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Which future U.S. President did Seminole Chief Billy Bowlegs defeat at the Battle of Lake Okeechobee? What mysterious government installation was planned for Chester County in the 1830s? Which former state capitals have vanished from history? Where was America’s first superhighway? Get the answers to these questions and more in the third installment of Ron Swain’s Maps Alive! presentation series, presented as the August installment of our monthly Lunch & Learn lecture series. As in the first two segments, Swain will use historic maps to illustrate political and social changes in our nation’s history and illuminate little-known chapters in the story of the United States along the way.
Lunch & Learns are held in the Callie and John Rainey Conference Room in the west wing of Chapman Cultural Center.
Catered lunches will be available through Palmetto Palate, reserved in advance through our gift shop. Tickets and a limited number of lunches will be available at the door.
$5/ticket only; FREE/SCHA Members
$15/ticket and sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)
For more info and to reserve tickets, visit our website.
South Carolina Independent Rangers will muster for the final time this summer on Saturday, August 15 from 11-4 at Walnut Grove Plantation. The Rangers will offer tales of soldiering life in the Carolina back country, firing demonstrations, and militia drills for kids. Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for kids ages 5-17; or $6 for adult and $3 for kids with a guided tour where you’ll hear about loyalist partisan William “Bloody Bill” Cunningham’s deadly 1781 raid on the manor house. Tours are given on the hour with the first tour at 11 and the last tour at 4. Walnut Grove Plantation is located at 1200 Otts Shoals Road in Roebuck.
For more information, visit us on the web atwww.spartanburghistory.org or call (864) 591-5596
Announcing a special project in partnership with the
Share your historic photos!
The Anderson County Museum and the Independent Mail are partnering together to publish a special heirloom-quality hardcover coffee-table book.Anderson Memories – The Early Years will be a collector’s book featuring historic photographs of Anderson County from the late 1800s through 1939. The book will capture the rich heritage of our area and include photographs from our Anderson County Museum collection and the public. The book will launch on November 20th at the opening of Phase III of the museum’s new permanent exhibit “Routes of History” – presented by the Timken Foundation.
If you have photographs from that era (1800s through 1939) please bring them to one of our scanning sessions at the Anderson County Museum.
Anderson County Museum, 202 East Greenville Street, Anderson, SC
Saturday, August 8, 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday, August 11, 4-7 p.m.
There will also be a scanning session at the Belton Branch Library on Monday, August 10 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
202 East Greenville Street, Anderson, SC