Walnut Grove Plantation Grand Re-Opening
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Walnut Grove Plantation Grand Re-Opening

SCHA invites YOU to celebrate the completion of the restorations of Walnut Grove Plantation! ADMISSION IS FREE! One Day Only!!


Re-enactors, live music, games, food trucks, tours, and more!

*concessions and souvenirs are available for purchase.

Credit cards as accepted. Picnic lunches are welcome!


Join us for a day of celebration and living history Saturday, May 11 from 11am-4pm. Tour the historic spaces of Walnut Grove Plantation and learn about the restorative measures taken by SCHA over the 18-month, $300,000 project to ensure Walnut Grove will stand for generations to come!


That's right, admission is FREE! Donations are encouraged and go towards the Walnut Grove Plantation Endowment which support the long term care and restoration of the property.


Special Thanks to the Spartanburg County Foundation for their support in the form of a grant of $10,000 making the roof replacement at WGP possible.

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Living History Saturday @ Walnut Grove Plantation
Jun
8
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 Revolutionary War.

11am-4pm, regular admission applies.

Questions? Call 864-576-6546


2019 Living History Theme Weekends:
June 8: Civil War at Walnut Grove
July 20: Celebrating Independence
August 10: Gardening & Farming

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Living History Saturday @ Walnut Grove Plantation
Jul
20
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 Revolutionary War.

11am-4pm, regular admission applies.

Questions? Call 864-576-6546

2019 Living History Theme Weekends:
July 20: Celebrating Independence
August 10: Gardening & Farming

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Living History Saturday @ Walnut Grove Plantation
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Living History Saturday @ Walnut Grove Plantation

  • Walnut Grove Plantation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 Revolutionary War.

11am-4pm, regular admission applies.

Questions? Call 864-576-6546

2019 Living History Theme Weekends:
August 10: Gardening & Farming

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2019 Harvest Moon Festival
Nov
2
11:00 AM11:00

2019 Harvest Moon Festival

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

Join as we take a step back to a simpler time. Live music, great food, craft market, hay rides, Walnut Grove Plantation tours and plenty of activities for the kids!

Rain Date: November 3rd

Interested in joining our makers market as a vendor? Apply hrre: https://forms.gle/o6mfte5gzmSqiSC96

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Living History Saturday @ Walnut Grove Plantation
Apr
13
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 Revolutionary War.

11am-4pm, regular admission applies.

Questions? Call 864-576-6546


2019 Living History Theme Weekends:
April 13: Colonial Easter
June 8: Civil War at Walnut Grove
July 20: Celebrating Independence
August 10: Gardening & Farming

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Members Only Access: Triple Tree Aerodrome
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Members Only Access: Triple Tree Aerodrome

Join the SCHA as we tour the renown Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, SC.

Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00) is the home of many full-scale and remote control aviation events including the world famous Joe Nall and Triple Tree Fly-In. Located in Spartanburg County, SCHA members will have the opportunity to enjoy the Spring weather by touring the property, receiving a informational overview of the facilities, and an educational review of aviation history!
Joined by Terry Connorton, Spartanburg Memorial Airport Director, and Robb Williams, Executive Director of Triple Tree, members will receive a unique point of view of aviation in Spartanburg!

Registration is required.
Please call 864-596-3501 or email Melanie.terry@spartanburghistory to register.

A Current SCHA Membership is Required to attend this program. To purchase or renew your SCHA Membership, you may follow the link below to our website:
http://www.spartanburghistory.org/become-a-member/

This event is FREE as part of SCHA Member Benefits.

Please note: Individual SCHA Memberships gains access for the membership holder only. All guests must purchase an individual membership.
Family and Donor Level Memberships gain access for up to four (4) individuals.

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Life of David Golightly Harris
Mar
22
12:30 PM12:30

Life of David Golightly Harris

Ray Wunsch portrays David Golightly Harris in Civil War attire as he describes the life and experience of Harris in first person from the front lines of the Civil War to returning to his family farm.

