Upcountry History Museum

Upcountry History Museum Mission: The Upcountry History Museum – Furman University connects people, history and culture. The Upcountry History Museum - Furman University, through its collections, programs and exhibitions, preserves and interprets historical subjects pertaining to the Upcountry of South Carolina while bringing museum-quality offerings from around the world to the Upcountry.
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This is done to encourage people to discover the world and the Upcountry's role in shaping it.

Mission: Connecting people, history, and culture.

Operating as usual

09/08/2020

Help us out! What animal do you think this fur once belonged to?

Its almost 5:00 p.m. and its a long, holiday weekend! What are your plans? This crew was definitely ready to celebrate. ...
09/04/2020

Its almost 5:00 p.m. and its a long, holiday weekend! What are your plans? This crew was definitely ready to celebrate. Times are different now, but there's nothing stopping you from throwing on your Friday night best (AKA freshly pressed overalls).

Also, will someone please try to recreate this photo from the UHM Collections (Reeves Brothers)? Please. Happy Labor Day weekend, folks!

UHM is open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Follow the link to stay in-the-know on all our educational offerings! Whether you are homeschooling, virtual learning or...
09/03/2020

Follow the link to stay in-the-know on all our educational offerings! Whether you are homeschooling, virtual learning or attending school in-person, we are here to help incorporate SC standards.

Rent one of our Traveling Trunks, attend one of our twice monthly Homeschool Days, and soon...purchase a Hands-On History Kit that is full of engaging and crafty projects. All will make history real and relevant. For those needing assistance to cover the cost, opportunities will be available.

Join the mailing list and feel free to call 864.467.3100 with any questions!

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Tuesday-Saturday: 10AM-5PM
09/02/2020

Tuesday-Saturday: 10AM-5PM

We have doubled our Homeschool Day offerings for the 2020-2021 school year!Take a look and sign up now. If you plan to a...
09/01/2020
Homeschool Days – Upcountry History Museum

We have doubled our Homeschool Day offerings for the 2020-2021 school year!

Take a look and sign up now. If you plan to attend multiple lessons, definitely call 864.467.3100 to ask about our Family Membership ($95/year).

Any other programs or lessons you'd like to see this school year?!

Homeschool Days Each Homeschool Day includes a guided experience in one of the Museum’s galleries, hands-on activities in our classrooms, and all day admission to the Museum. Programs are multidisciplinary and support South Carolina state standards for social studies.   HISTORY HOMESCHOOL DAYS Hi...

The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution.The amendment w...
08/26/2020

The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution.The amendment was the culmination of more than 70 years of struggle by woman suffragists.

Visit the Upcountry History Museum for an exploration into the suffrage movement of the Upcountry, learning how local events and individuals fit into the state and national movements.

"Guaranteeing Her Right...The 19th Amendment, Women and the Right to Vote" is on display now through January 16, 2021.

#DidYouKnow that 2020 marks 100 years since women won the rightto vote? We're celebrating this historic moment by joinin...
08/25/2020
Forward Into Light — Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission

#DidYouKnow that 2020 marks 100 years since women won the right
to vote? We're celebrating this historic moment by joining the Women's Vote 100 #ForwardIntoLight campaign. Keep an eye out for UHM shining in the suffrage colors of #PurpleAndGold on August 26, 2020.

Join us from 2019-2021 when the country’s most dynamic museums, galleries, and institutions will tell the story of women’s fight for the vote. Through world class exhibitions, original and rare suffrage artifacts, film festivals, plays, lectures, author talks, musicals, and innovative programs, ...

NOW OPEN: Ghost Trail: US Marines and the Battle of Tarawa in the Pacific, 1943 "In total, more than 990 Marines and 30 ...
08/24/2020
Remains of 30 Service Members Killed in WWII Unearthed at Tarawa

NOW OPEN: Ghost Trail: US Marines and the Battle of Tarawa in the Pacific, 1943

"In total, more than 990 Marines and 30 sailors were killed during the three-day amphibious assault on the island. Most were buried in makeshift graveyards on the island, which originally included identifying markers. But Navy construction battalion sailors removed the markers when they hastily built airfields and other infrastructure on the island to aid in the war effort."

The non-profit History Flight discovered the Marines and sailors as part of its decade-long mission to find the 500 men buried on the atoll

The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm. Come out next week to explore our newest exhibition, Ghost Trail: US ...
08/23/2020

The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm. Come out next week to explore our newest exhibition, Ghost Trail: US Marines and the Battle of Tarawa in the Pacific, 1943.

Tarawa, part of the Gilbert Islands, was one of the first stops on the United States’ Central Pacific Campaign. The idea was to secure the Gilberts as a stepping stone and base of operations to invade the Marshall Islands, then the Marianas, then the Japanese homeland itself. The key to the Gilberts was little Betio Island, where 4,500 Japanese troops were dug in.

