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TRHS – Hometown Teams at Slater Hall

Exhibit will run through – October 25 at the Slater Hall Community Center @ 5 Whitney Street, Slater, SC  29683

Hours:  Tuesday 10:00-4:00Thursday 12:00-8:00Saturday 10:00-4:00 & Sunday 1:00-5:00

Events in conjunction with exhibit:

Oct 10 
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT at Slater Hall featuring “McFarland USA” 7:00 pm  (sponsored in part by Palmetto Bank)

Oct 24 
VINTAGE BASEBALL GAME – Shoeless Joe Jackson Park  10:00 am

UHM – Hires New Director of Development

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Tom McGrath has been hired as the new Director of Development of the Upcountry

History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, and will begin duties on October 12.

As director of development, McGrath will be responsible for designing, executing and overseeing a

comprehensive fundraising program to develop donors for the museum, as well as communicate the Museum’s

mission and success to established donors, all with a strong emphasis on supporting the Museum’s education,

exhibit and program initiatives and general operations.

“Tom’s combined non-profit and political fundraising experience, his Upstate and statewide contacts, as

well as his proven success in securing major contributions make him an ideal addition to the Museum’s team,”

said Executive Director Dana L. Thorpe. “His energy, expertise and impressive communication skills will

contribute to the Museum’s continued growth, development and to the preservation of our community’s history.”

A native of Upstate South Carolina, McGrath is a graduate of James F. Byrnes High School and

Newberry College where he received a degree in political science. He also has earned 30 hours in public

administration at the University of South Carolina’s Graduate School.

For the past three years, he was a campaign fundraiser and simultaneously managed fundraising for

multiple bond referendums, local, state and federal campaigns ranging from $50-$775,000. In addition, he was

responsible for organizing fundraising events, as well as identifying and recruiting new donors to ensure growth.

Prior to that, he served as a district and senior district director for the Boy Scouts of America Indian Waters

Council where he managed a service area of more than 4,000 youth members and 1,500 adult volunteers at 150

“”I am excited to be coming ‘home’ to Upstate South Carolina,” said McGrath. “I look forward to

working with everyone at Upcountry History Museum – Furman University in reaching new heights and

celebrating a part of South Carolina that is dear to my heart.”

October CUSCH Meeting

ImportantDateOur next CUSCH meeting which will be held in two weeks at Slater Hall. This will be one of the last chances to view the Smithsonian sports exhibit if you have not already done so. The date is October 21 and the meeting time is 10:00 am. We hope to see you then!

Directions: The address at Slater Hall is 5 Whitney Street Slater, SC. It is located off Highway 276 about 8 miles above Travelers Rest. Slater Road turns right off Highway 276 and you follow the signs past the elementary school, past the mill, up the hill to Slater Hall. Parking and entry to the Hall is in the rear. (Note: there’s a good restaurant nearby and several good restaurants in Travelers Rest.)


UHM – Felting Classes

Saturday, October 17
11:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 24

3D Sheep (see above)

2:00 p.m.
2 hour class – $30
Register for workshops TODAY!
Saturday, December 12
Holiday Stocking 
10:00 a.m.
2 hour class – $35
3D Santa (see above)
1:00 p.m.
3 hour class – $35
Register for both December workshops and save! $60 for both workshops and lunch!

GCLS – SC Room orientation and tour

Date: Mon, Oct 19, 6p-9p

Location: Main, South Carolina Room

Learn to use South Carolina Room resources to research your family tree. Personalized genealogical and historical research assistance available after the class. Call 527-9261 to register.

Fork Shoals Historical Markers

The Fork Shoals Historical Society in southern Greenville County will be sponsoring a fund raiser to erect historical markers for the Fork Shoals Baptist  Church and Fork Shoals  School. The renovated Fork Shoals Mill will be open for tours on Saturday, October  24th from  2 to 4pm at a cost of $10 which is tax deductible. It is in the middle of Fork Shoals near Cedar Falls county park on McKelvey Road just down from Happy Cow Creamery.

FestiFall 2015 is Cancelled

SCHA regrets to announce that all activities planned for FestiFall 2015 at Walnut Grove Plantation have been cancelled.  We would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, reenactors, and those who planned to attend.  We will try to reschedule for a date in the spring of 2016, please watch for details.  Stay warm, dry, and safe this weekend.


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