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

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. 

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!


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.

Lunch & Learn: "Wherever There is Light"
Jan
27
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: "Wherever There is Light"

  • Chapman Cultural Center

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:  When purchasing tickets online, be sure that after you have selected your ticket you click on the SHOPPING CART icon on the upper right-hand side of the screen and then click CHECKOUT to be given a payment prompt.  You must finalize your transaction in the shopping cart in order for your purchase to be recognized!

Join Spartanburg County Historical Association and author Peter Golden for a discussion of "Wherever There is Light,"  a sweeping, panoramic, historical novel that covers three generations in the intertwined lives of two families—the Roses, who are Jewish, and the Wakefields, who are African American. The novel delves into the little known history of the rescue of German Jews from the Nazis by traditionally African-American colleges. Julian Rose, a former bootlegger, and his love interest, Kendall Ann Wakefield, whose family founded the college and becomes a world-renowned photographer, are the main protagonists of the story. The novel looks at the problems of interracial love affairs starting in 1938 and takes place in New Jersey, South Florida, Greenwich Village and Paris. And concludes in 1966 by tracing the fate of all the characters, both major and minor, as they struggle to come to grips with the fact they were all as haunted by the times they lived in as they were by their own private battles.

Peter Golden is an award-winning journalist, historian, and novelist who during the course of a long and varied career has interviewed  Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush; Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Alexander Haig, George Shultz, and Lawrence Eagleburger;  Israeli Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, and Yitzhak Shamir; and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

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. TUESDAY, JANUARY 26.

Twas the Night Before Christmas...
Dec
23
2:00 pm14:00

Twas the Night Before Christmas...

  • Spartanburg Regional History Museum

Bring the kids and grandkids to the History Museum for a fun-filled afternoon focused on historic Spartanburg Christmas! We'll be reading "The Night Before Christmas" (2:30 and 3:30), playing with 18th-century toys, and decorating Victorian Christmas cards! Free admission. Kids of all ages are welcome!

Exhibit Opening: "James Buchanan and 'The Night Before Christmas' Dioramas"
Nov
24
5:30 pm17:30

Exhibit Opening: "James Buchanan and 'The Night Before Christmas' Dioramas"

Visit the History Museum to view Spartanburg's historic "Night Before Christmas Dioramas," displayed in the windows of Aug. W. Smith's in downtown Spartanburg for decades! Learn about James Buchanan, the man who created the dioramas and the first director of Walnut Grove Plantation, while perusing these iconic Spartanburg holiday artifacts. 

Nov. 24, 2015- Jan. 3, 2016

Lunch & Learn: The Grimke Sisters
Nov
20
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: The Grimke Sisters

  • Chapman Cultural Center

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:  When purchasing tickets online, be sure that after you have selected your ticket you click on the SHOPPING CART icon on the upper right-hand side of the screen and then click CHECKOUT to be given a payment prompt.  You must finalize your transaction in the shopping cart in order for your purchase to be recognized!

Join Alice Henderson, professor of history at USC Upstate, as she recounts the lives of Angelina and Sarah Grimke.  The Grimke sisters were South Carolina natives whose family owned Belmont Plantation in Spartanburg County, where they spent formative summers in their youth.  Hear how their lives in South Carolina influenced them to take up the causes of abolition of slavery and women's suffrage and take their place among the most influential writers and lecturers of their day.

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, OCTOBER 22.

 

Preserving Family Documents
Nov
13
2:00 pm14:00

Preserving Family Documents

This informal class will explore how to properly care for your family documents so that they can be enjoyed for generations to come.  We will be discussing the preservation issues of objects ranging from scrapbooks to letters to photo albums.  Different types of documents present different challenges and many heirlooms combine more than one material with specific preservation needs.  We will deal with both the general theory that drives document preservation as well as its day-to-day applications.  We will go over how to properly store, handle, and display your heirlooms and discuss some common pitfalls to avoid.  We won’t be learning how to repair or restore damaged documents, but if you come to the class you will learn the reason why.

Examples of document types, what to do to preserve them—and what not to do!—will be pulled from the SCHA's historical document collection.  Come join us for the afternoon and bring some of your (sturdy!) treasures to show off and swap stories about. You'll leave with a good sense of how best to care for the material documenting your family's heritage.

$12/Admission, $10/SCHA Members

*Attendance is capped at 15 participants. Reservations can be made by calling (864)596-3501 or emailing scha@spartanburghistory.org.

