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GCHS – Trinity Church Preservation


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.


Chautauqua – Abraham Lincoln Talk


Tuesday February 28 at 7:00pm
Hughes Main Library, downtown, Greenville 29609
Free event and free parking.
For more info: 864-244-1499  or

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.

TRHS – Society Meeting

unnamedTuesday Feb 21st at 7pm

Speaker: Rosemary Bomar

Topic: Learn about the early days of school in our area!

TR City Hall

‘Snapshots of Early Education in Upper Gvl County'”

UHM – Kids Book Club

unnamedCalling all readers! Join us for the UHM Kids Book Club as Jack and Annie’s adventures take them on new adventures in history. The fun starts at 3:30 pm. Programs are free to members and free with admission for all other guests.
Tuesday, February 28 – 
Carnival at Candlelight
Register by calling 864-467-3100 or by email

UHM – Lunchbox Learning

unnamedBefore WWI, a number of artists in New York adopted amateurish styles as a way of rejecting artistic conventions, admiring the untrained and unguided vision of child artists. Explore some of these early 20th-century artists and how their attempts to emulate a child-like freedom were related to radical politics, particularly anarchism. Learn how this intertwined legacy of iconoclasm resurfaces in the work of Theodore Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss.
Wednesday, February 22
Call 864-467-3100 to register

UHM – Matinee Movie

unnamedMake the most of this Presidents’ Day by stopping by the Upcountry History Museum – Furman University. Enjoy American history in our galleries, then join us for “1776,” the musical comedy about our founding fathers. Movie is free to members and free with regular admission to all other guests.
Monday, February 20
at 2:00 pm

UHM – Ansel Adams

unnamedExplore 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