Published February 23, 2017
A devastating explosion, abandonment, and rebirth. Join us for our winter meeting Sunday, February 26 as we chronicle the stunning 101-year history of Third Presbyterian, known today as Trinity Church of Greenville. The award-winning preservation story of this Greenville jewel is one we can’t wait for you to hear.
Check out our February newsletter (2MB) for a preview of Sunday’s meeting plus the latest Society happenings.
Published February 21, 2017
Tuesday February 28 at 7:00pm
Hughes Main Library, downtown, Greenville 29609
Free event and free parking.
For more info: 864-244-1499 or caroline@greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org
Join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss the legacy of Lincoln, led by the author of The Age of Lincoln. Dr. Vernon Burton is a prolific author, an eminent Lincoln scholar – and, like Lincoln tells a great story.
“If the Civil War era was America’s Iliad,” then historian Orville Vernon Burton is our latest Homer.”
For Dr. Burton, Southern history is personal. He grew up in Ninety-Six and graduated from Furman University. He did go north to Princeton for his PhD but returned as Clemson University Creativity Professor of Humanities, Professor of History, Sociology, and Computer Science and Director of the Clemson CyberInstitute.
Dr. Burton’s The Age of Lincoln (2007) won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Literary Award for Nonfiction and was selected for Book of the Month Club, History Book Club, and Military Book Club. He is also the author of The Essential Lincoln, Speeches and Correspondence as well as eight other books on Southern History.
Published February 17, 2017
Tuesday Feb 21st at 7pm
Speaker: Rosemary Bomar
Topic: Learn about the early days of school in our area!
JOIN US AT
TR City Hall
FOR FEB HISTORICAL SOCIETY MTG
‘Snapshots of Early Education in Upper Gvl County'”
Published February 16, 2017
Explore the work of American photographer Ansel Adams, best known for his black-and-white images of nature, opening this weekend at the Upcountry History Museum – Furman University.
The exhibition, Ansel Adams: Distance and Detail, is composed of 29 photographs, with images that include dunes, lakes, trees, surf crashing on rocks, storms, sunsets and sunrises.
February 18 through June 4, 2017