Upcountry History Museum

Upcountry History Museum Mission: The Upcountry History Museum – Furman University connects people, history and culture.
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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. This is done to encourage people to discover the world and the Upcountry's role in shaping it.

Mission: Connecting people, history, and culture.

02/20/2020

The Museum is open and plans to remain open through 5:00 p.m. We will update if things change, but come by and explore and play!

02/18/2020

Come by the Museum tomorrow afternoon and join us for a free, drop in tour of “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad.” We will start at 2:00 p.m.

02/14/2020

New exhibit opening TOMORROW! #yeahTHATgreenville #gvltoday

02/12/2020
House passes bill to allow VA to fund service dogs for veterans with PTSD
02/11/2020
House passes bill to allow VA to fund service dogs for veterans with PTSD

House passes bill to allow VA to fund service dogs for veterans with PTSD

House lawmakers unanimously approved a bill that would lay the groundwork for the Department of Veterans Affairs to start funding service dog programs and connect veterans with canines that could be critical for their mental health care.

Doors open at 10:00 a.m.! Come out and play at the #UpcountryMuseum in #yeahTHATgreenville.
02/07/2020

Doors open at 10:00 a.m.! Come out and play at the #UpcountryMuseum in #yeahTHATgreenville.

If you can, stay home, stay dry and stay safe.
02/06/2020

If you can, stay home, stay dry and stay safe.

“Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad” opens Saturday, February 15.  Schedule a guided ...
02/05/2020

“Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad” opens Saturday, February 15. Schedule a guided tour or field trip by giving us a call today.

02/03/2020

Giving away 6 passes through Kidding Around Greenville, SC for The Amazing Castle! #yeahTHATgreenville

Storm the castle! It's the perfect Sunday activity. #yeahTHATgreenville
02/02/2020

Storm the castle! It's the perfect Sunday activity. #yeahTHATgreenville

The Museum is honored to host “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad,” opening Saturday,...
02/01/2020

The Museum is honored to host “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad,” opening Saturday, February 15. However, there is no need to wait until then to celebrate and learn about the Upcountry’s black history. Schedule a guided tour or simply drop by for a visit.

Our doors are open every day except Monday, and the Underground Railroad exhibit will be up through May 24, 2020.

Spend your Friday at the Museum! The drawbridge has been lowered and The Amazing Castle is yours for the taking.
01/30/2020

Spend your Friday at the Museum! The drawbridge has been lowered and The Amazing Castle is yours for the taking.

Have you heard the good news? We are hosting the “Where the Wild Things Are” exhibit this fall!!
01/30/2020

Have you heard the good news? We are hosting the “Where the Wild Things Are” exhibit this fall!!

Upcountry History Museum's cover photo
01/27/2020

Upcountry History Museum's cover photo

February brings a month full of programming for all ages at the #UpcountryMuseum! Which program are you most looking for...
01/27/2020

February brings a month full of programming for all ages at the #UpcountryMuseum! Which program are you most looking forward to?

Upcountry History Museum's cover photo
01/27/2020

Upcountry History Museum's cover photo

01/25/2020

Thank you to everyone that came out this morning for a great opening day of our new exhibit, “The Amazing Castle!” And of course another big thank you to Sleeping Beauty!

“The Amazing Castle” is here through May 10, so stay tuned for more fun programming.

01/25/2020

Story Time with Sleeping Beauty ❤️

01/25/2020

Family Fun Day at The Amazing Castle!

Cold and rainy days are a perfect time to visit your local museum. We’ve opened “The Amazing Castle” a day early, so the...
01/24/2020

Cold and rainy days are a perfect time to visit your local museum. We’ve opened “The Amazing Castle” a day early, so there is something for all ages!

01/24/2020

The Amazing Castle is OPEN! Our team is ahead of schedule, so you can come in TODAY and explore and play your rainy day blues away. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

01/23/2020
01/22/2020

Parents with 3rd and 4th graders, call (864)467-3100 to attend our next Kids' History Camp! We will explore our Native American past, learn about early settlers and even go on an "archaeological dig" for artifacts.

The cost is $10 per child or $3 per UHM member. One parent per family receives free admission and if you have younger siblings they will LOVE the new exhibit, The Amazing Castle!

#UpcountryMuseum #UpcountrySC #UpstateSC #GreenvilleSC #VisitGreenvilleSC #DowntownGreenville #yeahTHATgreenville #GVLtoday #DowntownGVL #TravelersRestHere #TravelersRestSC #PickensSC #Pickens #GreerSC

The Art of Learning
01/20/2020

The Art of Learning

Tiyah Sims, Keller Williams Drive, Realtor
01/20/2020

Tiyah Sims, Keller Williams Drive, Realtor

MondayMotivation:

As we honor Dr. Kings’s life and legacy today, let us also do our best to live by his example, as we remember his unforgettable words:

Our new children’s’ exhibit opens in just a little over a week!Come out to celebrate the morning of Saturday, January 25...
01/17/2020

Our new children’s’ exhibit opens in just a little over a week!

Come out to celebrate the morning of Saturday, January 25, with games and crafts and even meet Sleeping Beauty from 10am-Noon.

01/15/2020

Parents with 3rd and 4th graders, call (864)467-3100 to attend our next Kids' History Camp! We will explore our Native American past, learn about early settlers and even go on an "archaeological dig" for artifacts.

