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GCLS – Storytelling Night: School Day Memories

Storytelling Night: School Day Memories

The Travelers Rest Historical Society shares stories and memories of the upper Greenville County area and beyond. Come and listen or share a story about your school day memories. Call 834-3650 for more information.

Thu, Sep 8, 7p-8p, Travelers Rest

Hagood Mill – Fiddling Championship

SC State Fiddling Championship Advertisment 2016

SCHA – Seay House Grand Re-Opening


Celebrating over a year’s worth of restoration,
made possible by Women Giving,
SCHA hosts the
Grand Re-Opening of
The Seay House
Saturday, September 17- Sunday, September 18

Open House, Tours, and Living History
Join us between 11am-5pm for an exciting day of
history at the Seay House!
Interpreted between 1830-1930, the Seay House tells the
story of Spartanburg in a time of economic transition.

Visit our growing Community Garden, enjoy live music,
& demonstrations throughout the day.

Admission: Adults: $5, Children: $3

2:00pm– Beginning Genealogy Workshop
Family Researchers, come learn the best methods and resources available to you for tracing your family tree. Hosted by Spartanburg County Public Library’s Kennedy Room Local History Librarian.

3:30pm– Advanced Researchers’ Roundtable
Reaching the end of your research or hit a road block in your findings? Join our panel of research professionals for discussion on your next steps and new resources to keep the information flowing!

Registration is OPEN for Genealogy Sessions
Contact the History Museum to reserve your spot, 864-596-3501
FREE to SCHA members, $5 non-members

Location: 106 Darby Road, Spartanburg, SC

SCHA – Lunch & Learn


Lunch & Learn: UPCOMING at SCHA!
Friday, August 26, 12:30pm

Drop in to meet the staff of SCHA and hear about our many exciting events this fall and into 2017!

Door Prizes will be given! Don’t miss out!

Open to the Public, Free Event
**No boxed lunches will be offered this month

Lunch & Learns are held in the Callie and John Rainey Conference Room in the west wing of Chapman Cultural Center.

SCHA – Artist Spotlight


The Gift Shop at Walnut Grove is excited to welcome Cecilia Ho of FELTasticFashion! FELTasticFashion has been desiging and packaging felting DIY kits in a home-based studio since 2011. The goal is to create basic education DIY kits to which everyone can freely add their own personality into each ctreation to make it a conversation piece. Currently, there are over 40 designs under 6 collections that cover different delting techniquest: 3D Wool Charm, 2D Applique, Pincusion/Decor, Fashion Jewelery, Uniquw Keepsakes and Wet Felting. Each DIY kit includes all the required materials and toos, plus color, step-by-step instructions to ensure everyone can easily pick up this fun & hands-on craft. FELTasticFashion felting DIY kit was evaluated as a juired product at the Atlantic Craft Trade Show in 2013. Since then, over 40 North American museum, gallery & craft shops have been carrying these felting DIY kits & spreading the fun of felting!

Cecilia Ho was born in Hong Kong but was first introduced to felting after moving to Nova Scotia, Canada in 2007. Cecilia has been offering felting demonstrations and teaching workshops at museums, galleries, art & fiber festivals and local businesses across the United States and Canada. Cecilia has taken part in exhibitions, fashion shows and wool campaigns.

Visit FELTasticFashion online and on FaceBook for her workshop schedules, extended inventory, and MORE!

PCM – Carolina Songwriters Series


This September 9th event is the debut of a special Carolina Songwriters Series where BMI brings a bit of Nashville to the Liberty Civic Auditorium.  As part of their performances, the award-winning song writers, Tim James, Kendell Marvel, and Dylan Altman will share the stories behind their hits. Timothy Allen “Tim” James is an American songwriter whose credits are mostly in the field of country music. One of his compositions is Toby Keith’s “My List,” which was a Number One single on the country music charts. Kendell Marvel stands over six feet and is easily recognizable due to his shaved head and long straight beard.  He penned “Buzzin” for the Blake Shelton Album and “Rum Dumb” on Kenny Chesney’s BEACHES album. Dylan Altman from the great state of New Jersey has been writing songs and performing in Nashville for over twenty years.  Dylan likes collaborating on song and has a long list to his credit.  You may recall songs like Tim McGraw’s “Watch the Wind Blow” and Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride”. This will be a memorable evening.  Tickets are only $20.  Purchase your tickets on-line at   or night of the event at the box office – and enjoy.

BAMA – Heritage Days at the Depot

unnamedEach year for the last twelve years, the WebbCraft Family Foundation has supported Heritage Days at the Depot. Their patronage allows Anderson School District 2 students to attend the event free of charge.

“We truly appreciate their ensuring this event can be held so that students and our community can learn firsthand about the skills and artistry of our ancestors,” said organizer Alison Darby.

Heritage Days at the Depot will be held Sept 29 and 30 for area school children and Saturday Oct. 1in conjunction with the Belton Standpipe Heritage and Arts Festival.

This year’s line-up includes 15 historical interpreters and heritage skills artisans.  Among those presenting this year are a  school marm, a Native American storyteller, an African American sharecropper, a Civil War soldier, a Cherokee beader, a wood carver, a country dance master, a pine needle basket weaver, a brickmaker, a corn husk doll maker, a bladesmith, a Revolutionary War heroine, a miner, a tinsmith, and a shape note singer.

Heritage Days at the Depot encourages, promotes, conserves, and honors the traditional art forms and heritage skills that make our state distinct.  The overall aim of Heritage Days at the Depot is to foster in our community a greater understanding of, appreciation for, and interest in the traditional arts and skills of our forefathers.

Homeschoolers and out of district students are welcome to join us for a nominal fee of $3 per student.  Please call Alison Darby at 864-958-5264 to reserve your class spot.

In addition to the WebbCraft Family Foundation, the South Carolina Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, Anderson County, and City of Belton HTAX are funding partners.  To meet the budget requirements for this year, additional sponsorship is needed.


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