NGU – Reformation Lecture

Hickson Lecture to Honor 500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation

North Greenville University will present its annual Hickson Lecture on Tuesday, October 24.

Dr. Robert Figueira, professor of history at Lander University, will be the keynote lecturer on the topic “Martin Luther and the Anabaptists” in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

In 2017, the world marks the five-hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, an event that tradition tells us began on October 31, 1517 when Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. At the center of this movement stands Luther’s rediscovery of the Gospel message: human beings do not earn their salvation by doing good works, but rather God freely offers salvation to all who believe.

Figueira, a native of New York City and grandson and son of immigrants, is currently a professor of history in the Department of History and Philosophy in the College of Arts and Humanities at Lander University in Greenwood, SC where he has taught since 1991. He is a magna cum laude history graduate from Wesleyan University in 1973, a Fulbright student fellow at the University of Regensburg, earned his master’s degree in medieval studies from Cornell University in 1976, a German academic exchange service fellow in Munich, and received his doctorate degree in history also from Cornell in 1980. He has taught full-time since 1979 at six other universities in the U.S. and in Germany and has edited a book and published 13 articles and chapters in medieval history – specializing in the history of medieval papal legates and canon law, and published roughly 80 book reviews and book notes.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24 in the Hayes Ministry/Welcome Center. No tickets are required.

For more information, contact Dr. Paul Thompson, dean of the College of Humanities and professor and chair of the Department of History,


PCHS – Come and Share

Calling All Pickens County Historical Society members to

come and share an evening of memories:

Wednesday Oct 25th

7 – 8:45 PM

large meeting room

Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library

Easley, SC

Come and enjoy the evening your stories of special family celebrations:                                                                                               

                             Thanksgiving? Christmas?Weddings?Birthdays? Anniversaries?

The program will be a sharing of your memories of special

family gatherings.

Come and share your history – help us keep our history alive.

Feel free to bring a friend, a neighbor, a descendant…

GCLS – What’s in a Jail

What’s in a Jail?

Description: View and discuss the powerful documentary, 13th, exploring race, justice, and the prison boom in the United States. Email andersonroad@greenvillelibrary. org or call 269-5210 for more info.
Date: Thursday – October 26 2017
Time: 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Location: Anderson Road Branch

GCLS – Family History Club

Family History Club

Description: Explore and document your family history. Share tips and learn about available genealogy resources at the library. Email or call 963-9031 to register.
Date: Wednesday – October 18 2017
Time: 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
Location: Simpsonville Branch

Hagood – Burdine Lodge Restoration

Burdine Lodge Restoration Project

Ground Breaking Ceremony Scheduled


A ground breaking ceremony for the Burdine Lodge Restoration Project has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at 2:00 pm, at the Hagood Mill Historic Site, Pickens, South Carolina. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.


Representatives of Pickens County, the Pickens County Historical Society, the Hagood Mill Historic Site, Anderson District United Methodist Men, the South Carolina Methodist Conference, and the South Carolina Conference Historical Society will speak briefly at the site of the planned reconstruction. Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, Resident Bishop of the Columbia Area of the United Methodist Church, is also scheduled to participate.


Built in the 1760’s, this historic log house was moved in the 1790’s to Old Vinland School Road in the Dacusville Community of what was then known as the Pendleton District. In 1796 the house became the home of Samuel Burdine, an early Methodist in the area, and a lodging place for Bishop Francis Asbury when traveling from North Carolina into South Carolina through the Saluda Pass. In his journal Asbury documented visits with Samuel Burdine in November, 1800, accompanied by Bishop Richard Whatcoat, and again in November, 1802. The Burdine home also became a meeting place for a Methodist Society which today is known as Antioch United Methodist Church of the North Easley Charge in the Greenville District of the South Carolina Conference. The log house was donated to the Pickens County Historical Society by Mrs. Nell Davis Patton, who had lived in it as a child, and her family.  The reconstruction project is expected to take at least a year.


The Hagood Mill Historic Site is located at 138 Hagood Mill Road just off of Highway 178. From downtown Pickens take Highway 178 north. Stay on Highway 178 for three(3) miles. Turn left onto Hagood Mill Road(look for the Hagood Mill sign). The site is immediately on the right.

BAMA – Ghost Walk

Ghoulies, ghosties, and strange sites await you as you stroll down historic streets of Belton during the
Belton Area Museum Association’s first annual Halloween Ghost Walk.
Five historic properties are scheduled for the tour: the Chamberlain-Kay House, the Mitchell House, and
Cox Funeral Home on River Street and the Moffatt Haynie House and the J. T. Rice House on Brown
Avenue. Exteriors of homes will be accessible and spine-tingling stories attached to each property will
be shared by costumed presenters.
Price per person ($10 adults, $5 children 10 and under) includes light refreshments at the depot, guided
tours of historic properties, and unusual entertainment.
Tours begin at 6 PM and will depart from the depot every 30 minutes until 7:30 PM. Each tour will last
approximately 1 1/2 hours. Limited slots are available. Tours will be family friendly in content.
Tickets will go on sale Oct. 10 and can be purchased by visiting or calling the museum during regular
opening hours, Wednesday–Friday, 9 – 2 and Saturday 9 -1 .
Make plans to attend now. All attendees should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight.
For more information, contact BAMA Executive Director Abigail Burden at 864-338- 7400 or

UHM – Behind-the-scenes Tour

Experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Museum’s newest
special exhibition, Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage & Screen,
before it opens to the public.
Join Jean Dreusedow, Director of Kent State University Museum
and co-author of Katharine Hepburn: Rebel Chic.
$20 per person – Purchase your tickets