TICKETS:
SCHA Members: FREE
General Admission: $5

Boxed Lunch: $10
Please call 864-596-3501 to reserve your seat and/or order lunch. Lunch orders must be received by 3/21 at 5:00pm.

Lunches provided by Palmetto Palette.

Seating is limited, call ahead reservations are suggested!

Lunch & Learns are held in the Callie & John Rainey Conference Room at the Chapman Cultural Center; 200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg

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A South Carolina Upcountry Saga
Feb
22
12:30 PM12:30

A South Carolina Upcountry Saga

Hope, sacrifice, and restoration: throughout the American Civil War and its aftermath, the Foster family endured all of these in no small measure. Drawing from dozens of public and privately owned letters, A. Gibert Kennedy recounts the story of his great-great-grandfather and his family in A South Carolina Upcountry Saga: The Civil War Letters of Barham Bobo Foster and His Family, 1860-1863.

TICKETS:
SCHA Members: FREE
General Admission: $5
Boxed Lunch: $10

Please call 864-596-3501 to reserve your seat and/or order lunch. Lunch orders must be received by 1/24 at 5:00pm.

Lunches provided by Palmetto Palette.

Seating is limited, call ahead reservations are suggested!

Lunch & Learns are held in the Callie & John Rainey Conference Room at the Chapman Cultural Center

200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg

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Humble Beginnings: The Civil Rights Activism of Harold Hatcher
Jan
25
12:30 PM12:30

Humble Beginnings: The Civil Rights Activism of Harold Hatcher

Alice Hatcher Henderson, daughter of Harold Hatcher, shares her father's remarkable life stories that culminated in bringing his passions to Spartanburg through Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve.

A vital civil rights and social activist in Indiana, Alice brings us Hatcher's role in a defining time in our country’s history.


TICKETS:
SCHA Members: FREE
General Admission: $5
Boxed Lunch: $10

Please call 864-596-3501 to reserve your seat and/or order lunch. Lunch orders must be received by 1/24 at 5:00pm.

Lunches provided by Palmetto Palette.

Seating is limited, call ahead reservations are suggested!

Lunch & Learns are held in the Callie & John Rainey Conference Room at the Chapman Cultural Center

200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg

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A Visit From St. Nick Display
Nov
15
to Dec 31

A Visit From St. Nick Display

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James Buchanan’s

“A Visit From St. Nick” 

 

Visit the newly restored window dioramas originally displayed at Aug. W. Smith from 1957 to the 1970s. Restored in 2018 the dioramas will be on display at the Spartanburg Regional Museum of History from November through December 2018.

 

Museum Hours

Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm 

Monday: Closed 

Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

 

 

Spartanburg Regional History Museum

200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC

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Homeschool Friday: World Wars
Nov
9
2:00 PM14:00

Homeschool Friday: World Wars

The Spartanburg County Historical Association welcomes programming tailored to Home schoolers and Home school Co-ops one Friday a month. Designed for ALL AGES!

World Wars
Did you know Spartanburg was the site of two military training camps in history? Walk through history's world wars, learn of our state's contributions, and the men and women who have served from Spartanburg County. 

Friday, June 8
2:00-5:00pm

REGISTRATION:
$5 per student
$5 per chaperone
Children under the age of 2- No charge

Questions: 
Contact 864-576-6546 (Tuesday-Friday, 10am-3pm)
info@spartanburghistory.org
Register Online at: http://www.spartanburghistory.org/home-school-friday-registration/

Limited Space (15 students maximum)

Registration is Required. 
No Refunds for Cancellations given less than 10 days before date.

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Harvest Moon Festival
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Harvest Moon Festival

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

Local food favorites and live music all day! Crafts, face painting, and fun for the kids!

