GCLS – Fold3 Remote Access

fold3.pngGreenville County Library System is please to announce Fold3 is now available remotely. Research your genealogy from the comfort of home. Login for free with your library card.


UHM – Membership & Donations

unnamed.pngGive the gift of membership this holiday and share the enriching experiences, exhibits and programs from the Museum. Cyber Monday Special – $50 off New Dicey Langston Springfield Memberships
Monday, Nov.30, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call 864-467-3100 (Does not apply to memberships up for renewal.)
unnamed.jpgHelp support the Upcountry History Museum in all our new efforts, from school scholarships to Neighborhood Nights, The Memory Cafe to hands-on exhibitions. Save the date–December 1, 2015

SCHA – James Buchanan and ‘The Night Before Christmas’ Dioramas

unnamed.jpgVisit Spartanburg Regional History Museum on Tuesday, November 24 5:30-7 to view Spartanburg’s historic “The Night Before Christmas” dioramas displayed in the windows of Aug. W. Smith’s in downtown Spartanburg for decades! Learn about James Buchanan, the man who created the dioramas and the first director of Walnut Grove Plantation, while perusing these iconic Spartanburg holiday artifacts.  The dioramas will remain on display until Sunday, January 3

Spartanburg Regional History Museum is open TuesdaySaturday 10-5 andSunday 1-5, Closed on Monday.  Admission is always free!  Located at Chapman Cultural Center, West Wing, 2nd floor.

ACM – Anderson Memories Book

unnamed.jpgAnderson Memories is now available in the ACM gift shop at the regular price of $40. All proceeds from books sold in the Museum Gift Shop go to build our next permanent exhibit opening in 2020 on Anderson County Military. The book was published in partnership with the Independent Mail.

Belton – BBQ, Bluegrass and Turkey Shoot

3399604f-89f7-4568-9a80-c50731059610.pngTry your skill at bagging a turkey just in time for Thanksgiving at the first annual BBQ, Bluegrass and Turkey Shoot event to be held Nov. 22, from 2 pm – 6 pm, at the historic Belton Train Depot. Hosted by the Belton Area Museum Association, the event is free and family-friendly, with activities for all ages.

“This old-fashioned event has been updated with a modern twist,” said Kathy Benson, BAMA Executive Director. “Instead of rifles, shotguns, or compound bows, we’re making this test of skill accessible to everyone by using a different method: targets and darts.”

In the adult division (over 12), participants can purchase turkey targets for $5 for one, or $10 for three. Over the afternoon, entrants will throw their three darts to see the best combined score they can add up on a single target. There is no limit to the number of targets participants can purchase and a running board of top scorers will be posted continuously throughout the afternoon. “The highest three scorers will win turkeys for their feasts AND bragging rights for the next year,” added Benson.

In the children’s division, those 12 and under can purchase a turkey target too. They will set up a set distance from the target and will shoot four rubber stopper arrows with a kid’s bow and arrow set. Again, the highest combined scores on a single target will determine the winners and they will receive prizes as well.

“Even if you don’t want to participate in the turkey shoot, there’s still lots of fun things to do at the event,” stated Benson. There will be entertaining games for kids, a chance to view The World of Comics exhibit, and food, of Creekside Barbecue is preparing the chicken quarter barbecue plates that will also include slaw, beans, and drinks, all for $10 per plate. Hotdog plates will also be sold for $5 per plate. Advanced tickets can be purchased from museum board members or by calling 864-338-7400.

Veteran turkey hunters will demonstrate proper turkey calling techniques and skills and visitors can learn those that help hunters draw the best turkeys. There will even be a turkey calling contest after the demonstration.

And everyone is invited to enjoy the free concert performed by Celtic bluegrass band Emerald Road. They play a blend of Irish and Scottish traditional music, Classical, Jazz, Newgrass, and Folk music. A staple performance group of area venues, Emerald Road’s music is considered “an eclectic mix of genre that produces a unique sound.”

In addition, local merchants have donated prizes for a raffle. Visitors can purchase 3 tickets for $5 or a single ticket for $2. Prizes include a hand-tied cotton hammock in the Pawley’s Island style prepared by Heritage Days artisan Paula Ashworth, a whimsical original watercolor entitled “The Truth about Fairies“ painted by comic artist Paty Cockrum, a movie basket, and other great items that visitors can enjoy using or giving as Christmas gifts.

The first annual BBQ, Bluegrass, and Turkey Shoot event is being sponsored by Superior Engineering, Clinkscales Chevrolet, State Farm-Amanda Thompson, and Ace Hardware of Williamston and Honea Path. All proceeds benefit the Belton Area Museum Association in support of their educational programming.

“Like” the Belton Area Museum Association on Facebook and check out the newest events and information. You can also find us at http://www.beltonalliance.com/belton-museum/. Please call Kathy Benson, BAMA Executive Director, at 338-7400 for more information or to purchase meal tickets.

UHM – Lunchbox learning Legendary Local of Greenville

unnamed.jpgJoin author Cindy Landrum for a conversation about local citizens who have stood the tests of time and made lasting impacts on our community. Books will be for sale in museum store.

Wednesday, November 18 at Noon
Free to members/Free with Admission for Guests
Lunch from Chick-fil-a Cherrydale available for additional fee of $7 (box lunch) or $6 (vegetarian salad). Lunch must be purchased 24 hours in advance of the program

UHM – Fiber Artist Salley Mavor

Nationally recognized fiber artist and author Salley Mavor, will be at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, on Thursday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m. to share insights of her work and autograph her books.

Decorative and detailed, Mavor’s work is full of patterns from nature and found objects and all sewn together by hand with a needle and thread. Her visit provides an exclusive opportunity to meet this exceptional artist and gain a deeper understanding into how she sews different materials together to create fanciful scenes in relief, much like miniature shallow stage sets, with figures imposed on embellished fabric backgrounds.

Mavor’s unique, original artwork is currently on display at the Museum in the Pocketful of Posies exhibition through February 14, 2016. This exhibit is not only a look at her extraordinary talent, but also an exploration of the many reasons these rhymes exist and why the artist has chosen to interpret them. Nursery rhymes can be traced in origin to medieval times as a way to pass on history, teach and comment on the times.

Many of Mavor’s dimensional, miniature worlds have been photographed and reproduced as illustrations in 10 children’s books, including Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, winner of the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the 2011 Golden Kite Award.

In addition to her visit, two Felt Workshops, led by local artist Cecilia Ho of FELTastic Fashion, have been scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 12; one from 10 a.m. – noon and another from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. There is a fee for the workshops. For more information or to register for the workshops, call the Museum.

The Upcountry History Museum is located at 540 Buncombe St., in Greenville, S.C. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 864-467-3100 or visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.


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