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"

  • Chapman Cultural Center

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

Living History Saturday: Remembering Your Roots
Jul
29
11:00 am11:00

Living History Saturday: Remembering Your Roots

  • The Seay House

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

Living History Saturday
Aug
12
11:00 am11:00

Living History Saturday

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

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

Family Solar Eclipse Day
Aug
21
10:00 am10:00

Family Solar Eclipse Day

  • Tyger River Foundation

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

FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation
Oct
7
Oct 8

FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

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

Full schedule and information to come.


Living History Saturday: Celebrating Independence
Jul
8
11:00 am11:00

Living History Saturday: Celebrating Independence

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

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

Lunch & Learn: "The Scibe 'o Death" Winnie Walsh
Jun
23
12:30 pm12:30

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

  • Chapman Cultural Center

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

 

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

  • Chapman Cultural Center

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

Lunch & Learn: Presenting Daniel Morgan by Ron Swain
Apr
28
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: Presenting Daniel Morgan by Ron Swain

  • Chapman Cultural Center

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

Egg Dying at Walnut Grove Plantation!
Apr
14
Apr 15

Egg Dying at Walnut Grove Plantation!

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

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

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

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

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

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.

Lunch & Learn: Peter Moore: From Stolnoy to Spartanburg
Mar
24
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: Peter Moore: From Stolnoy to Spartanburg

  • Chapman Cultural Center

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

Lunch & Learn: Trotting Sally
Feb
24
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: Trotting Sally

  • Chapman Cultural Center

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)

EXTENDED! Let Me Entertain You
Feb
2
Apr 23

EXTENDED! Let Me Entertain You

  • Regional History Museum

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.

Lunch & Learn: Author, Susan Rivers, "The Second Mrs. Hockaday"
Jan
27
12:30 pm12:30

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

  • Chapman Cultural Center

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)

Annual Membership Meeting
Jan
15
3:00 pm15:00

Annual Membership Meeting

  • VCOM- Carolinas

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.

Felting Workshop with FELTasticFashions
Nov
26
2:00 pm14:00

Felting Workshop with FELTasticFashions

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

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.

We The People: A Portrait of Politics in Spartanburg County
Oct
22
Nov 13

We The People: A Portrait of Politics in Spartanburg County

  • Spartanburg Regional History Museum

View the evolution of politics in our community beginning in 1789, pivotal civil movements in South Carolina in the 19th and 20th centuries, and profiles of seven influential public servants who have represented Spartanburg in all levels of government.    

Jack-O-Lantern Tour of Walnut Grove Plantation
Oct
21
6:00 pm18:00

Jack-O-Lantern Tour of Walnut Grove Plantation

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

Come out for a hauntingly good night at Walnut Grove Plantation, Friday, Oct. 21! From 6:00-9:00pm, view and purchase pumpkins carved at Walnut Grove by local artists, watch craftsman carve gourds before your very eyes, make a cornhusk doll to take home, and take a walk to the candlelit cemetery.

ADMISSION: Adults:$8, Ages 2-17:$3
BBQ available for purchase (cash only)

FestiFall 2016
Oct
1
Oct 2

FestiFall 2016

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

SCHA hosts FestiFall, the annual event as part of Revolutionary War Weekend!  Experience colonial lifestyle and battle demonstrations, iconic local battle re-enactments, live music, and family activities during this two day experience.

ALL DAY Satuday and Sunday, hourly demos, musket fire & drills, music, authors, and much more

SATURDAY, OCT. 1: 10am-9pm
10 a.m.: The Gift Shop at Walnut Grove: Open House, Book signing by Shelia Ingle: Author of Courageous Kate
12 p.m.: Reenactment of Bloody Bill's Raid 
2 p.m.: Battle Demonstration
4 p.m.: Re-Enactor's Auction
5-9 p.m.: Lanterns & Legends: Spirits of the Revolution- Wagon Tours (Limited space, $2 per rider)

SUNDAY, OCT. 2: 10am-4pm
10 a.m.: Back Country Prayer Meeting
1 p.m.: Reenactment of Bloody Bill's Raid

Be sure to follow us closely as we launch an exciting twilight experience at Walnut Grove Plantation Saturday, Oct. 1,  with "Lanterns & Legends: The Spirits of Walnut Grove" along the newly excavated historic wagon road. 