Admission: $5, under 5 free
Credit Cards Accepted at Admission, Gift Shop, and Concessions.
**Some artisans may be cash only

CURRENTLY SEEKING ARTISANS, FARMERS, & FOOD TRUCKS!
The Harvest Moon Festival features local artists, farmers, and demonstrators and we invite you to join us this year!  Registration is required
Contact Melanie.Terry@spartanburghistory.org for registration contract. 

Requirements are below:
-Artists: Goods & Wares must be handmade.  May include food items such as pies, jams, etc.  *Price Point most successful: $25 and under.
-Farms, Stands, Producers: Invited to set up market stand, demonstrate trade. 
-Food Trucks, Local Restaurants: Harvest Moon will provide several food options for guests!  If you're interested in serving at this event, contact us today!

SCHA reserves the right to deny participation to vendors who do not meet the mission of The Harvest Moon Festival.  All requirements must be met to apply.

 

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Ghosts of the Upcountry
Oct
26
12:30 PM12:30

Ghosts of the Upcountry

Author of "Creek Walking," "Ghosts of the South Carolina Upcountry," "Civil War Ghosts", and many more, Tally Johnson joins the Spartanburg County Historical Association for Lunch & Learn. As a Librarian and Folklorist, Tally introduces us to some of the area's most colorful specters of our region. 

TICKETS:
SCHA Members: FREE
General Admission: $5


Boxed Lunch: $10
Menu Options: Pimento Cheese Sandwich or Chicken Salad Sandwich served with one side, a dessert, and tea, water, or lemonade OR Fresh Garden Salad.
Lunches provided by Palmetto Palette.

Please call 864-596-3501 to reserve your seat and/or order lunch. Lunch orders must be received by 10/25 at 5:00pm.

Seating is limited, call ahead reservations are suggested!

Lunch & Learns are held in the Callie & John Rainey Conference Room at the Chapman Cultural Center
200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg

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FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation
Oct
6
to Oct 7

FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation

SCHA hosts FestiFall, the annual event as part of the nationally celebrated "Revolutionary War Weekend!"

This event commemorates the American Revolution and is held at Walnut Grove Plantation Experience colonial lifestyle and battle demonstrations, iconic local battle re-enactments, live music, and family activities during this two day experience. 

Admission: Ages 2-12: $8, Adults: $12
Active Duty Military and College Student Discounts available with VALID ID.
*Walnut Grove Plantation passes or coupons not valid at special events.
Group Rates available for groups of 10+. Reserve by September 21 by calling 864-576-6546 (closed Mondays).

Bubba's BBQ available for purchase between 11:30am-2:30pm daily. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6:
10:00am- Gates Open
11:00am-2:00pm- Live Music by Gingerthistle 
11:30am- Cannon Fire by Daniel King Howitzer 
12:00pm- Re-enactment of "Bloody Bill" Cunningham's Raid
1:00pm- Re-Enactor's Auction
1:30-5:00pm- Dr. A.B. Moore Office House
2:00pm- Battle Demonstration
10:00am-5:00pm- Shopping, Candle making, House Tours, and hourly demonstration
5:00pm: Gates Close

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7:
10:00am- Gates Open
11:00am-2:00pm- Live Music by Gingerthistle 
12:30am- Cannon Fire by Daniel King Howitzer 
1:00pm- Re-enactment of "Bloody Bill" Cunningham's Raid
1:30-5:00pm- Dr. A.B. Moore Office House
10:00am-4:00pm- Shopping, Candle making, House Tours, and hourly demonstration
4:00pm: Gates Close


Credit Cards accepted at Admision, Concessions, and Gift Shop. 
*Many re-enactors sell handmade goods and wares at their camp sites and CASH MAY BE REQUIRED for these purchases.

