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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 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


Next CUSCH Meeting – Aug 6th

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.

Medieval Gardens – Upcountry History Museum

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
3:00 pm

Royal Pajama Party – Upcountry History Museum

Join us for an evening of family fun as we play in The Amazing Castle, meet special castle guests, create castle crafts, and enjoy a royal movie with popcorn!

Friday, July 25 
6:30-9:30 pm

$5 for members

$10 for other guests

Call 864-467-3100 today to reserve your place at the party

Lunch & Learn: Black Blue Bloods

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.

$5/ticket only

$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.


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