SCHA – Lunch and Learn

unnamed.jpgFrieda Davison is the current Dean of Libraries at USC Upstate and holds degrees from Clinch Valley College, the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. Before she arrived at USC Upstate, she held positions at the University of Kentucky, East Tennessee State University, Columbia University, San Francisco State University and Mississippi University for Women. She is also a member and past regent of the Kate Barry Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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.

Friday, May 27 —12:30-1:30pm

Tickets 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 and lunch by calling Spartanburg Regional History Museum at (864) 596-3501

SCHA – Walnut Grove Beautification


Become a lasting part of Walnut Grove Plantation

Moore Family Giving Circle
Manor House Level: $250+
Drover’s Leve: $100
Pavilion Level: $50

Join the project on our website by clicking HERE

All donations are welcome as we preserve the authentic experience of 18th century living while meeting he expectations of 21st century events through our rentals program.

*Donations given within the Moore Family Circle will be recongized onsite through a permanent plaque.

ACM – Honea Path

This month’s Heritage & History will center on Honea Path in conjunction with our opening of the new “Honea Path: Crossroads of the Upstate” exhibit. Dustin will discuss the origins of the town along with some stories about the original settlers, the infamous Red Shirts, cotton culture, and more! Join us tomorrow night at 5:30 p.m. unnamed.jpg

PALMCOP – Disaster Recovery Workshop

PALMCOP (Palmetto Archives, Libraries, & Museums Council on Preservation)

Hands-On Disaster Recovery Workshop

 Register online at

 When:  Tuesday, June 7, 2016

 Where:  Clemson University Libraries’ Depot (offsite facility)

Clemson Research Park

103 Clemson Research Blvd.

Anderson, SC  29625

 Time:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 Instructor:  Ann Frellsen, Collections Conservator

Emory University-Woodruff Library, Preservation Office

 Every collection is susceptible to damage from water – whether from floods, hurricanes, burst pipes, or from structural leaks. This hands-on workshop will give participants information regarding salvage of affected collections and experience in recovery of waterlogged materials.

Experienced collections conservator, Ann Frellsen, who assisted along the Gulf Coast after Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina and is a member of the American Institute for Conservation’s Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT), will lead the one-day workshop on how to recover collections after the water recedes.

Participants will gain hands-on experience in the salvage of typical library and archives materials. Participants will also learn the importance of teamwork in managing an emergency response, including safety, public relations, and the recovery of wet materials. A wrap-up session will include time for questions, especially regarding specific collections or situations.

Who Should Attend: Registration is open to individuals dealing with cultural heritage collections.


Early Bird Registration before May 20, 2016

$80 for members of PALMCOP

$95 for non-members

 After May 20, 2016

                $95 for members of PALMCOP

$110 for non-members

  The workshop is limited to 20 registrants.  Refreshments and lunch are included in the workshop price.

 Register online at

Please contact the PALMCOP Vice Chair Brenda Burk (, 864-656-5176) with questions or further information about the workshop.

UHM – Oral History Talk

unnamedOral History Talk at Pelham Road Library
Join Curator of Oral History, Katie Womble, at the Pelham Road Library for an evening about oral history. Explore why oral histories are a vital part of the Upcountry History Museum’s collections. Thanks to grant support from the SC Humanities, the Museum is currently collecting oral histories of local citizens who served in the Vietnam War, a project associated with the 50th Commemoration of the war. Come learn more about this program and others.
Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 pm

UHM – Memory Cafe

unnamedThe Memory Cafe is a monthly program for those suffering from memory loss, their families, and caregivers. Join your friends from the Museum and the Alzheimer’s Association for an afternoon of conversation and a tour of Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Year’s of Rolling Stone. We will be learning about the connections to our local blues musicians and listening to songs from the sixties and seventies.
Free admission –  Thursday, May 12 at 2:00

UHM – Signs of the Times Opens

unnamedSign of the Times Exhibit opens Saturday, May 14
As Americans prepare to elect the 45th president of the United States, the Upcountry History Museum – Furman University will present Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844-2012, a traveling exhibition from the Mid America Arts Alliance.


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