A Walnut Grove Halloween
Oct
24
5:00 pm17:00

A Walnut Grove Halloween

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

Walnut Grove will be lit up for the season on Saturday, October 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. for its annual Halloween event.  Visitors are invited to walk the grounds of the c. 1767 backcountry farm on a self-guided tour that includes information about the history of Halloween as well as an opportunity to meet some spirits from Spartanburg's Revolutionary past!  Little ones can decorate a cookie, make a toy to take home, and hand-dip a candle to light their own jack o'lantern.  As always, this is a non-scary event.  Admission is $3 for a adults and $3 for kids ages 5-17.

Lunch & Learn: Spartanburg's Red Arrows
Oct
23
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: Spartanburg's Red Arrows

  • Chapman Cultural Center

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:  When purchasing tickets online, be sure that after you have selected your ticket you click on the SHOPPING CART icon on the upper right-hand side of the screen and then click CHECKOUT to be given a payment prompt.  You must finalize your transaction in the shopping cart in order for your purchase to be recognized!

Six Wofford men served in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Infantry Division of the Michigan-Wisconsin National Guard in the Pacific Theater of World War II.  This unit saw some of the fiercest jungle fighting of the war and sustained one of its highest casualty rates.  Join Joe H. Camp, author of 32 Answered: A South Carolina Veterans' Story, to learn how he was inspired to write their stories and those of twenty-six additional South Carolinians who were also discovered to have served in the 32nd.  Camp, a Greenwood native, has a Ph.D. in U.S. History from West Virginia University and has taught at both the community college and university levels.

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, OCTOBER 22.

Lunch & Learn: Moonshiners of the Dark Corner
Sep
25
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: Moonshiners of the Dark Corner

  • Chapman Cultural Center

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:  When purchasing tickets online, be sure that after you have selected your ticket you click on the SHOPPING CART icon on the upper right-hand side of the screen and then click CHECKOUT to be given a payment prompt.  You must finalize your transaction in the shopping cart in order for your purchase to be recognized!

Join the Squire of the Dark Corner, Dean Campbell, as he highlights the importance of Moonshine to the health and social,cultural, and economic history of the Dark Corner and the impact of the eminent domain vacating of residents from 37,000 acres in order to build the Poinsett Reservoir and watershed area. The presentation will include selected video excerpts from the Dark Corner documentary DVD produced five years ago by Dark Corner Films, Inc., with Squire Campbell as the lead storyteller.

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, SEPTEMBER 24.

Lunch & Learn:  Maps Alive!  Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion, 1825-1854
Aug
28
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: Maps Alive! Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion, 1825-1854

  • Chapman Cultural Center

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:  When purchasing tickets online, be sure that after you have selected your ticket you click on the SHOPPING CART icon on the upper right-hand side of the screen and then click CHECKOUT to be given a payment prompt.  You must finalize your transaction in the shopping cart in order for your purchase to be recognized!

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)

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, AUGUST 27.

Militia Day at Walnut Grove Plantation
Aug
15
11:00 am11:00

Militia Day at Walnut Grove Plantation

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

Join the South Carolina Independent Rangers for a day celebrating Walnut Grove's military history!  The historic Plantation's tranquil setting belies the fact that it played an important role in America's War for Independence.  Re-enactors will be encamped on the grounds to tell that story and others - don't miss this great chance to see history come to life!

Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for kids ages 5-17, or $6 for adults and $3 for kids with guided tour of the manor house, kitchen, and academy.  SCHA members admitted free

Summer in the 60s: Part 3
Aug
5
7:00 pm19:00

Summer in the 60s: Part 3

  • Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown

Join Jack Fisher, an American Bandstand Dancer and 60s Rock & Roll DJ, for a trip down memory lane as you relive the 1960s, one of the most influential decades in Music History! 

One of the most significant decades in American History, the 1960s included an unpopular war in Vietnam, assassinations of major American figures, an escalating Cold War, a feminist movement, riots in major cities, a burgeoning drug culture, and the first lunar landing. Jack's talks will demonstrate how the music of the decade both reflected and affected major events throughout the decade.

The Lecture series will be broken into three sessions, each focusing on a different period of 60s music that evolved as the decade progressed.

Admission: $10/one lecture; $25/all three lectures, CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!

Part 1: "The New Frontier," 1960-1963, June 3, 7:00-8:30, Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown Campus (Barrett Room)

Part 2: "The British Invasion," 1964-1967, July 8, 7:00-8:30, Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown Campus (Barrett Room)

Part 3: "The Counter Culture," Aug. 5, 7:00-8:30, Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown Campus (Barrett Room)

Lunch & Learn:  America's Last Train Robber
Jul
24
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: America's Last Train Robber

  • Chapman Cultural Center

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:  When purchasing tickets online, be sure that after you have selected your ticket you click on the SHOPPING CART icon on the upper right-hand side of the screen and then click CHECKOUT to be given a payment prompt.  You must finalize your transaction in the shopping cart in order for your purchase to be recognized!

