Greenville County Historical Society

Greenville County Historical Society Telling Greenville's stories since 1961.
The Greenville County Historical Society is a non-profit organization that houses documents and photographs that preserve the history of Greenville County.

The headquarters of the Historical Society houses archives of Greenville County history that are available for public use and research.

Mission: -To collect and preserve the papers, records, photographs, and materials which document the history of Greenville County. -To sponsor programs, publications and exhibitions pertaining to the history and culture of our region.

03/17/2020
Main Street 1950sElrod CollectionGreenville County Historical Society
02/25/2020

Main Street 1950s
Elrod Collection
Greenville County Historical Society

The GCHS winter email is going out TOMORROW! Subscribe today to make sure it's in your inbox. http://eepurl.com/dfiOT5📸:...
02/18/2020

The GCHS winter email is going out TOMORROW! Subscribe today to make sure it's in your inbox. http://eepurl.com/dfiOT5
📸: Oscar Landing Collection

Take a look at the spring house in Taylors at the site of the Chick Springs Resort.  Thanks to Photographer Ryan Goodman...
02/08/2020

Take a look at the spring house in Taylors at the site of the Chick Springs Resort. Thanks to Photographer Ryan Goodman for the impressive image taken in today's snow fall.

12/25/2019
Today is your last chance to deck the halls with Greenville History!
12/23/2019

Today is your last chance to deck the halls with Greenville History!

Limited quantities (fewer than 10) remaining of Parker High, Furman Bell Tower, Poinsett Hotel, Poinsett Bridge, Buncomb...
12/18/2019

Limited quantities (fewer than 10) remaining of Parker High, Furman Bell Tower, Poinsett Hotel, Poinsett Bridge, Buncombe Street UMC, Falls Cottage and Kilgore-Lewis!

Online orders being accepted through 2 pm, December 19th, and last day to pick up in-store is Monday, December 23rd from 10 am - noon!

https://greenvillehistory.org/product-category/ornaments/

GCHS is open regular hours this week (T/Th 2-5, W 11-2) PLUS special holiday hours next week for all you last-minute sho...
12/17/2019

GCHS is open regular hours this week (T/Th 2-5, W 11-2) PLUS special holiday hours next week for all you last-minute shoppers!

Greenville High is SOLD OUT for the 2019 season. Purchase your favorite design before it's gone! https://bit.ly/378OEBI
12/10/2019

Greenville High is SOLD OUT for the 2019 season. Purchase your favorite design before it's gone! https://bit.ly/378OEBI

Coxe CollectionGreenville County Historical Society
12/03/2019

Coxe Collection
Greenville County Historical Society

🦃 Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃The GCHS office is closed on Wednesday and Thursday."The First Thanksgiving"Jean Louis Gerome Fer...
11/27/2019

🦃 Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
The GCHS office is closed on Wednesday and Thursday.

"The First Thanksgiving"
Jean Louis Gerome Ferris (1863-1930)

"The First Thanksgiving"Jean Louis Gerome Ferris (1863-1930)
11/21/2019

"The First Thanksgiving"
Jean Louis Gerome Ferris (1863-1930)

Looking for something to do this evening? Check out tonight's Piedmont Past lecture series at the Spartanburg County Lib...
11/21/2019

Looking for something to do this evening? Check out tonight's Piedmont Past lecture series at the Spartanburg County Library, featuring a talk on Robert Quillen (1887-1948), known for his influence in the Fountain Inn Community and as publisher of the Fountain Inn Tribune. Spartanburg County Public Libraries

Our Recovering the Piedmont Past Lecture Series continues next Thursday, November 21 at the Headquarters Library.

The Spring Park Inn in Travelers Rest was recently designated as a Greenville County historic site and was added to the ...
11/20/2019

The Spring Park Inn in Travelers Rest was recently designated as a Greenville County historic site and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2018. Congratulations! https://bit.ly/2QB5fbp
Travelers Rest Historical Society

#tbt Check out this ad from the 1966 Greenville yellow pages. Recognize this famous home?
09/12/2019

#tbt Check out this ad from the 1966 Greenville yellow pages. Recognize this famous home?

