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UHM – Lesson Planning


GCLS – Family History Club

Family History Club

Explore and document your family history. Share tips and learn about available genealogy resources at the library.

Sat Jul 14 2018 10:00AM-12:00PM Pelham Road Branch Email or call 288-6688 to register and for more info.
Wed Jul 18 2018 03:00PM-04:00PM Simpsonville Branch Email or call 963-9031 to register.

GCLS – Colonial Gravestone Cutting Demo

GCLS – Storytelling Night

Storytelling Night: Are We There Yet?

The Travelers Rest Historical Society shares stories and memories of the upper Greenville county area and beyond. Come and listen or share your own story related to vacation, trips, and travel.

Thu Jul 12 2018 07:00PM-08:00PM Travelers Rest Branch

Hagood – Banjo Extravaganza

Banjo Extravaganza

Saturday, July 21, at the Hagood Mill Historic Site

This educational event will trace the long history of the banjo from its earliest beginnings as a gourd instrument in Africa to today’s modern-day cousin, which we all recognize. Witness the rich history of sounds, songs, and playing styles that have evolved along with this instrument for hundreds of years. If you’ve ever wondered what’s the difference between picking styles such as “clawhammer,” “two-finger,” “three-finger,” or “roll picking,” you need to come to Hagood Mill on July 21 and see for yourself.

We have assembled a wonderful team of banjo musicians who will guide us throughout the day on this magical musical journey.  Performers include Bob Buckingham (Blue Ridge Rounders), Owen Grooms (Pretty Little Goat Sting Band), Mark Queen, Michelle Turner, Andy Brooks, Samantha Morgan, Dean Watson, and other special guests.

This live music event will begin around 11:30 a.m. so don’t be late. Grounds open at 10 a.m.

All styles of banjos will be on display and may be viewed inside our circa 1918 family barn throughout the day on July 21st.

The gristmill and other demonstrations will be running from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

As always, we encourage visitors to bring their favorite old-time instruments and join in the open jam, which takes place throughout the day under the ancient cedar beside our beloved 1791 log cabin.

Admission is free to both the Hagood Mill Site and the Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site; however, there is a $5 parking fee, which is used to help offset the costs for Hagood Mill events.

So, pack up the car, head on out, and don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

There will be lots of other things to see on July 21 as Hagood Mill hosts a variety of folk-life and traditional-arts demonstrations. There will be blacksmithing, bowl-digging, flint knapping, chair-caning, moonshining, broom-making, basket making, pottery, quilting, spinning, bobbin lace, knitting, weaving, wood-carving, metalsmithing, leatherworking, beekeeping demonstrations and more! You can ask questions of the artists and make a purchase of their traditional arts to take home.

The Centerpiece of the Hagood Mill historic site is the water-powered 1845 gristmill. It is one of the finest examples of nineteenth century technology in the Upcountry and operates just as it has for the last century and a half. The mill will be running throughout the day. In the old mill, fresh stone-ground cornmeal, grits, and wheat flour will be available. In addition, rye flour, Basmati rice flour, oat flour, oatmeal, popping-corn meal and grits, organic yellow cornmeal and grits, and buckwheat flour are often produced and may be available. Hagood Mill cookbooks and a variety of other mill related items are also available.

There promises to be lots to do and lots of fun! So, come on out, share a picnic, or enjoy a great meal on site from one of our great food trucks and enjoy a special day at the Hagood Mill.

The Hagood Mill historic site is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. all year long. The Mill operates, rain or shine, for a special festival the third Saturday of every month.

Hagood Mill is located just three miles north of Pickens off Highway 178 W or 5 ½ miles south of Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy 11 just off Highway 178 E at 138 Hagood Mill Road.

For additional information about this event, including vending opportunities, please contact the Hagood Mill Historic Site at (864) 898-2936, visit us on Facebook, or email

UHM – Kids Book Club

UHM Kids Book Club
Tuesday, July10 at 3:30 pm
Soccer on Sunday
UHM Kids Book Club
Tuesday, July 24 at 3:30 pm
Dingoes at Dinnertime

UHM – Lunchbox Learning

Wednesday, July 18 at Noon
In 1918 the 30th Infantry Division (Old Hickory) broke the Hindenburg line, leading to the end of World War I.Join Don Koonce as he explores the legacy of the Old Hickory Division, from Camp Sevier in Greenville to the trenches of Europe.