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

SCHA – Experience “Summer in the 60s!”

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 TuesdayFriday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lunch & Learn: Brave Elizabeth Jackson with Sheila Ingle

Join SCHA and local author Sheila Ingle for the May installment of our Lunch & Learn Lecture series onMay 22 from 12:30-1:30.  This talk will focus on South Carolina native Elizabeth Jackson, mother of Andrew Jackson, and her struggles raising three sons as a single mother during the Revolutionary war.

Ingle’s books include Brave Elizabeth, Courageous Kate, andFearless Martha.  A retired educator from USC Upstate, she continues to teach through her writing.

Lunch & Learns are held in the Callie and John Rainey Conference Room in the west wing of Chapman Cultural Center. Catered lunches will be available through Palmetto Palate, reserved in advance through our gift shop. Tickets and a limited number of lunches will be available at the door.

$5/ticket only; FREE/SCHA Members

$15/ticket and sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)

Reserve tickets by clicking here or by calling Spartanburg Regional History Museum at (864) 596-3501 TuesdayFriday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Militia Day at Walnut Grove Plantation


Join the South Carolina Independent Rangers for a day celebrating Walnut Grove’s military history! The historic Plantation’s tranquil setting belies the fact that it played an important role in America’s War for Independence. Re-enactors will be encamped on the grounds to tell that story and others. Bring the kids for militia drills and flintlock firing demonstrations.
Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for kids ages 5-17, or $6 for adults and $3 for kids with guided tour of the manor house, kitchen, and Rocky Spring School. SCHA members admitted free.

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