An Aug. W. Smith Christmas
Nov
2
to Dec 3

An Aug. W. Smith Christmas

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2- SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017
LOCATED IN THE ARTISTS' GUILD OF SPARTANBURG GALLARY

Spartanburg icon, Aug. W. Smith Company, enchanted shoppers with their window displays for over 70 years. This holiday season, experience some of their most memorable displays including the beloved James 'Buck" Buchanan's, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas' window displays that captured the hearts of locals for years.

Hosted by the Artists' Guild of Spartanburg Gallery from Thursday, November 2 through Sunday, December 2, 2017 for "An Aug. W. Smith Christmas" featuring 'Twas The Night Before Christmas'. Museum hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sundays 1-5pm. Closed November 23-24, 2017.

**Help restore these one of kind pieces of art. During the 2017 exhibition, drop a donation into the collection box of your favorite diorama! "Twas The Night Before Christmas" will be restored by local artists in the year ahead for generations to come to enjoy this holiday tradition. Thank you for your support!**

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Veterans' Breakfast
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Veterans' Breakfast

The Spartanburg County Historical Association, with American Legion Post 28, invites Spartanburg County Veterans to join us on Thursday, November 9 from 9am-11am for breakfast thanking you for your service.  

FREE to veterans.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Please call 864-253-0376.
SPACE IS LIMITED.  This event RESERVED for Veterans only. 

Sponsored by: 
Mary Black Health Systems, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Systems, Military Order of the purple Heart.

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Harvest Moon Festival
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Harvest Moon Festival

Focused on the evolution of farming, the Harvest Moon Festival includes over 30 demonstrators, artisans, storytellers, and vendors, four bands, and a selection of local fare for a weekend promoting agriculture and the importance of eating healthy and local! 

Barbecue served all weekend! Live music by "Dixie Dave" Allen, "The Wes, Bill, & Bob Show", Angela Easterling, and The King James Boys! Crafts, face painting, and fun for the kids all weekend!

A portion of proceeds will be donated to Mobile Meals to aid in providing nourishment for the mind, body, and soul of Spartanburg residents. 

Admission: Ages 3+ $6, Adults $12, Ages 0-3 FREE
Active Duty Military and College Student Discount with Valid ID

Credit Cards Accepted at Admission, Gift Shop, and Concessions. **Some artisans may be cash only

Saturday, November 4
11:00am-5:00pm

Demonstrations include; basketry, beekeeping, colonial gardening, farm animals, herbal gardening, hit & miss engines, quilting, smoking meats, storytelling, Tractor Row, weaving.

Concessions served from 11-5 by
Bluegrass BBQ

Music by
11am-12:30pm: "Dixie Dave" Allen
1:00-2:30pm: Angela Easterling
3:00-5:00pm: "The Wes, Bill, & Bob Show"

Artists and Vendor Booths:
Open 11am-5pm
AB Designs
Boy Scout Troop 79 Christmas Wreaths
Finley Gems & Jewels
Gina Bagwell Event Planning
Gold Crown Honey
Happy Wife, Happy Life
Little River Roasting
Motte & Sons
Ms. Lillian's Pies
Puddin Acres Pottery
Origin Teas
Rita Howard Watercolors
Rock Quarry Winery
Those Pickle Ladies

Sunday, November 5
11:00am-4:00pm

Demonstrations include; basketry, beekeeping, blacksmithing, canning, carving, colonial gardening, farm animals, herbal gardening, quilting, smoking meats, Tractor Row, weaving.