And please join us Sunday, Oct. at for our Backcountry Prayer Meeting as we explore worship on the plantation during the time of the Moore Family. 

Ticket Information and Full Schedule Coming Soon!

Patriots' Jubilee & Silent Auction
Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00

Patriots' Jubilee & Silent Auction

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

Join the Spartanburg County Historical Association for the inaugural Patriots' Jubilee & Silent Auction.  Kicking off FestiFall 2016, this event will benefit SCHA's preservation of Walnut Grove Plantation. 

Enjoy southern fare, signature cocktails, and featuring Fayssoux McLean and Bluegrass Messengers for a casual, upcountry celebration.

Ticket Information: To be Announced

Grand Re-Opening: the Seay House
Sep
17
Sep 18

Grand Re-Opening: the Seay House

  • Seay House

After more than a year of renovations and re-interpretation, SCHA re-opens the Seay House to the public!  Enjoy guided tours, music, and historical demonstrations at the oldest structure in the City of Spartanburg.

Sunday, Sept. 18 you'll want to reserve your place in our Genealogy Workshop as we give you the tools for tracing your roots.  Registration information coming soon!

 

Lunch & Learn: Maps Alive! Part 4: "Shattered Dreams"
Jul
22
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: Maps Alive! Part 4: "Shattered Dreams"

  • Chapman Cultural Center

Ron Swain will present Part 4 of Maps Alive!  "Shattered Dreams" will examin historical maps from 1855-1870, showing free and slave states and northern maps of southern harbors and fortifications.  Don't miss this installment of our most popular series!

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)

Lunch & Learn: More Than a Name
May
27
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: More Than a Name

  • Chapman Cultural Center

Join Spartanburg County Historical Association and Frieda Davison on May 27 12:30-1:30 for a discussion of More Than a Name, Davison's book about Duncan Park's Veterans Memorial and the 641 men listed there. 

Davison is the current Dean of Libraries at USC Upstate and holds degrees from Clinch Valley College, the University of Kentucky and Columbia University.  Before she arrived at USC Upstate, she held positions at the University of Kentucky, East Tennessee State University, Columbia University, San Francisco State University and Mississippi University for Women.  She is also a member and past regent of the Kate Barry Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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)

Reserve tickets by calling Spartanburg Regional History Museum at (864) 596-3501

Support Spartanburg County
May
3
10:00 am10:00

Support Spartanburg County

  • Spartanburg Regional History Museum

Join us at the Spartanburg Regional History Museum to celebrate Support Spartanburg County's Day of Giving!

From 10am-5pm, Spartanburg County Historical Associaion will be a hub for making donations during this exciting 24 hours of giving! Music, refreshments, and prizes will be abuzz in the museum and you don't want to miss it!  

Can't make it by the museum? Donations can be given online at: https://supportspartanburgcounty.org/npo/spartanburg-county-historical-association

Find us under "Discover Nonprofits"- "Arts and Culture".

Monetary Donations to the Spartanburg County Historical Associations go toward the preservation of our community's historical artifacts, the objects that serve as the physical link to our past, and the education of Spartanburg's residents and visitors through educational programs and events. It is because of the support of generous donors that we are able to fulfill our mission to the community.

Lunch & Learn: The Handgun's Role in World War I
Apr
22
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: The Handgun's Role in World War I

  • Chapman Cultural Center

Join Spartanburg County Historical Association and blogger Othais McCarthy of C&Rsenal on Friday, April 22 for a presentation on the role of handguns in the First World War.  Othais will introduce the core concepts of what makes a good military handgun using surviving examples from the era.  He'll also discuss how weapons that were initially icons of rank became necessary tools in the trenches, the role colonialism played in cartridge selection before the war, and how industrial deficiencies, global supply, and Germany's rationing affected the evolution of handguns in the early twentieth century.  Don't miss this fascinating combination of history and technology!

