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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.

SCAA Summer Social

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:

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:

UHM: Lunchbox Learning: Ye Olde English

Wednesday, July 16
12:00-1:00 pm

Ever wonder why it’s feet and not foots? Or why medieval English has a seemingly random final -e sprinkled through it? Spend your lunch hour with Dr. Melinda Menzer to find the answer to these questions and more, including why no medieval English person ever used the words ye olde! Learn more

UHM: History After Dark – A Brewing Storm

Thursday, July 10
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Join Kelly Smith of USC Upstate as she explores the relationship between the War of 1812 and the political issue of slavery in the West.  Learn more


Upcountry History Museum: The Amazing Castle


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.


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