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.

Following key moments in history, one question is always asked, “Where were you when it happened?” In this current “mome...
04/13/2020

Following key moments in history, one question is always asked, “Where were you when it happened?” In this current “moment” of the Coronavirus pandemic, the answer for nearly everyone will be
“I was staying home.”

We recognize the significance of these unique times and have created the Collective Memory initiative to chronicle the many ways
people are adjusting to this present situation. As keepers of history, we know that we don’t get to choose the events that force change, but we do have the privilege of safeguarding the memories they create. That is the premise of our Collective Memory initiative.

We invite members of the Upstate community to share stories and photographs of how they are working through these
challenging times by linking to the site below:
http://www.upcountryhistory.org/exhibitions-events/collective-memory/

Upcountry History Museum's cover photo
04/08/2020

Upcountry History Museum's cover photo

04/08/2020
Fish and Whistle - John Prine

"John Prine, who for five decades wrote rich, plain-spoken songs that chronicled the struggles and stories of everyday working people and changed the face of modern American roots music, died Tuesday at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 73 and passed due to complications of Covid-19." -Rolling Stone

Do you have a favorite John Prine song? If you've never listened to him, give him a try. He was a true American storyteller. RIP #JohnPrine

2004 Philadelphia Folk Festival

The Nathanael Greene statue, originally installed in front of the old Greenville News Building,was removed when the buil...
04/07/2020

The Nathanael Greene statue, originally installed in front of the old Greenville News Building,was removed when the building was being demolished. It was then placed in storage. However, the Upcountry History Museum was selected as the new home for the statue.

Today, the City of Greenville begins site preparation and the statue is expected to be installed either Thursday or Friday of this week. @ Upcountry History Museum

Recreate art with stuff you have at home! Share your posts by sending us a message or use #UpcountryMuseum.Our latest pi...
04/06/2020

Recreate art with stuff you have at home! Share your posts by sending us a message or use #UpcountryMuseum.

Our latest piece of art comes from the Tilley Home! The present to you, "The Starry Night." Who knew laundry could be fun?!

#QuarantineArt #Recreate

We certainly miss seeing everyone's smiling faces and hearing the laughs of littles, but eventually we will reopen our d...
04/06/2020

We certainly miss seeing everyone's smiling faces and hearing the laughs of littles, but eventually we will reopen our doors and celebrate in grand style!

If you are looking for things to do at home, visit our website regularly as we are adding new online resources each week. Follow the link below for our Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt and a few story times about SPRING!

Hang in there, y'all! #StayHome #StaySafe

http://www.upcountryhistory.org/plan-your-visit/family-fun/

Have you heard about the newest #quarantine challenge? Recreate a famous work of art using what you have in your house t...
04/03/2020

Have you heard about the newest #quarantine challenge? Recreate a famous work of art using what you have in your house then give us a tag so we can share and spread some happiness and laughter in these uncertain times!

Gary and Judy Aten (fabulous UHM members and volunteers) recreate The American Gothic painting.

Let’s see what y’all can come up with! #UpcountryMuseum

Let us see those pictures! We will be sharing a fantastic one shortly, from our fantastic volunteers, Gary and Judy Aten...
04/02/2020
Museum Asks People To Recreate Paintings With Stuff They Can Find at Home, Here Are The Results

Let us see those pictures! We will be sharing a fantastic one shortly, from our fantastic volunteers, Gary and Judy Aten. Use #UpcountryMuseum!

Even though most of us are stuck at home and can't go out and enjoy art in museums, that doesn't mean that life is boring or uncultured. The Getty Museum in Los Angeles challenged art fans to post photos of themselves recreating their favorite works of art from the safety of their homes. People resp...

Need a delicious, mid-day treat? This is especially great for all those working and schooling from home, as you're likel...
04/01/2020

Need a delicious, mid-day treat? This is especially great for all those working and schooling from home, as you're likely to already have these ingredients.

