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SCHA – Festifall Volunteers Needed

militadayThe biggest and best living history event in South Carolina takes placeOctober 3-5 at Walnut Grove Plantation, and we need your help to make it a success!  SCHA needs volunteers to collect admission fees at the gate, administer children’s activies, operate concession stands, and more.  Contact Caroline Sexton at or call (864) 596-3501 to sign up.  

SCHA – “Civil War to Civil Rights” Exhibit Opening



Spartanburg Regional History Museum’s latest exhibit, “Civil War to Civil Rights: An Exploration of Freedom in Spartanburg,” opens Thursday, September 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Highlighting the struggle for African-American freedom and equality in our community, the exhibit invites visitors to step inside a model slave ship, view artifacts from the segregation era, and be inspired by community leaders in the Civil Rights movement. The opening will feature wine and hors d’oeuvres, a chance to discuss the exhibit with museum staff, and information about upcoming programming.   

Admission is $8; $6 for SCHA members
Call Spartanburg Regional History Museum at (864) 596-3501 or for more information.

UHM – Lunchbox Learning: Scotch-Irish in South Carolina

unnamed (1)Learn the effect Scotch-Irish immigrants had in shaping the traditions of South Carolina from the ladies who literally wrote the book, Millie Coleman and Caroline Sherman.
Thursday, Sept. 18 Learn more

UHM – History After Dark: A Diverging Path

unnamedExplore the relationship between Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun and the foundation of secession. This will be the final portion of our Star Spangled History series on the War of 1812.Tuesday, Sept. 9   Learn more

UHM: Back to Basics – Knit and Purl

Stop in the museum for a new series of programs about the basic crafts used and practiced by the people of the Upcountry. Once a month we will feature a demonstration or workshop on a historic craft. For September, join the ladies from Yarn and Y’all for an afternoon of knitting. Learn the basics, ask questions of the experts and check out some truly amazing projects.
Saturday, September 6

UHM: Lunchbox Learning – Ladies-in-Waiting

Explore the unique role of ladies-in-waiting during the late medieval period in England. Dr. Caroline Dunn will explore the complex relationships that led these gently bred women to wield their own form of informal power.
Tuesday, August 26 @ Noon
Free for members – Regular admission for other guests
Lunch can be added for an additional charge if reservations are made by August 25
Call 864-467-3100 today to reserve your seat 

South Carolina State Fiddling Championship

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As autumn approaches and the leaves turn their brilliant colors, it signals the time for fiddle music in the mountains.  On September 20thvintage fiddle music will fill the hills and hollers around Hagood Mill as it becomes the host for the annual South Carolina Fiddling Championship. Some of the best fiddlers in the southeast will gather to compete for the title of South Carolina champion. This traditional contest goes back to the 1920s when Clemson University opened the doors of rustic Tillman Hall to the local musicians of the nearby South Carolina mountains for their music competition.

There will be cash prizes for competition in senior and junior fiddle categories as well as olde time banjo, guitar, and junior open.

Bring a lawn chair and set yourself to enjoy lively music and good food on the grounds of the historic old grist mill that is the central destination for traditional music in the South Carolina upcountry.

Development of an on-line registration form has been delayed.  Contestants can register by calling 864.898.2936 or at the Hagood Mill on the day of the event. For more information about the rules and regulations for this event please go

Come and enjoy! The Hagood Mill is located just 3 miles north of Pickens off Highway 178 or 5 ½ miles south of Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy 11 off Highway 178 at 138 Hagood Mill Road.


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