In 2012, America's last train robber died in Spartanburg.  Join Trivia Guinness World Record Holder, nationally syndicated columnist, multi-published author and Spartanburg resident Wilson Casey to hear his fascinating story as told in Casey's new book, Bedlam on the West Virginia Rails.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $19.99.

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, JULY 23.

 

Militia Day at Walnut Grove Plantation
Jul
18
11:00 am11:00

Militia Day at Walnut Grove Plantation

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

Join the South Carolina Independent Rangers for a day celebrating Walnut Grove's military history!  The historic Plantation's tranquil setting belies the fact that it played an important role in America's War for Independence.  Re-enactors will be encamped on the grounds to tell that story and others - don't miss this great chance to see history come to life!

Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for kids ages 5-17, or $6 for adults and $3 for kids with guided tour of the manor house, kitchen, and academy.  SCHA members admitted free

Summer in the 60s: Part 2
Jul
8
7:00 pm19:00

Summer in the 60s: Part 2

  • Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown

Join Jack Fisher, an American Bandstand Dancer and 60s Rock & Roll DJ, for a trip down memory lane as you relive the 1960s, one of the most influential decades in Music History! 

One of the most significant decades in American History, the 1960s included an unpopular war in Vietnam, assassinations of major American figures, an escalating Cold War, a feminist movement, riots in major cities, a burgeoning drug culture, and the first lunar landing. Jack's talks will demonstrate how the music of the decade both reflected and affected major events throughout the decade.

The Lecture series will be broken into three sessions, each focusing on a different period of 60s music that evolved as the decade progressed.

Admission: $10/one lecture; $25/all three lectures, CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!

Part 1: "The New Frontier," 1960-1963, June 3, 7:00-8:30, Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown Campus (Barrett Room)

Part 2: "The British Invasion," 1964-1967, July 8, 7:00-8:30, Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown Campus (Barrett Room)

Part 3: "The Counter Culture," Aug. 5, 7:00-8:30, Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown Campus (Barrett Room)

Lunch & Learn:  Spartanburg's World War I History
Jun
26
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch & Learn: Spartanburg's World War I History

  • Chapman Cultural Center

As the site of a World War I training camp, Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg played an important role in the Great War.  Join Max Hyde to learn more about this crucial period in local and world 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.  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.

Militia Day at Walnut Grove Plantation
Jun
13
11:00 am11:00

Militia Day at Walnut Grove Plantation

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

Join the South Carolina Independent Rangers for a day celebrating Walnut Grove's military history!  The historic Plantation's tranquil setting belies the fact that it played an important role in America's War for Independence.  Re-enactors will be encamped on the grounds to tell that story and others - don't miss this great chance to see history come to life!

Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for kids ages 5-17, or $6 for adults and $3 for kids with guided tour of the manor house, kitchen, and academy.  SCHA members admitted free.

Summer in the 60s: Part 1
Jun
3
7:00 pm19:00

Summer in the 60s: Part 1

  • Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown

Join Jack Fisher, an American Bandstand Dancer and 60s Rock & Roll DJ, for a trip down memory lane as you relive the 1960s, one of the most influential decades in Music History! 

One of the most significant decades in American History, the 1960s included an unpopular war in Vietnam, assassinations of major American figures, an escalating Cold War, a feminist movement, riots in major cities, a burgeoning drug culture, and the first lunar landing. Jack's talks will demonstrate how the music of the decade both reflected and affected major events throughout the decade.

Admission: $10/one lecture; $25/all three lectures, CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!

The Lecture series will be broken into three sessions, each focusing on a different period of 60s music that evolved as the decade progressed.

Part 1: "The New Frontier," 1960-1963, June 3, 7:00-8:30, Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown Campus (Barrett Room)

Part 2: "The British Invasion," 1964-1967, July 8, 7:00-8:30, Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown Campus (Barrett Room)

Part 3: "The Counter Culture," Aug. 5, 7:00-8:30, Spartanburg County Public Library- Downtown Campus (Barrett Room)

 

 

Militia Day at Walnut Grove Plantation
May
23
11:00 am11:00

Militia Day at Walnut Grove Plantation

  • Walnut Grove Plantation

Join the South Carolina Independent Rangers for a day celebrating Walnut Grove's military history!  The historic Plantation's tranquil setting belies the fact that it played an important role in America's War for Independence.  Re-enactors will be encamped on the grounds to tell that story and others - don't miss this great chance to see history come to life!

Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for kids ages 5-17, or $6 for adults and $3 for kids with guided tour of the manor house, kitchen, and academy.  SCHA members admitted free.