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Spartanburg 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.
Please join us on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 7:00-8:30 pm for a Black History Month talk with Jonathon Bryant, author and historian, as he recounts how the U.S. Navy seizure of the slave ship Antelope in 1820, with 281 captives aboard, led to their confinement and a Supreme Court decision extending the practice of slavery for years, while also exploring the conflict between natural rights. Book singing included.
Dr. Bryant is the author of Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope, and several other works. He is currently Professor of History at Georgia Southern University. For more information on his works, please visit his website at: www.jonathanmbryant.com<http://www.jonathanmbryant.com>.
For more information about this program visit: http://www.infodepot.org/zS1/events.asp?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117721390
Legacy of an African American Plantation Owner
Thursday, Feb 11, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville, SC 29601
Local author Christopher Emil Williams shares his journey of researching his family’s history and discovering that his grandfather was a rare African-American plantation owner after the Civil War. Book signing of Williams’s book Black Blue Bloods: Legacy of an African American Plantation Owner to follow. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864-527-9293 for more information.