09/11/2019
Greenville Chapter of the Genealogical Society

For all of our local friends pursuing genealogical research, make plans to connect with the Greenville chapter of SCGS on Sunday! Details below.

IT'S TIME FOR OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING!!! Please join us for as we begin our Fall and Winter meetings of the Greenville Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical
Society. It's time to get back to researching our families and sharing our latest finds. We will meet Sunday, September 15th 2019 at the Confederate Museum and Library
ANNEX, 15 Boyce Avenue, Greenville, S.C. at 3:00 PM . We are very fortunate to have as our speaker, Shelby Lollis, 1st.Vice President and Workshop Chair of the South
Carolina Genealogical Society. She is also the Secretary of the Laurens District Chapter and Past President of the Anderson County Chapter. Shelby has a great deal of news
to share with us about upcoming events and the speakers she has already booked for the next Workshop. We will also have information to share about the upcoming 2 day
Annual Meeting of the SCGS to be held in Charleston, SC in October. Come join us! You do not have to be a member to attend the our meetings.

🍂 New Fall Hours 🍂Now open on Tuesdays!Tuesday & Thursday ▪️ 2-5 pmWednesday ▪️ 11-2 pmMonday & Friday ▪️ By appointment
09/09/2019

🍂 New Fall Hours 🍂
Now open on Tuesdays!

Tuesday & Thursday ▪️ 2-5 pm
Wednesday ▪️ 11-2 pm
Monday & Friday ▪️ By appointment

08/21/2019
2019 American Revolution Symposium - SC Archives & History Foundation

South Carolina Department of Archives and History presents the 2019 American Revolution Symposium on Saturday, October 5. Save the date and sign up today! https://scarchivesandhistoryfoundation.org/2018/12/20/2019-american-revolution-symposium/

State of Rebellion: South Carolina’s Place in the American Revolution Saturday, October 5, 2019 Introduction Save the date: Make plans to attend our American Revolution Symposium on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The complete program will be posted in late spring and it promises to offer insight on th...

We apologize if you’ve tried to reach us by phone this week and haven’t gotten through! Our phones and internet are down...
08/15/2019

We apologize if you’ve tried to reach us by phone this week and haven’t gotten through! Our phones and internet are down and will be restored Friday morning. The office is closed Thursday afternoon. We are checking email, so drop us a line if we can assist you! [email protected]

We’re talking about the history of Donaldson today at 3 pm! ✈️
05/05/2019

We’re talking about the history of Donaldson today at 3 pm! ✈️

The finished product! Come visit us at 100 Lavinia Avenue. Thanks again to South Carolina Upstate Paralegal Association ...
05/04/2019

The finished product! Come visit us at 100 Lavinia Avenue. Thanks again to South Carolina Upstate Paralegal Association for your great work!

Happy @handsongville Day! Thank you South Carolina Upstate Paralegal Association for the repair and installation of the ...
05/04/2019

Happy @handsongville Day! Thank you South Carolina Upstate Paralegal Association for the repair and installation of the permanent sign at our new location!
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#hogday @uwgreenvillesc #gchs #yeahthatgreenville

The Story of Greenville Army Air BaseSunday, May 5 at 3 pmHughes Main Library
04/25/2019

The Story of Greenville Army Air Base
Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm
Hughes Main Library

On Sunday May 5, join us as we tell the story of Donaldson, beginning with the early days when it was known as Greenvill...
04/25/2019

On Sunday May 5, join us as we tell the story of Donaldson, beginning with the early days when it was known as Greenville Army Air Base. Catch an exclusive look at a one-of-a-kind display of GAAB/Donaldson memorabilia and artifacts!

#gvltoday #yeahthatgreenville #greenvillesc #militaryhistory #whatsgoingongvl #gchs #historymatters #wwii Military History Center of the Carolinas - MHCC

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100 Lavinia Avenue
Greenville, SC
29601

General information

Membership of the Historical Society helps to support the Society's vital work in preserving the letters, documents, publications, and pictures which record Greenville's intriguing past. Members of the Historical Society gather three times per year for meetings and speakers and receive editions of "The New Mountaineer."

Opening Hours

Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 14:00
Thursday 14:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(864) 233-4103

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