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GCLS – Legacy of an African American Plantation Owner

Black blue bloods coverLegacy of an African American Plantation Owner

Thursday, Feb 11, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Hughes Main Library

25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville, SC 29601

Local author Christopher Emil Williams shares his journey of researching his family’s history and discovering that his grandfather was a rare African-American plantation owner after the Civil War. Book signing of Williams’s book Black Blue Bloods: Legacy of an African American Plantation Owner to follow. Email or call 864-527-9293 for more information.

GCLS – African American Digitization


Chautauqua – Meriwether Lewis

unnamed.jpgMeriwether Lewis | Chautauqua History Alive Show | FREE
Sat Feb 6, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Sun Feb 7, 200 – 3:30pm
Wade Hampton High School Auditorium, 100 Pine Knoll Dr, Greenville 29609

Get ready for the most famous Road Trip in American history – the Lewis & Clark Expedition! Captain Meriwether Lewis takes the Chautauqua audience on the Greatest Adventure of his life – up the Missouri, across the Rockies, to the end of Land. It’s a journey into the unknown – more unknown than the moon was to the astronauts – at a time when nothing moved faster than a horse.

You’ll laugh – you’ll be challenged – you’ll have lots of questions. And Meriwether Lewis will answer them. And as always at Chautauqua, the audience is part of the show. Because it’s not just history – it’s personal.

This is the premier Chautauqua show of Chautauqua 2016 Season – “American Adventures.”  Some wildly courageous characters are coming to Chautauqua to tell of great American Adventures. At the June Festival you can adventure with Mark Twain – race to the North Pole with Matthew Henson – take to the skies with Amelia Earhart – then blast into space with Wernher von Braun.

The Meriwether Lewis show can only be seen Feb 5,6, and 7. Meriwether Lewis is not scheduled for the June Festival.

ACM – Burial Practice & Funerals in the South

Tuesday, February 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Burial Practices and Funerals in the South (pre-1865)
Join Dr. Tim Drake and learn about slave burial practices and funerals in the south (pre-1865) that incorporate some of the African beliefs. Visit the Event on Facebook.

ACM – Lunch & Learn

unnamed.jpgTuesday, February 2 at Noon
32 Answered – A South Carolina Veterans’ Story
Author Joe H. Camp, Jr. will discuss his book 32 Answered and sign books purchased through the museum store. Don’t forget to bring your lunch. For more information – Visit this event on Facebook.

SCHA – No Reception at History Museum this Week

It has been reported in multiple outlets that Spartanburg Regional History Museum will be hosting a reception for its new exhibit, “Textiles: A History of Innovation and Community” either tonight, January 28, or tomorrow, January 29. While a reception was originally planned, circumstances beyond the museum staff’s control have made it necessary to postpone the reception until a later date. The erroneous reports are the result of communications made before the postponement and are not the fault of the reporting outlets. Spartanburg Regional History Museum will not be open tonight or tomorrow night.  For more information, please call Spartanburg Regional History Museum at (864) 596-3501.

UHM – Felt Flower Workshop

Just in time for
Valentine’s Day!
February 13 at 10:00
Felt Flower Workshop
$35 per person
Includes all materials and hands-on instruction
Call 864-467-3100 or email to register


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