Interested in sponsorship? Please contact melanie.terry@spartanburghistory.org

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Lunch & Learn: Spartanburg's Courthouses
Sep
28
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: Spartanburg's Courthouses

Brad Steinecke with the Spartanburg County Public Libraries will present a history of Spartanburg County’s courthouses, from the first hewn-timber courthouse of 1789 to the 1958 modernist facility currently in use. Based off of a recent exhibit at the downtown library, this presentation will include an overview of the architects, stylistic choices, cornerstone laying ceremonies, and growing pains of each structure. From purely utilitarian to dramatic and visionary, Spartanburg’s courthouses set the precedent for our next courthouse, currently in the design stages and expected to be unveiled in the months to come.


TICKETS:

SCHA Members: FREE

General Admission: $5


Boxed Lunch: $10

Please call 864-596-3501 to reserve your seat and/or order lunch. Lunch orders must be received by 9/27 at 5:00pm.

Lunches provided by Palmetto Palette.

Seating is limited, call ahead reservations are suggested!


Lunch & Learns are held in the Callie & John Rainey Conference Room at the Chapman Cultural Center

200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg

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Annual Seay Family Reunion
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Seay Family Reunion

The Spartanburg County Historical Association welcomes Seay Family descendants back to The Seay House for a family reunion on Saturday, September 15 at 10am. A light continental brunch will be served.

RSVP are requested. Please call 864-596-3501.

This reunion free to Seay Family Members. Donations are encouraged for the care and preservation of The Seay House.

Share this occassion with your Seay cousins, all are welcome!

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Members Only Access: Camp Croft
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Members Only Access: Camp Croft

Croft State Park Rangers and historian, Stanley Bishop, have curated a one of a kind presentation and guided hike of the former Camp Croft, exclusively for the Spartanburg County Historical Association!

Join Croft State Park Ranger, Tim Ritter, and historian Stanley Bishop for a presentation of the history of Camp Croft under one of park pavilions beginning promptly at 9:00am, wrapping up by 10:30am. Light refreshments will be served.

Immediately following the presentation, Stanley will lead a guided hike visiting several of the locations mentioned in the morning's presentation. Comfortable, outdoor wear and closed toe shoes are encouraged. Cold bottled water and granola bars will be provided.

Registration is required. Space is VERY LIMITED!
Please call 864-596-3501 to register.

You may attend the presentation and choose not participate in the guided hike. You will be asked at the time of registration what portions of the program you plan to attend.

A Current SCHA Membership is Required to attend this program. To purchase or renew your SCHA Membership, you may follow the link below to our website:
http://www.spartanburghistory.org/become-a-member/

This event is FREE as part of SCHA Member Benefits. A guest list will be at the main entrance where you will be asked to check in, waiving the park entrance fee. 

Please note:
Individual SCHA Memberships gains access for the membership holder only. All guests must purchase an individual membership. 
Family and Donor Level Memberships gain access for up to four (4) individuals.

 

 

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Lunch & Learn: The Piedmont Farmer
Aug
24
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: The Piedmont Farmer

The 2018 Lunch & Learn Series welcomes Dr. Phil Racine as he shares the journals of David Golightly Harris are a unique daily record of a fifteen-year span in the life of a Piedmont South Carolina farm family that owned ten slaves and cultivated one hundred acres. Documents from small slaveholders are few, making these journals an invaluable source of information about the agricultural routines of a small antebellum farm as well as a revealing commentary on regional and national affairs, slavery, education, religion, family relationships, and community life.

An especially compelling feature of this book is its inclusion of writings by Harris's wife, Emily, who took over the journal when he went to war for the Confederacy in 1862. Recounting the trials of managing the farm and raising seven children in her husband's absence, Emily's words offer poignant insights into the daily struggles of those who tended the home front during the Civil War.

 

TICKETS:
SCHA Members: FREE
General Admission: $5

Boxed Lunch: $10
Please call 864-596-3501 to reserve your seat and/or order lunch. Lunch orders must be received by 8/23 at 5:00pm.
Lunches provided by Palmetto Palette.
Seating is limited, call ahead reservations are suggested!

