Archive for April, 2018

UHM – Kids Book Club

UHM Kids Book Club
Tuesday, May 8 at 3:30 pm
Civil War on Sunday
UHM Kids Book Club
Tuesday, May 22 at 3:30 pm
Night of the Ninjas

UHM – Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day
Saturday, May 19
Celebrate Armed Forces Day with the original American Super Soldier – Captain America! Enjoy free coffee and donuts (while supplies last), meet Captain America (11-Noon), and enjoy a screening of Captain America (Noon).
Everyday heroes get $1 off admission (includes military personnel, police officers, firemen, EMTs, doctors, and nurses).

UHM – Wonder Woman Day


Wonder Woman Day
Sunday, May 13
Bring your own Wonder Woman (aka Mom) to the Museum for a special Mother’s Day outing! Moms get FREE admission and a Wonder Woman ring. Enjoy Lynda Carter’s portrayal of the iconic female heroin with a screening of The New Original Wonder Woman (1975) at 3:00 pm.

UHM – Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day
Sunday, May 6 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Celebrate STAR WARS with the last Superheroes & Superstars Family Fun Day. Meet the 501st Imperial Legion, play games, make crafts, and more!


Join us for the family-friendly opening of the Belton Area Museum Association's newest exhibit:
H2O: The Power of Water.
On May 6, from 3 – 5 PM, BAMA will open a new exhibit at the historic Belton Train Depot,
located at 100 N. Main Street, Belton. The exhibit deals with all things water: the power of
water, the science of water, recreational opportunities that water provides for our area, and more.
With interesting artifacts and engaging activities included in the exhibit, visitors will learn more
about water’s importance to the development of our county and to the very existence of everyday
Activities at the opening celebration include a water specialist presentation on the history of our
area water system, a boat show and expo, a water balloon fight, and fun interactive exhibits for
all to enjoy.
Boating enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their watercraft and park them on the lawn the day
of the celebration to showcase the historical and modern day selections available for water
enjoyment. Antique, vintage, and modern watercraft are encouraged. Registration and set up
must be completed by 2:30 PM, day of opening. A monetary prize will be awarded to “Best in
Make sure you bring your bathing suit for the Great Water Balloon Battle. Water balloons will
be provided onsite.
Snacks that are primarily made up of water will be served to all visitors.
Several activities have been planned as ties-ins throughout the run of the exhibit including the
Saluda River Rally (June 2), a fun day at Discovery Island Water Park (June 26), YMCA Learn-
to-Swim Classes (June – Aug.), two weeks of children’s summer camps (July 17 – 19, and July
24 – 26), a SC Department of Natural Resources Boater Safety Course (July 21), and a SC
Waterfall Family Hiking Trip (Aug. 25).
Artifacts are still being sought for display. Contact Abigail Burden at 864-338- 7400 or to arrange pick up or delivery of loaned artifacts.
The exhibit will be on display until August 25.
Presented by Anderson Regional Joint Water System, the exhibit is available free of charge for
all visitors. Additional sponsors include the City of Belton HTAX Fund, the Anderson County
ATAX Fund, Captain Dave’s Boating World, Lowe’s, SCDNR, and Duke Energy.

The Belton Area Museum Association exists to collect, exhibit, preserve, and interpret the
artifacts, sites, antiquities, and genealogical, archival, cultural, and natural history of our area.
The museums are open Wednesday – Friday 9 am-2 pm, and Saturday 9 am–1 pm, or by

SCAA – Spring Workshop

There’s still time to register for this information and timely topic workshop!

SCAA Spring Workshop 2018

Creating Historical Connections

In 2017, Furman University established a Task Force on Slavery and Justice to look at its connection to slavery and to create educational programming in better understanding its past.  Please join us on Friday, May 4, at Furman University to learn more about the work and discoveries of the Task Force along with ways to explore this topic in your region.

Workshop Agenda

10:00 a.m.

Dr. Jeffrey Makala

-Welcome to Furman’s Special Collections & Archives

-Overview of Digital Collections

11:00 a.m.

Dr. Brandon Inabinet

-Overview of the Work of the Task Force on Slavery & Justice

-Presentation of Findings


-Lunch (Furman University Dining Hall with numerous options, $11.25)

1:00 p.m.

-Work with Students: Transcription, Oral History, and GPS Mapping App of Campus

2:00 p.m.

-Optional Guided Tour of Campus using App

Registration Fees

Member – $20

Non-member – $35

Student – $10

For complete registration and additional information, please visit

GCLS – Chautauqua Talk – Francis Marion

Chautauqua Talk Series: Francis Marion

Award-winning author Dr. Christine Swager explores the life of South Carolina’s native son Francis Marion. With the help of militia leaders Thomas Sumter and Andrew Pickens, Marion kept resistance alive in South Carolina until the Continental Army could recapture the region. Not a costumed performance. Call 244-1499 for more information.

Tue May 01 2018 07:00PM-08:30PM Main Library – Meeting Room A