 Othais runs C&Rsenal, a historical military firearms site.  His current project is a web series exploring the small arms of the First World War.  He has been partnering with museums and private collectors in order to photograph, fire, disassemble, animate, and share these pieces with the world.  

He credits his information to a growing library of books by dedicated historians and collectors who have spent nearly a century compiling historical documents and large surveys of actual pieces to unlock their secrets.  He considers his role as a presenter to be focused on distilling these sources and using multimedia to better present their stories to a broad audience. 

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)

Reserve tickets by calling Spartanburg Regional History Museum at (864) 596-3501

Mar
24
6:30 pm18:30

Cotton Ball

  • Chapman Cultural Center

Please join the Spartanburg County Historical Association for the Cotton Ball, celebrating the current exhibit, "Textiles: A History of Innovation and Community," and our local textile heritage.  

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

6:30-8:30PM

Spartanburg Regional History Museum

Chapman Cultural Center

Enjoy Southern fare, jazz music, and a taste of Moonshine

Business Casual

                                

Ticket price is 50.00 per ticket, which includes an individual yearly Spartanburg County Regional Museum membership (either new or renewing membership).

The purchase of two tickets equals a yearly family membership.

Join or renew online by clicking here  or by calling (864) 596-3501

Lunch & Learn: The Second Coming of the Invisible Empire
Mar
18
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: The Second Coming of the Invisible Empire

  • Chapman Cultural Center

In 1871, President Ulysses S. Grant suspended habeas corpus in nine South Carolina counties to combat the rise of the Ku Klux Klan.  Spartanburg was one of those counties.  Forty-four years later, William Joseph Simmons, a failed Methodist minister, formed a fraternal order that he called The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.  Organized primarily as a money-making scheme, it shared little but its name with the Ku Klux Klan of the Reconstruction Era.  With its avowed creed of One Hundred Percent Americanism, support of Protestant Christian values, white supremacy, and the rejection of all things foreign, this new Klan became, for a brief period of time in the mid-1920s, one of America’s most powerful social and political organizations.  Shamelessly adopting the symbols of the hooded robe and burning cross from the movie, The Birth of a Nation, and exploiting the sense that America was headed in the wrong direction, the order spread rapidly to every state in the nation. While often using intimidation and violence against its foes, the Klan was responsible for the election of supportive politicians at all levels of government. Following a disastrous attempt to influence the presidential election of 1924, and with increasing public awareness of the Klan’s corrupt and violent nature, the order faltered, becoming a mere wisp of its former self by 1930.

Join Spartanburg County Historical Association and author William Rawlings for a discussion of Rawlings' new book, "The Second Coming of the Invisible Empire." This original and meticulously researched history of America’s second Ku Klux Klan presents many new and fascinating insights into this unique and important episode in American History.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $29.00 by cash, check, or credit card.

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)

Reserve tickets by clicking here or by calling Spartanburg Regional History Museum at (864) 596-3501 Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER 5 P.M. THURSDAY, March 17.

Walnut Grove on the March
Mar
5
Mar 6

Walnut Grove on the March

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

If you were among those disappointed that Festifall 2015 had to be cancelled due to an historic weather event, take heart!  Walnut Grove Plantation's annual March event is being expanded to include many of the events scheduled for Festifall.  Be there as over 100 re-enactors, storytellers and artisans transform the 1767 homestead into a living colonial village. The event begins on Saturday March 5 and continues through Sunday March 6 with music, toy making, cooking, weaving, woodworking, basketry, candle dipping, and much more!  Historic re-enactments of loyalist partisan William Cunningham's deadly 1781 raid on the Plantation will also take place on both days and are not to be missed.  

