to group with other people if your subject doesn’t need the full time. We want to showcase Spartanburg’s history and landmarks, so first preference will be given to sessions with Spartanburg connections, but there are no restrictions.
Please email me the following info:
-Any equipment needed (projector, etc)
-If time of day matters for your schedule
Feel free to spread the word to anyone who might be interested in participating as a presenter. I need to get the conference info out very soon, so I need to hear back from you by THIS Wednesday, January 29. Ask me any questions, send me partial ideas for feedback, whatever – just be ready to join in!!!
Becky Slayton, Executive Director
Spartanburg County Historical Association, 864-278-9664