Concessions served from 11-4 by
Bluegrass BBQ

Music by
12:00-4:00pm- The King James Boys

Artists and Vendor Booths:
Open 11am-4pm
AB Designs
Boy Scout Troop 79 Christmas Wreaths
Finley Gems & Jewels
Gina Bagwell Event Planning
Happy Wife, Happy Life
Little River Roasting
McRose Designs
Motte & Sons
Ms. Lillian's Pies
Puddin Acres Pottery
Origin Teas
Rita Howland Watercolors
Rock Quarry Winery
Those Pickle Ladies

 

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Lunch & Learn: Abiding Faith: Historic Churches of the Upstate
Oct
27
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: Abiding Faith: Historic Churches of the Upstate

The 2017 Lunch & Learn series closes its season by hosting Dr. Maxine Appleby as she takes us on a tour of the historic churches of Spartanburg and the surrounding area. With congregations formed by many influential natives, Dr. Appleby talks about the origins of these churches in our communities and their lasting legacy

$5/ticket only; FREE/SCHA Members
Tickets will be available at the door.
$10/sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)

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

Catered lunches are provided by Palmetto Palate, reserved in advance through our gift shop of the Regional History Museum (864.596.3501).
*Lunch Orders must be received by 5:00pm Thursday, 10/26

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FARM DAY at Walnut Grove!
Oct
27
9:30 AM09:30

FARM DAY at Walnut Grove!

Attention Homeschoolers and Preschoolers!! Come experience life at a kid-friendly 18th century farm! Preschoolers are invited to try their hand at simulated farm chores- milking a wooden cow, collecting eggs from stuffed chickens, and feeding hungry "Pot"-bellied pigs!

5 Farming Exhibits:
-Cattle & Dairy
-Sheep & Textiles
-Pigs & Pork
-Bees & Honey
-Gardens & Vegtables

Admission: $3/children $5/Adults
Reservations suggested: Call 864-576-6546

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FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation
Oct
7
to Oct 8

FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation

SCHA hosts the 25th annual FestiFall, a Revolutionary War Re-enactment weekend at Walnut Grove Plantation.

Saturday, October 7
10am-5pm
Hourly demonstrations, musket fire & drills, cavalry, music, authors, and more. 

12:00pm
Re-enactment of "Bloody Bill" Cunningham's Raid

2:00pm
Battle Demonstration

4:00pm
Re-enactors' Auction
Join our over 200 re-enactors for an auction of their handmade tools, furnishings, artwork, etc! Open to the public. Live auction led by re-enactors.

Sunday, October 8
10am-4pm
Hourly demonstrations, musket fire & drills, cavalry, music, authors, and more. 

10:00am
Back Country Prayer Meeting
We invite visitors and congregations to join us for this unique opportunity, a Sunday service reminiscent of the upstate's early settlers.

1:00pm
Re-enactment of "Bloody Bill" Cunningham's Raid

 

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Lunch & Learn: A Passel of Trouble
Sep
22
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: A Passel of Trouble

Author Joe Epley illustrates the saga of David Fanning exploits, a 19-year-old Sergeant when the Revolutionary War began.  Fanning, who fought in the first Battle of Ninety Six, the Snow Campaign and battle at Musgrove Mill, was captured 14 times in the first three years of the war -- and got away each time, often hiding out in the upstate, including what is now Spartanburg County.  During the last two years of the war, Fanning was commissioned as a militia colonel by the British Army and successfully led his forces in 36 firefights, including one that captured the state's governor and 200 Continental soldiers.  

$5/ticket only; FREE/SCHA Members
Tickets will be available at the door.
$10/sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)

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

Catered lunches are provided by Palmetto Palate, reserved in advance through our gift shop of the Regional History Museum (864.596.3501).
*Lunch Orders must be received by 5:00pm Thursday, 9/21

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Annual Seay House Open House
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Annual Seay House Open House

Join SCHA as we open the Seay House for it's annual Open House! Drop in from 11:00-3:00 for guided tours and enjoy textile and gardening demonstrations.

From 3:00-5:00, the Seay House neighbors are invited to join us for a Neighborhood Block Party with popcorn, soda, and treats!

Donations are welcome to support the preservation and programming of the Seay House. Learn more about this property on our website at www.spartanburghistory.org

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Seay Family Reunion: Open House
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Seay Family Reunion: Open House

SCHA hosts a special Open House RESERVED for the Seay Family descendants! Seay Familiy members are invited to join us for a special private opening of the home and enjoy coffee and danish with family members, near and far!

