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Join us NEXT Saturday, October 26 as we present our first-ever Jack-O-Lantern Tour of Walnut Grove Plantation
Join us for a look at daily life in colonial times by Jack-O-Lantern light! Tour the Moore family home and meet a spinner and colonial gardener, travel along the nature trail and encounter a variety of colonial folks — including a drover, women travelers, and a doctor — along the way, and visit the plantation cemetery. Meet the Regulators, who provided law and order along the wild colonial frontier. Family-friendly! No scary ghost stories and not a haunted trail. Bring a flashlight!
Event Date & Time: Saturday, October 26, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: $8 Adults; $4 Ages 5-17; Free Ages 0-4
Location: Walnut Grove Plantation, 1200 Otts Shoals Road, Roebuck, SC
Tuesday, October 22
The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. This is the 11th year the Advisory Committee of the museum has inducted deserving individuals into the ACM Hall of Fame. Barnard Elliott Bee, Jr. and Claude Richard “Red” Canup are the class of 2013.
At 7 p.m. the museum will launch their World War II Book “A Necessary War: Anderson County Residents Remember World War II.” Written by Kathryn Smith, the book contains the World War II experiences of twenty county residents and includes the stories of veterans as well as civilians who supported the war effort in 1941-45. The book will sell for $20 in the museum store and begins the fundraising for the expansion of the current military exhibit Keep the Home Fires Burning. Kathryn Smith and most of the twenty honorees in the book will be on hand to sign copies.
Following the book launch, the Friends Board of the ACM will sponsor the 30th Birthday Cupcake and Champagne Party.
The Hall of Fame ceremony, reception and the 30th birthday celebration are free and open to the public. Applications are now available for the 2014 Hall of Fame at the ACM or on the ACM Website www.andersoncountymuseum.org.
The Greer Heritage Museum and the Greer Station Association are offering ghost walks in downtown Greer on Tues., Oct. 22 at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm. The walk begins at the Depot on Trade and Randall St. and ends at the museum. A $5.00 donation to the museum is requested of anyone 8 and up.
Saturday at The Seay House
October 19, 2013
Join us this Saturday at The Seay House, Spartanburg’s oldest standing home. Located at 106 Darby Road just off Crescent Avenue, this home showcases the dwelling of a local farmstead managed and maintained by three maiden Seay sisters in the late 1800s. Come relax for an hour or two on this historic property! Visit http://www.spartanburghistory.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 864-596-3501 for more information.
The Seay House is open by appointment year-round and on the 3rd Saturday of the summer months. We are open at no charge to the public, though visitor donations and sponsorships help us maintain the property. The Seay House is one of 3 historic homes maintained by the Spartanburg County Historical Association.
The Seay House is the oldest house still standing in the city limits of Spartanburg. Although a definite construction date for the log portion has not been established, evidence indicates that it was built prior to 1850. Two of the frame additions made to the home in the late 19th century still remain. The oldest portion of the house is a typical Scots-Irish, one room, one-and-a-half story, log house. The logs are hand-hewn, and the foundation is fieldstone. The pipestem chimney, also made of fieldstone, is a style commonly found in Virginia but unusual for upstate South Carolina.
The Seay House is a modest home and reflects the kind of life that the majority of the settlers in Spartanburg County and the Carolina Backcountry lived. Interpretation at the Seay House focuses on the lives of women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This was a farmstead, and the three daughters of Kinsman Seay – Ruthy, Patsy, and Sarah – who lived in this house up to the times of their deaths lived a simple farm life. While today this home is largely surrounded by a modern neighborhood, when you step onto the grounds you can begin to imagine what it must have been like to live without electricity or running water, to grow and raise your own food, and to make your own clothing.