ACM – Civil Rights Movement

Anderson County and the Long Civil Rights MovementTuesday, February 165:30 p.m.

202 East Greenville Street, Anderson, South Carolina 29621

In school we are taught that the Civil Rights Movement began in the 1950s and ended in 1968. In this program, Dustin will discuss the notion of the “long Civil Rights Movement” and what aspects of it change when we view the movement from the bottom-up. Come and hear the stories of Anderson County and how they support Civil Rights as a long term, grassroots movement.  More Information

SCHA – Lunch & Learn Booker T. Washington

unnamedBooker Taliaferro Washington, author, educator, and advisor to Presidents, was perhaps the most prominent leader of the African-American community during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Join Spartanburg County Historical Association and USC Upstate Professor Dr. Andrew Myers on Friday, February 26 12:30-1:30 to learn about Washington’s visits to Spartanburg and his relationships with local citizens. This February edition of the Lunch & Learn lecture series is part of SCHA’s observance of Black History Month.

Dr. Andrew Myers is a Professor of American Studies and History at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He is author of the bookBlack, White & Olive Drab: Racial Integration at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the Civil Rights Movement. His narrative about the Seventh Cavalry Regiment in the South Carolina Upcountry was published in the essay collection Recovering the Piedmont Past. He is co-editing a second volume of this book, and his research about Booker T. Washington will appear as a chapter.

Lunch & Learns are held in the Callie and John Rainey Conference Room in the Carlos Dupre Moseley building at 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 callingSpartanburg Regional History Museum at (864) 596-3501 TuesdayFriday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER 5 P.M. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25.

UHM – Homeschool Day

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Come explore our newest special exhibition, “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965.” Program will include a guided tour of the exhibition and hands on learning about the Atomic Age in our history lab classroom.
Friday, February 19
$5 per student 
Register by calling 864-467-3100 or by email

UHM – Connections Cafe

Do you or a loved one suffer from memory loss?
Join us for the Connections Cafe
February 11 at 2:00 pm
The Connections Cafe helps bring together those with memory loss, their families, friends and caregivers for support, networking, and exploration of history. There is no fee for the Connections Cafe. All are welcome. Call 864-467-3100 or email to register.

UHM – Neighborhood Night Feb. 4th

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Neighborhood Night
February 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Neighborhood Nights are monthly free nights at the Upcountry History Museum. No registration required. Children attending will have the opportunity to take home a FREE book while supplies last. Book titles will vary

UHM – Family Fun Day

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1:00-4:00 pm
Enjoy story times, crafts, and more at our Valentine’s Day Family Fun Day. 
Free to members
Free with admission to other guests

SCHA – Textiles Exhibit

unnamedSpartanburg Regional History Museum’s latest rotating exhibit highlights the Upstate’s rich textile heritage through a combination of panels from the South Carolina State Museum’s traveling exhibit and artifacts from the museum’s own collections as well as items donated specially for this exhibit.  Explore the history of textile manufacture in our region from colonial times to the present!

Spartanburg Regional History Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., closed Monday.  The museum is located at Chapman Cultural Center, on the second floor of the Carlos Dupre Moseley Building.  Admission is free.


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