Lunch & Learns are held in the Callie & John Rainey Conference Room at the Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg

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Spartanburg Unboxed! Civil Rights in Spartanburg
Jul
28
11:30 AM11:30

Spartanburg Unboxed! Civil Rights in Spartanburg

Check out SCHA's newest program, "Spartanburg Unboxed"! This lecture series will take place on location around Spartanburg from local historian, authors, and many others!

Join us July 28 for a presentation by Luther Norman on Civil Rights in Spartanburg followed by a buffet lunch!

Lecture Tickets: $5 SCHA members, $10 Non-Members
Lunch: $10

Location: Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

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Lunch & Learn: For Here or To Go
Jul
27
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: For Here or To Go

Presented by authors Brandy Lindsey and Baker Maultsby, "For Here or To Go” uncovers the history of local drive-ins, drive-thrus and diners. From hot dogs all the way and fries to chili cheeseburgers and onion rings, Spartanburg's family-owned establishments have indulged the cravings of locals and visitors alike for generations. The 2009 book offers a behind-the-counter look at these restaurants from the early days of car hops and curb service to inside the dining and drive-thru windows of today. 

Admission:
$5- non SCHA Members, FREE to SCHA Members

SPECIAL LUNCH OPTION (THIS MONTH ONLY!!)
provided by Sugar n' Spice

$10 - choose one (served with tea or water)
Cheeseburger Plate A Plenty
served with cole slaw on the burger, mustard or mayo and
trimmings of fries, onion rings, and cole slaw
Hot Dog Plate A Plenty
topped with chili, mustard, and onions and
trimmings of fries, onion rings, and cole slaw
Chef Salad
Ham, turkey, bacon, cheese, tomatoes, pickles and your choice of
dressing (can be offered vegetarian)
Lunches must be ordered by Tuesday, July 24 at 5:00pm. Call 864-596-3501 to place your order. No cancellations accepted after 7/24!

Lunch & Learns are held in the Callie and John Rainey Conference Room in the Chapman Cultural Center at 200 E. St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC

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Valuations by Brunk Auctions
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Valuations by Brunk Auctions

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The Spartanburg County Historical Association is proud to host Brunk Auctions for a consultation and valuation event on Saturday, June 23.

All Items Welcome: Fine Arts, Folk Art, Jewelry, Furniture...

10am-12pm: By Appointment ONLY- Open to SCHA Members
CALL 864-59-3501 to schedule your 15 minute private consultation with a Brunk professional

12pm-3pm: Walk- In Consultations: OPEN TO ALL!

Cost: $10 per item
*If you plan to bring more than 5 items, please call 864-596-3501 before 6/22.
An appointment may be required.

Proceeds of this event support the Spartanburg Regional History Museum Collections Fund for the management of the Regional History Museum and Repository.

Location:
Spartanburg Regional History Museum
Chapman Cultural Center (Mosley Building) 2nd Floor
200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg

NOTICE: Brunk Auctions does not provide written valued appraisals.
Consultations are informal verbal auction estimates and for personal knowledge

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A Decision of Epic Proportions: The Atomic Bomb
Jun
22
12:30 PM12:30

A Decision of Epic Proportions: The Atomic Bomb

Mr. Stephen Fowler describes Spartanburg's role in the decision to drop the atomic bomb during World War II. Hear in detail James F. Byrnes' thoughts on the weapon, as well as understand the creation of the atomic bomb and the repercussions of the decision to drop.

TICKETS:
SCHA Members: FREE
General Admission: $5
Boxed Lunch: $10
Please call 864-596-3501 to reserve your seat and/or order lunch. Lunch order must be received by 5:00pm 6/21.
Lunches provided by Palmetto Palette.
Seating is limited, call ahead reservations are suggested!