The cost is $10 per child or $3 per UHM member. One parent per family receives free admission and if you have younger siblings they will LOVE the new exhibit, The Amazing Castle!

#UpcountryMuseum #UpcountrySC #UpstateSC #GreenvilleSC #VisitGreenvilleSC #DowntownGreenville #yeahTHATgreenville #GVLtoday #DowntownGVL #TravelersRestHere #TravelersRestSC #PickensSC #Pickens #GreerSC

01/12/2020
Chabad of Greenville & the Upstate, SC

Tickets are still available so make your reservation now.

GREENVILLE - THIS TUESDAY!
A French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany Tells All

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW BEFORE WE ARE SOLD OUT!

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet 99-year-old spy Marthe Cohn in person!

01/11/2020

Toddler Time is a go and Elsa is on her way!

01/08/2020
01/08/2020

SATURDAY @ 10:30 A.M
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Meet Elsa, play games, enjoy a snack and juice box for story time AND it’s all included with your general admission.

Seize the day! Explore our local history with a visit to the #UpcountryMuseum.
01/07/2020

Seize the day! Explore our local history with a visit to the #UpcountryMuseum.

We let a McCarrell sister loose in the Museum today! Just like our staff, Joyce was impressed with the dollhouse that’s ...
01/07/2020

We let a McCarrell sister loose in the Museum today! Just like our staff, Joyce was impressed with the dollhouse that’s currently on display in “The Night Before Christmas” exhibit. Obviously the holidays have passed, which means this exhibit won’t be up for much longer. So, make like a McCarrell and plan a trip to the #UpcountryMuseum.

Y'all! I had to run an errand at the UHM this morning and I took a minute to look at "The Night Before Christmas" exhibit. This dollhouse is fabulous! Lovingly made over the course of many years by its creators, who were Greenville residents. This exhibit will be up until Feb 2. Go see it. In the meantime, decide which one of these rooms is in the dollhouse and which is not. 😁😁

Opening on February 15, this national traveling exhibit documents the collective steps of men, women and children on the...
01/06/2020

Opening on February 15, this national traveling exhibit documents the collective steps of men, women and children on their journey of untold hardship towards freedom.

Included is 50 images from photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales and will be on display at the Upcountry History Museum through May 24, 2020.

Special film screening at the Camelot Cinemas this week! Follow the link to find out more and also purchase your tickets...
01/06/2020
Just Mercy Movie

Special film screening at the Camelot Cinemas this week! Follow the link to find out more and also purchase your tickets.

JUST MERCY Movie Screenings with United Ministries Just Mercy is a 2019 American legal drama film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, and starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, and Brie Larson. It tells the true story of Walter McMillian, who, with the help....

So much is happening in the world today.  Learn from our past and visit a local museum. You will gain insight.
01/04/2020

So much is happening in the world today. Learn from our past and visit a local museum. You will gain insight.

01/02/2020

Come out Saturday, January 25 for the opening of The Amazing Castle and meet Sleeping Beauty from 10am-Noon. We will also have crafts, games and story times until 1pm.

The Amazing Castle will be at the #UpcountryMuseum in #yeahTHATgreenville through May!

Then, after that... Clifford the Big Red Dog! 2020 is going to be a great year.

#visitgreenvillesc #yeahthatgreenville #gvltoday #greenvillesc #greenville #dtgvl #upstatesc #upcountrysc #discoversc #igersgreenville #upstatevibe365 #whatsgoingongvl #upcountrymuseum

We will be open TOMORROW (December 30) from 10am - 5pm. Show your Bank of America card with a valid photo ID and receive...
12/29/2019

We will be open TOMORROW (December 30) from 10am - 5pm. Show your Bank of America card with a valid photo ID and receive FREE ADMISSION!

Explore real Ice Age fossils, ancient ice cores, climate change and engineering challenges posed by thawing permafrost.T...
12/29/2019

Explore real Ice Age fossils, ancient ice cores, climate change and engineering challenges posed by thawing permafrost.

Thank you to our exhibit sponsors: Jolley Foundation, International Paper, General Electric, Fluor, HDR, and WSPA 7News.

Opening on February 15, this national traveling exhibit documents the collective steps of men, women and children on the...
12/29/2019

Opening on February 15, this national traveling exhibit documents the collective steps of men, women and children on their journey of untold hardship towards freedom.

Included is 50 images from photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales and will be on display at the Upcountry History Museum through May 24, 2020.

Explore the potent imagery of popular prints produced in the decades following President Thomas Jefferson's acquistion o...
12/29/2019

Explore the potent imagery of popular prints produced in the decades following President Thomas Jefferson's acquistion of the Louisiana Purchase, setting the stage for great exploration and discovery, migration and settlement, in addition to struggle and conflict.

Thank you to our exhibit sponsors: Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Mary Lawson, Mr. Hayne and Mrs. Anna Kate Hipp, and WSPA 7News.

We are open through 5:00 p.m. today!
12/29/2019

We are open through 5:00 p.m. today!

12/24/2019

Merry Christmas! We are closed today and tomorrow, but doors open at 10am on Thursday.

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540 Buncombe St
Greenville, SC
29601

Opening Hours

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
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(864) 467-3100

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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!