RSVP required to suzanne.brooks@spartanburghistory.org or by calling 864-596-3501.

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Lunch & Learn: Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey!
Aug
25
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey!

Meet the Trivia Guinness World Record holder with a fun-filled hour of zany stories and fun trivia! Wilson Casey is a nationally syndicated columnist in over 500 papers, and has authored over 52 works including books, and calendars, making him the most-read writer from the Carolinas!

$5/ticket only; FREE/SCHA Members
Tickets will be available at the door.
$10/sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)

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

Catered lunches are provided by Palmetto Palate, reserved in advance through our gift shop of the Regional History Museum (864.596.3501).
*Lunch Orders must be received by 5:00pm Thursday, 8/24

 

 

 

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Family Solar Eclipse Day
Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Family Solar Eclipse Day

Learn the History of the Solar Eclipe, the Science behind it, and what to expect! Enjoy Hiking, Fishing, and other outdoor fun on this beuatiful tract!
*Bring your fishing license, tackle and a picnic lunch!

Receive sunglasses to safely view the eclipse at 2:00pm

$10 for a family of 4; $2 per addition
Space is Limited. Reserve your tickets by calling: 864-583-2777 OR email science@spartanburgsciencecenter.org

Hosted by The Tyger River Foundation in parternsip with the John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center and the Spartanburg County Historical Association

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Exhibit Opening: "Remembering Camp Wadsworth"
Aug
17
to Aug 20

Exhibit Opening: "Remembering Camp Wadsworth"

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The Spartanburg County Historical Association displays infomration, original artifacts and displays from Camp Wadsworth, a military training camp in Spartanburg, SC during the First World War between 1917-1918 marking the centiennial of the "War to End All Wars."
Pinpointing five locations on Camp Wadsworth that contributed to the war at large, this exhibit brings the living quarters and ground breaking training facilities to life. Profiles of three Spartanburg natives demonstrate the selfless acts of our historic bretheren including the most wounded soldier in the WWI, an aviation ace, and a Medal of Honor receipiant.

On display August 17, 2017- February 11, 2018 at the Regional History Museum (located in the Chapman Cultural Center)
*An exhibit of the Spartanburg County Historical Association*

Displays made possible through the generous loans of American LEgion Post 28, Mr. Jim Crocker, and Mr. Ron Crawley

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Living History Saturday
Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

Living History Saturday

Come out to Walnut Grove Plantation for a special living history event! Drop in for a tour and visit with the South Carolina Independent Rangers as they share more about life in the back country during the Revoluntionary War.
11am-4pm, regular admission applies.
Questions? Call 864-576-6546

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Living History Saturday: Remembering Your Roots
Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

Living History Saturday: Remembering Your Roots

Researching your family tree? Reached a dead end or looking for storage solutions for your precious artifacts?  Pick up information on resources available to you in your journey to learn more about your family origins. Beginner and Advanced researcher information available.

106 Darby Road, Spartanburg, SC

Admission: Adults/ $5, Ages 2-12/$3, SCHA members/FREE

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Lunch & Learn: "Sweetless in Spartanburg: Our Town During The Great War"
Jul
28
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: "Sweetless in Spartanburg: Our Town During The Great War"

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I, join Max Hyde for a special look into Spartanburg’s role in The Great War– it’s resident soldiers, it’s camps, and it’s home front support.

5/ticket only; FREE/SCHA Members
Tickets will be available at the door.

$10/sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)

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

Catered lunches are provided by Palmetto Palate, reserved in advance through our gift shop of the Regional History Museum (864.596.3501).
*Lunch Orders must be received by 5:00pm Thursday, 7/27

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Lunch & Learn: "The Scibe 'o Death" Winnie Walsh
Jun
23
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: "The Scibe 'o Death" Winnie Walsh

Take a unique look at local history through obituaries.  Winnie Walsh, “The Scribe ‘o Death” takes us through the art of obituary writing, and even finding humor in last words.