Lunch & Learns are held in the Callie & John Rainey Conference Room at the Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg

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Members Only Access: Foster's Tavern
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Members Only Access: Foster's Tavern

Exclusive Access to the privately owned Spartanburg Landmark, Foster's Tavern, 
for Spartanburg County Historical Association Members ONLY! 
Take a guided tour of the storied property, 
enjoy refreshments in the garden, and visit with the owners of this incomparable location. 

Membership may be renewed or purchased in order to gain access. 
Memberships available online HERE

CALL 864-596-3501 to register for this event. 
REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP ARE REQUIRED. 
Space is very limited.
This event is free of charge to members.

**PLEASE NOTE: Individual Memberships allow for the single member to attend. No guests are permitted with an Individual Member without purchase of their own desired membership level. Family Memberships and Donor Society Memberships allow for as many as 4 immediate family members to attend. Any additional guests must purchase their own desired membership

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Home School Friday: Modern Technology
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Home School Friday: Modern Technology

The Spartanburg County Historical Association welcomes programming tailored to Home schoolers and Home school Co-ops one Friday a month. Designed for ALL AGES!

Modern Technology
See how technology progressed during the 20th century & learn when it made its debut in Spartanburg changing the lives people everywhere!

Friday, June 8
2:00-5:00pm

REGISTRATION:
$5 per student
$5 per chaperone

Children under the age of 2- No charge

Questions:
Contact 864-576-6546 (Tuesday-Friday, 10am-3pm)
info@spartanburghistory.org
Register Online at:http://www.spartanburghistory.org/tickets/home-school-friday

Limited Space (15 students maximum)

Registration is Required. 
No Refunds for Cancellations given less than 10 days before date.

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Lunch & Learn: Baseball & The History of Duncan Park
May
25
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch & Learn: Baseball & The History of Duncan Park

Edwin Epps shares more of his reasearch on the baseball teams of Duncan Park and what makes the iconic Spartanburg destination so special to Spartanburg residents and visitors alike.  

TICKETS:
SCHA Members: FREE
General Admission: $5
Boxed Lunch: $10
Please call 864-596-3501 to reserve your seat and/or order lunch. Lunch orders must be received by 4/26 at 5:00pm.
Seating is limited, call ahead reservations are suggested!

Lunch & Learns are held in the Callie & John Rainey Conference Room
at the Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg

 

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Home School Friday @ WGP!
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Home School Friday @ WGP!

Agricultural & Economics

Walnut Grove Plantation welcomes programming tailored to Home schoolers and Home school Co-ops one Friday a month with tours of the historic manor house, exterior buildings, and a living history activity.  Designed for ALL AGES!

Friday, May 11
2:00-5:00pm

Learn how the practice of farming drove the economy of South Carolina from the 1700s through the Industrial Revolution.  What are South Carolina's two most profitable crops throughout history?  Find out at Home School Friday this month!
Play area available for pre-school aged children not participating in Living History Activities.

REGISTRATION:
$5 per student
$5 per chaperone

Children under the age of 2- No charge

Questions:
Contact 864-576-6546 (Tuesday-Friday, 10am-3pm)
info@spartanburghistory.org
Register Online at:http://www.spartanburghistory.org/tickets/home-school-friday

Limited Space (15 students maximum)

Registration is Required. 
No Refunds for Cancellations given less than 14 days before date.


 

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SPECIAL EVENT: "Omar ibn Sayyid"
May
9
12:30 PM12:30

SPECIAL EVENT: "Omar ibn Sayyid"

Omar ibn Sayyid, a writer and Islamic scholar from Senegal, was enslaved and brought to the United States in 1807. While enslaved, Omar continued to write and correspond. The Spartanburg Regional History Museum has a letter written by Omar in their collection.  The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History utilized this letter in their research for a book on Omar ibn Sayyid.  Researcher, Ayla Amon will present her findings in this special trip to Spartanburg.

Hosted by the Spartanburg County Historical Association in cooperation with The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History. 

This event will be held in the "Green Room" at the Chapman Cultural Center located at 200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg.

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