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 

UHM – Hepburn Exhibit

Iconic Hepburn Exhibit Bringing Hollywood Chic to Upcountry History Museum


            Greenville, S.C. – On October 14, 2017, the exclusive “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen” exhibition will make its Southeastern debut at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate. It runs through January 14, 2018.


Few names evoke such clear visual connections as Katharine Hepburn and her iconic wardrobe. With a stage and film career that spanned six decades, she dazzled silver screen, television and theater audiences with extraordinary talent, a keen sense of contemporary fashion, and a fiercely independent spirit.


Capturing that spirit of independence and personal sense of style, “Dressed for Stage and Screen” features more than 40 free-standing costumes worn in 21 films and six stage productions spanning Hepburn’s illustrious 66-year career. It also showcases an ensemble of her signature look tailored beige trousers and jackets, as well as a display of film stills, posters, photographs, lobby cards, playbills, and stage makeup.


The first major costume exhibition in upstate South Carolina. this exceptional display not only presents an up-close look at the defining style of one of the most recognized actresses, it also introduces visitors to some of the best costume designers of the time: Valentina, Howard Greer, Cecil Beaton and Jane Greenwood, who designed Hepburn’s stage costumes; Walter Plunkett, Irene, Muriel King, Edith Head and Margaret Furse, who designed her film costumes.


Keenly aware of the importance of costume in defining character and drawing the audience into the story, Hepburn was also able to incorporate her personal sense of style to transcend her career in influencing the fashion choices available to women today. She once said, “I was never a victim of the times I lived in. In fact, I was a success because of the times I lived in. My style of personality became the style.”


“Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen,” is on loan from the Kent State University Museum. It is curated by Jean Dreusedow, director of Kent State’s Museum of Costume & Decorative Art.


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. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 864-467-3100 or visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

BAMA – Paranormal Event

Hagood – Ghost Tours

The Howlings at Hagood Mill!
2017 Fall Ghost Tours

Thursday and Friday nights, October 5th through October 27th from 7:00 ‘til8:30 pm (arrive 20 minutes early)

Hagood Mill is an old Appalachian settlement haunted by many spirits and lost souls. Come visit us as our guide shares stories of the paranormal laced with bits of local history. Take a torch lit walkabout thru the ancient buildings and across a bridge into our ghostly forest.

For reservations:

Call Hagood Mill: 864-898-2936
(Wed thru Sat)

Email:  dean@ancientfootsteps.com

  • Please include name, address, phone number, & email
  • Reservations fill up fast, maximum of 30
  • Minimum tour: 15 people

Group tours also available:
Email: dean@ancientfootsteps.com


  • Adults 16 & over, $12.00; Youth 6 through 15, $10.00; no charge for kids 5 & under
  • Payment at site by cash,check or card
  • Group tours must pay in full 10 days in advance

Hagood Mill is located at 138 Hagood Mill Rd, Pickens, SC 29671 – just off Hwy 178 — Only a 25 minute drive from downtown Greenville

Hagood – Old Time and Bluegrass Jam

Hagood Mill to Host Old Time and Bluegrass Jam

Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: 8:30pm – 11:00pm

Please join us at Hagood Mill for this special Friday night jam on October 13th.  This event, co-sponsored by the Oolenoy Community Jammers is open to all musicians (young and old), all ranks (teachers and screechers), pickers, grinners, singers, cloggers, watchers, learners, and anyone else who enjoys Old Time and Bluegrass music.

This is a free event, so come on out and experience this special and unique “Friday the 13th” acoustic jam at the Historic Hagood Mill.

For additional information, please contact Hagood Mill at (864) 898-2936