Friday March 4

6-9 p.m.: Historic Firearms Show

 

Saturday March 5

All day:  Hourly demos, musket fire and drills, music, authors, and more

11 a.m.: Overmountain Victory Trail Association Presentation

12 p.m.: Reenactment of Bloody Bill's Raid and Battle Demonstration

1 p.m.:  Artillery Demonstration

3 p.m.:  Benefit Auction

 

Sunday March 6

All day:  Hourly demos, musket fire and drills, music, authors, and more

10 a.m.:  Back Country Prayer Meeting

12 p.m.:  Artillery Demonstration

1 p.m.:  Reenactment of Bloody Bill's Raid and Battle Demonstration

Admission (per day): Saturday & Sunday - $10/Ages 18+; $5/Ages 5-17; SCHA Members receive $1 off each ticket.

Call (864) 596-3501 or email julius.dargan@spartanburghistory.org for more information.

Sponsored by: Southeastern Printing, Advance America, The Arkwright Foundation, Tom and Tracy Hannah, and Spartanburg County ATAX

Historic Firearms Show
Mar
4
6:00 pm18:00

Historic Firearms Show

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

Ready, aim, fire! Fans of historic tech are invited to a historic firearm show under the pavilion at Walnut Grove Plantation. The show will feature re-enactors to show off both their authentic and replica historic firearms and answer questions. Have you ever wanted to know more about your grandfather's rifle, your great-grandfather's shotgun, or your great-great-grandfather's muzzleloader?  Jim Kelly of Darlington Gun Works will be on hand to apply his 67 years of experience building guns to an appraisal of your historic firearm. Set your sights on this event-- it's not one you'll want to miss!

Admission is $5 per person and $50 per firearm appraisal.

All weapons brought on grounds for appraisal must be empty of ammunition and will be inspected by a representative of the Spartanburg County Sheriff's office prior to admission to the show.

Lunch & Learn: Booker T. Washington's Spartanburg Connection
Feb
26
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: Booker T. Washington's Spartanburg Connection

  • chapman cultural center

Booker Taliaferro Washington, author, educator, and advisor to Presidents, was perhaps the most prominent leader of the African-American community during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Join Spartanburg County Historical Association and USC Upstate Professor Dr. Andrew Myers to learn about Washington’s visits to Spartanburg and his relationships with local citizens.  This February edition of the Lunch & Learn lecture series is part of SCHA's observance of Black History Month.

Dr. Andrew Myers is a Professor of American Studies and History at the University of South Carolina Upstate.  He is author of the book Black, White & Olive Drab: Racial Integration at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the Civil Rights Movement.  His narrative about the Seventh Cavalry Regiment in the South Carolina Upcountry was published in the essay collection Recovering the Piedmont Past.  He is co-editing a second volume of this book, and his research about Booker T. Washington will appear as a chapter.

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)

Reserve tickets by clicking here or by calling Spartanburg Regional History Museum at (864) 596-3501 Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER 5 P.M. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25.

Annual Membership Meeting
Feb
21
3:00 pm15:00

Annual Membership Meeting

  • Chapman Cultural Center

Join Spartanburg County Historical Association on Sunday, February 21 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. for its Annual Membership Meeting. The guest speaker will be Erin Morton of Belk Architecture, the firm responsible for the Drayton Mills Lofts project. Morton's session will include a holistic approach to understanding the process behind and advantages to rehabilitating a historic mill building, using Drayton Mills as a case study. The meeting will take place in the Callie and John Rainey Conference Room, Carlos Dupre Moseley Building, Chapman Cultural Center and will also feature an update on the state of the organization, induction of new board members, and light refreshments. This event is free and open to the public.

Erin Morton obtained her B.A. degrees in Bioarchaeology and History from North Carolina State University and received her M.S. in Historic Preservation from the Clemson University/College of Charleston graduate program in 2014. Her thesis work features an economic impact study of North Carolina’s mill rehabilitation tax credit. Erin has worked with Parallel Charleston, a downtown developer focused on adaptive reuse of historic structures, and with Ruedrich Restorations out of Durham, NC, restoring the original 1790s house at Elgin Plantation in Warrenton, NC. She currently works with Belk Architecture in Durham, NC as a preservation design and construction administration specialist.