Published July 22, 2014
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
Published July 15, 2014
At our next meeting on August 6th at 8:30 a.m. at the Hagood Mill Historic Site, our special guest will be well-known naturalist and author, Dennis Chastain. Dennis will enlighten us on the wonders of our own Blue Ridge escarpment – which National Geographic calls one of the fifty most significant places on the planet – right here where we live. This will be an entertaining and educational event for all of us interested in our local history, pre-history, and tourism. If you’ve never visited the Hagood Mill Historic Site, you’re in for a real treat. It’s located three miles north of Pickens off Highway 178 at 138 Hagood Mill Road.
Published July 11, 2014
Investigate vegetable gardens, both modern and medieval, in this workshop brought to you by the Upcountry History Museum and the Upstate Master Gardeners. Free to museum members, free with admission to all other guests. Space is limited. Sign up early!
Sunday, July 20
Published July 9, 2014
Spartanburg County Historical Association
Chapman Cultural Center
July 25, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Join author Christopher Williams as he discusses his new book and the journey of discovery that led him to write it. Black Blue Bloods tells the story of freed slaves who established a successful plantation in Fountain Inn after emancipation. This is a unique opportunity to learn about a fascinating and little-known chapter in Upstate history.
Lunch & Learns are held in the west conference room at Chapman Cultural Center.
Catered lunches will be available through Palmetto Palate, reserved in advance through our gift shop. Tickets and a limited number of lunches will be available at the door.
$15/ticket and sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)
Purchase your ticket online by clicking here
, by calling (864) 596-3501, or in person at Spartanburg Regional History Museum.
Published July 2, 2014
Attend SCAA’s Summer Social In Lancaster SC on Friday, July 11th, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meet and greet your colleagues, tour a unique repository and community, and support SCAA at the same time. Join us for the afternoon as we tour the USC Lancaster Native American Studies Center with Archaeologist Christopher Judge and Brent Burgin, Director of the Archives, to learn more about its historical holdings and unique Catawba Indian and Native American Collections. The walking tour will include visits to the nearby historic court house and the Old Presbyterian Church.
This event is the fundraiser for the SCAA’s scholarship program, the Darrick L. Hart Endowment Fund. Awards up to $500 are made available to current SCAA members through an application and review process to attend continuing educational training.
Cost is $15.00 for SCAA members and $10.00 for students.
You may register for the event online at: http://www.scarchivists.org/
There will be an optional lunch-on-your-own at nearby Charley’s Café in Lancaster prior to the program.
The menu for Charley’s can be found here: http://www.charleyscafeandcatering.com/
Published July 1, 2014
Saturday, June 28 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Storm the cast & explore life in medieval times! Step back in time to explore a castle village, from garden to kitchen, blacksmith’s shop to throne room. Become a knight, a court jester or even the lord or lady of the castle. Opening day will include story times, art project and a surprise guest (hint – he is big and green). Chick-fil-a treats free from12-1 pm or while supplies last.