$5/ticket only; FREE/SCHA Members
Tickets will be available at the door.

$10/sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)

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

Catered lunches are provided by Palmetto Palate, reserved in advance through our gift shop of the Regional History Museum (864.596.3501).
*Lunch Orders must be received by 5:00pm Thursday, 6/22

 

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Lunch & Learn: "Bedlam on the W. Va. Rails" Presenting by Wilson Casey
May
26
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: "Bedlam on the W. Va. Rails" Presenting by Wilson Casey

Did you know America's last train robber died in Spartanburg in 2012?!
The 2017 Lunch & Learn series presents award winning author, Wilson Casey, as he recounts the life of an infamous train bandit and his encounters with him during his time here in Spartanburg.

$5/ticket only; FREE/SCHA Members
Tickets will be available at the door.

$10/sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)

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

Catered lunches are provided by Palmetto Palate, reserved in advance through our gift shop of the Regional History Museum (864.596.3501).
*Lunch Orders must be received by 5:00pm Thursday, 5/25

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Lunch & Learn: Presenting Daniel Morgan by Ron Swain
Apr
28
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: Presenting Daniel Morgan by Ron Swain

Ron Swain and Brad Steinecke tell the story of the Cowpens Centennial Celebration and Spartanburg's monument to General Daniel Morgan and the victors of the Battle of Cowpens.

$5/ticket only; FREE/SCHA Members
Tickets will be available at the door.

$10/sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)

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

Catered lunches are provided by Palmetto Palate, reserved in advance through our gift shop of the Regional History Museum (864.596.3501).
*Lunch Orders must be received by 5:00pm Thursday, 4/27

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Egg Dying at Walnut Grove Plantation!
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Egg Dying at Walnut Grove Plantation!

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Dye Easter eggs at Walnut Grove Plantation in true colonial fashion!! Join us Friday and Saturday to learn about the natural pigments used to give early Easter eggs their color- such as onion skins, beetroot, and carrot tops- then decorate your Easter eggs with lace, yarn, and flowers to dye in your own unique design using these authentic colonial methods!

Activity included in general admission.  
Location: 1200 Otts Shoals Road, Roebuck, SC
Activity Hours: 11am-4pm

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Lock, Stock, & Barrel: A Re-Enactment Weekend
Apr
1
to Apr 2

Lock, Stock, & Barrel: A Re-Enactment Weekend

Join the Spartanburg County Historical Association and experience Colonial Life in the Upstate as lived by the Moores.  Witness a re-enactment of Bloody Bill's Raid, try your hand at colonial crafts, chores, and instruments, enjoy lively music, and indulge in tasty BBQ!

Hours:
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

Admission
Adults: $10
Ages 2-12: $6

FULL SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY. APRIL 1
Hourly demonstrations including musket fires, musket drills,     cavalry, fife and drum corps, textiles, sulters, live music, crafts, and games!

12:00pm                Battle Re-enactment; Manor House
1:00pm                 Storytelling: Courageous Kate; Manor House
2:00pm                 Battle Demonstration: Pasture
Moore Station Cemetery Tours; 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm

Hub City Tap House serving 11:30am-4:00pm

Music:
12:30-3:30pm:  The Abbey Elmore Band; Pavilion

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 2
Hourly demonstrations including musket fires, musket drills,     cavalry, fife and drum corps, textiles, sulters, live music, crafts, and games!

1:00pm Battle Re-enactment; Manor House
2:00pm Storytelling: Courageous Kate; Manor House
1:30-4:00pm Dr. A.B.Moore; Doctor’s Office
Moore Station Cemetery Tours; 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

Music:
11:30-2:30pm:  Carolina Coal Rollers; Pavilion

 

Established circa 1767 by Charles and Mary Moore, Walnut Grove Plantation boasted a sizable farm that Mr. Moore ran with the help of his ten children and a dozen enslaved African Americans. 