Upcountry History Museum's cover photo
08/21/2020

Upcountry History Museum's cover photo

The Battle of Tarawa was one of the deadliest encounters between U.S. and Japanese forces during WWII. Learn more about ...
08/21/2020
WWII Marine Buried at Arlington, 73 Years After His Death

The Battle of Tarawa was one of the deadliest encounters between U.S. and Japanese forces during WWII. Learn more about it with our newest exhibition, Ghost Trail: US Marines and the Battle of Tarawa in the Pacific, 1943.

Harry K. Tye's body went missing after the 1943 Battle of Tarawa. Decades later, his remains were discovered and returned home.

Summer camps may be over, but we’ll have more programs and even at-home offerings for those either virtual learning or h...
08/20/2020

Summer camps may be over, but we’ll have more programs and even at-home offerings for those either virtual learning or homeschooling this year.

PARENTS: Any particular subjects or themes you’d like us to help out with?

OPENING THIS SATURDAY: Ghost Trail: US Marines and the Battle of Tarawa in the Pacific, 1943."Early in the morning on No...
08/20/2020
The Reporter Who Helped Persuade FDR to Tell the Truth About War

OPENING THIS SATURDAY: Ghost Trail: US Marines and the Battle of Tarawa in the Pacific, 1943.

"Early in the morning on November 20, 1943, elements of the Second Marine Division boarded tracked landing vehicles (“amtracs”) and headed for Betio’s beaches. As part of an operation codenamed Galvanic, the Marines hoped to clear the heavily defended island of Japanese forces under the command of Rear Admiral Keiji Shibasaki and capture its vital airfield. The Japanese commander had boasted to his approximately 4,800 troops that 'a million men couldn’t take Tarawa in 100 years.'"

After witnessing the bloody struggle with Japan, Robert Sherrod thought the public should face the 'cruel' facts

A dramatic battle in the Tennessee House of Representatives ends with the state ratifying the 19th Amendment to the Unit...
08/18/2020

A dramatic battle in the Tennessee House of Representatives ends with the state ratifying the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution on August 18, 1920. After decades of struggle and protest by suffragettes across the country, the decisive vote is cast by a 24-year-old representative who reputedly changed his vote after receiving a note from his mother.

Visit the Upcountry History Museum to explore the Upcountry's role in the fight for the 19th Amendment by checking out our in-house exhibition, "Guaranteeing Her Right...The 19th Amendment, Women and the Right to Vote."

Yesterday in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival was scheduled to end after “three days of peace and music” in upstate Ne...
08/18/2020

Yesterday in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival was scheduled to end after “three days of peace and music” in upstate New York. The iconic event didn't stop going though, and it pushed on for an unscheduled fourth day (August 18).

Go back in time and check out these baby-faced rock and roll legends. Which one is your favorite?

If you love rock, look at this!

Pandemic Photo Shoot
08/14/2020

Pandemic Photo Shoot

08/14/2020

This is Ward. Here is part of his oral history interview on 2020 and Covid-19. He’s really made himself at home while attending our day camps this summer. 😂

08/13/2020

For our Behind-the-Scenes camp, Aisley created, “FASHION: An Exhibition,” and today she made up her very own commercial. More to come tomorrow!

Aisley critiquing Vardry McBee’s outfit, “Yeah, that’s fashion!”

08/06/2020
Fox Carolina News

Thanks for the coverage, Fox Carolina News!

Tonight the Upcountry History Museum has free admission from 5:30-8:30 as well as a free book give away for families. This is apart of their Neighborhood Nights.

We are in the final days of hosting this beautiful exhibition. Your last chance to see “Through Darkness to Light: Photo...
08/04/2020

We are in the final days of hosting this beautiful exhibition. Your last chance to see “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad” is this week with its final day on Saturday, August 8.

Our doors are open 10am-5pm on Tuesday through Saturday.

08/04/2020

Campers testing out their Green Corn Ceremony dance moves...

South Carolina ETV
08/02/2020

South Carolina ETV

How well do you know South Carolina? Whether you are new to the area or a native Carolinian, there's always something new to discover in our small towns. Take the quiz to find out how much you know! bit.ly/3k5syXl
#SCETVdigital #OurTown

A fun and somewhat normal morning at the Museum!
07/30/2020

A fun and somewhat normal morning at the Museum!

A fun, somewhat normal morning at the Museum!
07/30/2020

A fun, somewhat normal morning at the Museum!

07/28/2020

Check out this movie trailer made by two of the kids that joined us last week for our Military History Week camp. How creative is this?! Great job, Reid and Berk!

We still have spaces available for our Summer Camp: Behind the Scenes of UHM. Call (864)467-3100 or follow the link to register your child.

When Military History Camp and Covid-19 collide...you improvise!Thank you to each of our campers. We had a fantastic tim...
07/24/2020

When Military History Camp and Covid-19 collide...you improvise!

