Please add the following events to your April Calendar. Please email Jennifer@upcountryhistory.org if you have questions or would like any further information. Thank you.
Lunchbox Learning: “The Shaping of South Carolina”
Wednesday April 3, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Chick-fil-a or Vegetarian Lunch $6.00
Learn from the NC/SC Boundary Commission will talk about the process of retracing the steps of historical surveys, and the ongoing survey project of our disputed northern border. Related to the current exhibit, “The Shaping of South Carolina, The Shaping of South Carolina: A Story of Adventure, Politics, and Boundary Making.” Please reserve meals prior to the event. For reservations call the museum at 864-467-3100 or email@example.com.
Night at the Museum
Friday April 12, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Members $10, Regular Admission $15
Space is limited, so please call (864) 467-3100 to register.
Our Night at the Museum events are not to be missed. Bring the family to watch the film, Night at the Museum II, then tour the museum after lights out! On the flashlight tour, meet characters from South Carolina history that have come alive! Doors open at 6:30, and the film begins at 7:00.
19th Century Photography: Wet Plate Collodion
Saturday April 20, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
You might have seen old photographs from the Civil War era and later in the 19th Century. Now you can learn more about how those tintypes and ambrotypes were created using the wet plate collodion process. Local photographer Bryan Hiott will discuss the history of this type of photography, and also its resurgence in popularity today, Afterward, watch live demonstrations of this antique process.
The program is free with museum admission.
Textile Heritage Tours
Saturday April 27 at 10:30am
Saturday June 22 at 10:30am
$15 members, $20 regular admission
In the early 1960’s Greenville, South Carolina was known as the “Textile Center of the World.” Even though this title was created initially as part of a Chamber of Commerce, the nearly twenty mills had made the fact practically indisputable by the 1940’s there were 16 cotton mills and two dye/bleaching/processing mills in the immediate facility of Greenville.
Join noted local historian Don Koonce on a two-hour driving tour that covers the mills and sites of in the “Textile Crescent.” You’ll never see Greenville the same way after you explore the intriguing stories of these mills, their owners and the villages that surrounded them.
Space is very limited, so reservations are required. Please call (864) 467-3100.