During was where local militia mustered prior to the Battle of Cowpens. Loyalist William "Bloody Bill" Cunningham raided the plantation in November 1781 and killed a Patriot soldier sheltered by the Moores.

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Lunch & Learn: Peter Moore: From Stolnoy to Spartanburg
Mar
24
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: Peter Moore: From Stolnoy to Spartanburg

Peter Moore takes us through working with the Princess Marie Gagarine to compose her memoir in the 1970’s as she recounts the secretive journey of fleeing to the united States during the Russian Revolution.

$5/ticket only; FREE/SCHA Members
Tickets will be available at the door.

$10/sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)

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

Catered lunches are provided by Palmetto Palate, reserved in advance through our gift shop of the Regional History Museum (864.596.3501). 
*Lunch Orders must be received by 5:00pm Thursday, 3/23

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Lunch & Learn: Trotting Sally
Feb
24
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: Trotting Sally

Johnny Fowler takes you on his painstaking journey in collecting bits and pieces of fact, fiction, history and folklore about one of our most elusive characters, the legendary Trotting Sally.
This presentation is filled with rare and untold stories, music and local history.

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 of the Regional History Museum (864.596.3501). Tickets will be available at the door.
*Lunch Orders must be received by 5:00pm Thursday, 2/23

$5/ticket only; FREE/SCHA Members

$10/sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)

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EXTENDED! Let Me Entertain You
Feb
2
to Apr 23

EXTENDED! Let Me Entertain You

This fun filled exhibit will take you back to the hot spots of yesteryear around Spartanburg County. It will give you a glimpse into the different activities people used to enjoy and still do. Amusements have always been a part of our community, just like millions of other communities around the world. Some amusements are the same from place to place, but Spartanburg certainly has its own unique charm.

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Lunch & Learn: Author, Susan Rivers, "The Second Mrs. Hockaday"
Jan
27
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: Author, Susan Rivers, "The Second Mrs. Hockaday"

Join author, Susan Rivers, for a reading and discussion on her newest release, "The Second Mrs. Hockaday", based on a ture incident which occured in Spartanburg County.

Rivers successfully illustrates what many Southern women endured during the Civil War in this mesmerizing, suspenseful, and ambitious debut. Diane Chamberlain calls THE SECOND MRS. HOCKADAY “spellbinding” and “haunting” while Hillary Jordan says, “Rivers is an unflinching truth teller. Her characters are deeply human, drawn with compassion and exquisite detail.”

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 of the Regional History Museum (864.596.3501).  Tickets will be available at the door.

$5/ticket only; FREE/SCHA Members

$15/ticket and sandwich or salad box (includes beverage and dessert)

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Annual Membership Meeting
Jan
15
3:00 PM15:00

Annual Membership Meeting

Join the Spartanburg County Historical Association for the Annual Membership Meeting, OPEN TO ALL!
As we celebrate our 60th Anniversary in 2017, SCHA presents "How Preservation Thrives in Redevelopment." Featuring speakers from the Northside Voyagers and the Northside Development Group, learn how to become part of SCHA's initiative to protect and promote the intangible culutural heritage of our community.

Meeting held in Seminar Room 331
Refreshements will be served

A special thanks to VCOM-Carolinas for the generous use of their campus meeting space.

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Felting Workshop with FELTasticFashions
Nov
26
2:00 PM14:00

Felting Workshop with FELTasticFashions

Call today to register for our Felting Workshop with Cecilia Ho, creator and FELTasticFashions!

Sunday, Nov.20 OR Saturday, Nov.26 from 2-4pm at Walnut Grove Plantation! Registration: $20/ SCHA members, $25/ non-members.

ONLY one date will make the cut so reserve your seat by calling 864-596-3501.

** Registration includes all materials for one project. Participants must be 6YO or older.

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