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Lunch & Learn: Lumbee Indian Traditions – SCHA

Join us on your lunch break Friday, April 25 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the first-floor conference room in the west wing of the Chapman Cultural Center to learn about Lumbee Indian Traditions from historian Billie Harrington, director of “Heirloom of Tradition: Identities of Lumbee Women in Religion, Family, and Education.”

Catered lunches will be available through Palmetto Palate, reserved in advance through our gift shop. Tickets and a limited amount of lunches will be available at the door.

$5 ticket only

$15 ticket and sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)

Tickets may be purchase online at or by calling (864) 596-3501.

Spartanburg Historic Home Tour


Spring Family Fun Day with Maisy the Mouse at UHM

mouseLook whose coming to the museum for a day of play! It’s Maisy the Mouse, and she is coming to help the Upcountry get ready for Mother’s Day with crafts, story time and more. Look for more information to come .
Sun., May 4 from 1:00-4:00 pm


Lunchbox Learning: A Little Girl Growing Up Black in a Segregated South

lunchcounterIn her talk, Dr. Margaree Crosby will share the obstacles she faced and successfully overcame on her road to being one of the Greenville Eight and the first female African American professor at Clemson University.
Wed, Apr. 30 – Noon Upcounty History Museum

Spring Break Week at UHM

 easterBring the whole family to the museum for Spring Break. Investigate The World of Jan Brett and color a springtime picture in our family reading room. Visit Protest, Prayers, & Progress: Greenville’s Civil Rights Movement to learn more about the history of our town during the 1960′s. Find fun books, puzzles and puppets in the museum store to share this Easter season. Don’t forget the museum will be CLOSED for Good Fridayand Easter Sunday. Learn more

History After Dark – UHM


April 24, 2014 – 6:30-7:30 pm

Explore the untold stories of student activism from those who lived it, representatives of the Sterling High School Alumni Association. In addition to the conversations about activism in Greenville during the 1960′s,  the evening will being with the announcement of the award winners for the Protest, Prayers, & Progress Student Art Contest. Award winning pieces will be on display throughout the evening.

Presenters: Elaine Means, Charles Gardener, Pete Lockhart & Thurmond Norris - 7:30 pm Free for members, $5 for all other guests, student discount available.rn More

History Museum of Travelers Rest – Spring Hours


Museum will be open every Sat & Sun 1-4 pm.

*Please note museum will be closed Sunday, April 20th and Saturday, April 26th for Easter week.

May 7th – CUSCH Quarterly Meeting

Put on your calendars our quarterly meeting on May 7th at 9:15 a.m  at the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville..  The program is “Promoting Cultural and Historic Tourism in the Upcountry.”  That pretty much nails what we do. We’ll have three important speakers:  Helen Hockwalt, Pickens County Director of Tourism and Marketing, Kristen O’Hara, SCPRT Tourism Marketing Division, and Jennifer Stillwell, Chief Marketing Officer,  VisitGreenvilleSC..
This meeting will be very popular and the seating is very limited.  To reserve your seat, RSVP to Patsy Swygert at

Textile Band Spring Concert


We’re excited to announce we are returning to the charming Wyche Pavilion for this year’s Spring Concert! Please join us Sunday, April 27 at 3:00pm for a delightful program of tunes and tales from the Upstate’s rich cultural history. As usual, we’ll be featuring a great variety of virtuoso solos, marches, rags, and novelty pieces from the golden age of the town band. Admission is always FREE, but we will be accepting donations.

Pick up your copy of the Textile Heritage Band’s first CD, Textile Tunes, for just $15. These will be on sale at the concert while supplies last! Nearly an hour of good old-fashioned toe-tapping fun featuring “King Cotton,” “Carolina in the Mornin’,” “American Patrol,” “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” “The Old Grey Mare,” and many more old favorites. Click herefor ordering information.

Hot Chili Eating Contest added to SC Chili Cook Off Championships

CHILI+EATING+CONTEST+DCThink you have what it takes to chow down on the most fiery chili ever concocted?  Test out your nerve (and cast iron stomach) at the first annual Hot Chili Eating Contest at the SC Chili Cook Off Championship, April 12.

Hosted by the Belton Area Museum Association, the Hot Chili Eating Contest will be limited to the first 15 participants who register on or before Saturday by 11:15 AM.  Contest begins at 11:30 AM and winners will be determined by the number of bowls of chili consumed in 5 minutes.

The winner will take home a Kindle Fire HD, some toilet paper and Pepto Bismol as well as the year’s bragging rights.  Second place winner will receive a restaurant gift certificate.

The event is being sponsored by Darby Metalworks, Inc., Commercial Bank, and Best Buy and all proceeds will benefit BAMA’s educational programming.

“We thought it would be  fun to add this event to an already wonderful festival, and we have been working hard to hammer out all the details of the contest to make it a success,”  said Shirah Smith, BAMA Executive Director.

For a downloadable registration form, visit the SC Chili Cook Off or Belton Area Museum Association Facebook pages, or come by the museum to pick up a copy.  The contest is open to all people over the age of 18.

Museum hours are Wednesday-Thursday 9 – 2; Friday 9 – 4, and Saturday 9 – 1 (with extended hours on April 12).

“We encourage everyone to join in the fun,”  said organizers.  “What a great way to support the museum and win wonderful prizes!”


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