Thank you to each of our campers. We had a fantastic time and there is still availability for Summer Camp: Cherokee, Catawba & First Settlers and Summer Camp: Behind the Scenes - Museums

Tomorrow is our last day of the Military History week camp and...we are gonna really miss these hilarious, curious faces...
07/24/2020

Tomorrow is our last day of the Military History week camp and...we are gonna really miss these hilarious, curious faces. @ Upcountry History Museum

Art Camp success at UHM! Next week we dig into Military History and explore the American Revolutionary War, Civil War, W...
07/15/2020

Art Camp success at UHM! Next week we dig into Military History and explore the American Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWII and the Vietnam War.

Our older age group has SOLD OUT, but spots are still available for the younger kids (ages 6-9). Find the link in the comments section!

07/15/2020
Lunchbox Learning with Andrew Waters

Donations are very much appreciated and help us further our mission of connecting people, history and culture.

"The Quaker and the Gamecock" tells the story of two wildly divergent leaders, Continental Army General Nathanael Greene and Patriot militia leader Thomas Sumter. Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution’s last gasp, the effort to extricate a British occupation force from South Carolina frontier, the book explores the complex political, personal, and socioeconomic challenges the Southern theater.

Join author Andrew Waters as he explores America’s first civil war through the conflicted relationship of two Revolutionary War generals.

07/15/2020

Donations are very much appreciated and help us further our mission of connecting people, history and culture.

"The Quaker and the Gamecock" tells the story of two wildly divergent leaders, Continental Army General Nathanael Greene and Patriot militia leader Thomas Sumter. Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution’s last gasp, the effort to extricate a British occupation force from South Carolina frontier, the book explores the complex political, personal, and socioeconomic challenges the Southern theater.

Join author Andrew Waters as he explores America’s first civil war through the conflicted relationship of two Revolutionary War generals.

07/15/2020
Pickens County Library System

We love it when our friends come to visit! Doors are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm.

Sending a thank you to Pickens County Library System for your story time with Clifford The Big Red Dog!

On location for storytime again today. We are coming to you from the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville, SC! They currenty have a Clifford the Big Red Dog exhibit and are open to the public. The exhibit will be open all summer.

07/08/2020
South Carolina ETV

Catch part two of #TheVotePBS TONIGHT on South Carolina ETV! Then, plan a visit to the Museum for our current, in-house exhibition, "Guaranteeing Her Right...The 19th Amendement, Women and the Right to Vote."

The Vote: American Experience | PBS Part Two: Explore the final four years, 1916-1920, of the campaign for the passage of the 19th Amendment #TonightOnSCETV at 9:00 pm

Explore the Museum virtually OR drop by for a quick daytime adventure! We are open from 10AM-5PM every Tuesday-Saturday....
07/08/2020
Exploring South Carolina Virtually: The Upcountry

Explore the Museum virtually OR drop by for a quick daytime adventure! We are open from 10AM-5PM every Tuesday-Saturday.

Thank you for the share, South Carolina ETV!

South Carolina’s Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties make up the Upcountry of South Carolina. These counties house mountain ranges, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and so many more unique sites that can only be found there! Nothing is more exciting than the opportu...

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540 Buncombe St
Greenville, SC
29601

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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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Cousins headed to the Alice In Wonderland Display. Mad Hatter Tea Party. Holly Fortner Goshorn Christina Johnson They're so excited.
what happened to Neighborhood Nights?
did something happen w tonight’s Neighborhood Nights?
did something happen tonight to Neighborhood Nights? we came along w a few other people but doors were locked 😫
The toddler times are a highlight for my 4 year old son!
Thank you, Kristen, at Upcountry History Museum for letting Hannah job shadow you today! She had a fabulous day. #UpCountryMuseum #WrenMiddleRocks @UpcountryMuseum
Randall Kennedy, a Harvard law professor known for tackling tough issues such as racism, will speak at Clemson University Wednesday as a part of the major conference, "Lincoln's Unfinished Work." Kennedy will speak on "Optimism and Pessimism in the African American Racial Imagination" following Eric Foner at 5 p.m. in Tillman Hall. Free and open to the public! https://bit.ly/2r9P6vM
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner will visit Clemson University Wednesday to discuss how the Civil War fundamentally changed the Constitution -- and America. Foner's talk, 5 p.m. in Tillman Hall, is free and open to the public. It's the first lecture of a major conference, "Lincoln's Unfinished Work." https://bit.ly/2r9P6vM
Thanks for the picture of my son looking at the photo of me (the wounded Marine) in your gallery. And thank you for the very kind words about my memoir. Hope to visit some time in September.
Hi! When will the next neighborhood night be held?
Hello! I read that the statue of Nathanel Greene is moving to your grounds. We were wondering if the mouse will be moving with him? Thanks!