SCHA – Summer in the Sixties

Join Jack Fisher, an American Bandstand Dancer and 60s Rock & Roll DJ, for a trip down memory lane as you relive the 1960s, one of the most influential decades in Music History!

The Lecture series will be broken into three sessions, each focusing on a different period of 60s music that evolved as the decade progressed.
Part 1: “The New Frontier,” 1960-1963, June 3, 7:00-8:30, Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown Campus (Barrett Room)

Part 2: “The British Invasion,” 1964-1967, July 8, 7:00-8:30, Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown Campus (Barrett Room)

Part 3: “The Counter Culture,” Aug. 5, 7:00-8:30, Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown Campus (Barrett Room)

Admission: $10/one lecture; $25/all three lectures

Reserve tickets by clicking here or by calling Spartanburg Regional History Museum at (864) 596-3501 TuesdayFriday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

UHM – Magic Tree House

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The Magic Tree House, a major traveling exhibit based on the best-selling

children’s book series by Mary Pope Osborne, will make its Southeastern United States debut at the

Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, on June 6, 2015, and remain

on exhibit through September 6, 2015.

This interactive, literacy based exhibit allows visitors to join Jack and Annie, two ordinary

siblings from Frog Creek, PA, as they branch out through history via a magical, time-traveling tree

house. Whisked away to three important periods in American history – a visit to Plymouth Bay at the

time of the first Thanksgiving, a trip to a field hospital to help Clara Barton during the time of the Civil

War, and a visit to a one-room school house to experience life as a pioneer – imaginations will grow as

children explore history through these unique, immersive environments featuring period costumes, props

and more than 30 hands-on learning activities.

“The Museum is thrilled to be a part of The Magic Tree House exhibition tour,” noted Dana

Thorpe, Executive Director for the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University. “The project

encourages visitors to make meaningful and personal connections to history and supports the Museum’s

commitment to inspiring imagination, stimulating thought and transforming society.”

Special Magic Tree House programming will be offered at the Museum throughout the summer.

Activities include Family Days on June 6, July 5, August 2 and September 6, a bi-weekly Book Club in

June, July and August to talk about the books in the series, presentations such as Songs from the Civil

War, as well as other hands-on learning lessons about American history.

This extraordinary exhibit is illustrated by Sal Murducca and used with permission of Random

House, Inc. The exhibit was created by The Magic House, St. Louis, Missouri, and made possible by

generous support from the Crawford Taylor Foundation and Greenville Health System.

540 Buncombe Street Greenville, SC 29601 864-467-3100

The Upcountry History Museum-Furman University is located at 540 Buncombe St., in Greenville, S.C.

The Museum will be open seven days a week for the duration of this exhibit. Museum hours are Monday

– Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1– 5 p.m. For more information, call 864-467-3100

or visit

TR – Time and Life of Jim

Speaker, Clyde Carr

*Meeting will be Tues, May 26th 7pm @ TR City Hall      

The interesting life story of Reverend James Rosemond, who established more than 50 Methodist churches in the upstate, will be presented by Clyde Carr, businessman and active community leader.

The program will also include Installation of Officers for  2015-2017 and highlights regarding the upcoming Traveling Smithsonian exhibit coming to Slater Hall in October.

Rev. James “Jim” R. Rosemond

This program is free and open to the public.

ACM – Roper Research Room 101

Tuesday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m.

The Anderson County Museum invites you for a brief guided tour through the John I. Green Studio Photographs exhibit with the exhibit’s curator, Jim Harper. This tour will be followed by a tutorial on how to properly utilize our Roper Research Room, learn about your family history, and also locate and purchase family photographs. The tutorial will be lead by our Roper Research Room volunteers, Roger McKinley and Donna Roper.

This event is open to the public and free of charge. Donations are always accepted and encouraged. Hope to see you there!!

ACM – Pick up a Flat

Tuesday, May 19 at 5:30
Pick up a Flat
Remember Flat Stanley?? Well, drop by the Musuem and make a Flat Amelia (Earhart) or a Flat William (Whitner) to take on your travels this summer. You can meet a life size flat Stanley and visit the Amelia Earhart and William Whitner exhibits. Cost is free and donations are gladly accepted.

Greenville’s Textile Sports History


Greenville’s Textile Sports History

Tue, May 26, 6p-7p, Anderson Road

Learn about the history of Greenville’s textile league sports as well as the role they played in Upstate mill town communities. Registration required. Call 269-5210 to register.

SCHA Summer Camps

American Girl Camp:
Pack your American Girl Doll for a camp celebrating American Girl history! Explore the forest in search of plants familiar to Native American girls like Kaya, practice your manners for a colonial era tea party with Felicity, and learn how to swing dance like Molly at this exciting camp for modern American Girls!

June 22-26 & July 27-34

Surviving the Backcountry
Learn the skills that Native Americans, early European settlers, and Revolutionary War soldiers used to survive the wilds of the Carolina Back Country. Make fire using ancient techniques, use stone-age hunting weapons, make your own angling equipment, forage for food like a militiaman on the march and more at this camp for adventurous boys and girls!

July 13-17

For more information, including ages and prices, visit us online.camps


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