#Southern #Delicious #ThisIsntAnAprilFools 😊

04/01/2020
The Listening Walk

Today is #TakeAWalkDay, and with so many changes happening in our world today, we can all still take a walk with our family.

Enjoy "The Listening Walk" by Paul Showers, then go see what sounds you can hear in your neighborhood. Share some pictures and sounds from your walk by using #UpcountryMuseum. Life is about the small things and small joys right now, so let's see 'em!

Also, I bet your dog will LOVE this story as well, since the narrator says "walk" at least 4,278 times.

03/31/2020

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!

#nationaldoctorsday

A picture for the history books. While the museum doors are closed, our work continues of connecting people, history and...
03/30/2020

A picture for the history books.

While the museum doors are closed, our work continues of connecting people, history and culture. As has been the case for the past 300 years, the American spirit embodies the concept of “together, we will get through this”. Thank you for all that you do on behalf of the Upcountry History Museum, your support built this museum and has sustained it for over 30 years.

We eagerly look forward to the day when we can reopen our doors to you, but until that time, stay home and stay safe.

#UpcountryMuseum #GreenvilleSC #NewYork #USNavy #Comfort #StayHome #WeMissYou

Because we all could use a laugh right now...“Sam Elliott. He got swarmed just trying to walk down the hall. Asked if he...
03/25/2020
National Cowboy Museum's Security Guard Takes Over Their Social Media Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Because we all could use a laugh right now...

“Sam Elliott. He got swarmed just trying to walk down the hall. Asked if he needed any help and he said that’s what he signed up for. Quality mustache. Thanks, Tim.”

#HashtagTheCowboy

Not all heroes wear capes — some wear cowboy hats! The National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma has had to shutter its doors amid the ongoing…

Could not encourage this more! We would love to hear their stories.
03/18/2020

Could not encourage this more! We would love to hear their stories.

03/16/2020
We have a saying at the Museum, “You really never know what you’re going to see when the elevator doors open to the base...
03/13/2020

We have a saying at the Museum, “You really never know what you’re going to see when the elevator doors open to the basement.” This was five minutes ago. 😂

Our Museum suffragists posing for a picture as they finish preparing our newest exhibit, “Guaranteeing Her Right...The 1...
03/05/2020

Our Museum suffragists posing for a picture as they finish preparing our newest exhibit, “Guaranteeing Her Right...The 19th Amendment, Women and the Right to Vote.”

Opening this Saturday, visit #UpcountryMuseum to learn about our #LOCAL and national history of women and their fight for the right to vote.

#WomensHistoryMonth #19thamendment #WomensHistory #Vote #womensvote #GVLhistory #yeahTHATgreenville #gvltoday

02/29/2020

Y’all. 😍 Family Fun Day is in full swing! Come out and play.

TOMORROW!!
02/28/2020

TOMORROW!!

Come out this Saturday for Family Fun Day! Celebrate Leap Day with Herald the friendly dragon.*Pretend this was posted a...
02/27/2020

Come out this Saturday for Family Fun Day! Celebrate Leap Day with Herald the friendly dragon.

*Pretend this was posted at 7:00 a.m. this morning. Technically, we are 1.5 days away from Family Fun Day. :)

#UpcountryMuseum #UpcountrySC #UpstateSC #GreenvilleSC #VisitGreenvilleSC #DowntownGreenville #yeahTHATgreenville #GVLtoday #DowntownGVL

On display now at the Upcountry History Museum, “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad.”...
02/26/2020

On display now at the Upcountry History Museum, “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad.”

Schedule a guided tour by calling (864)467-3100 or sending an email to [email protected].

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

“Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad” - Now on display at the #UpcountryMuseum
02/26/2020

“Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad” - Now on display at the #UpcountryMuseum

Spots are still available! This is an awesome opportunity for 5th and 8th graders, as it covers specific school standard...
02/24/2020

Spots are still available! This is an awesome opportunity for 5th and 8th graders, as it covers specific school standards.

Learn our local civil rights story! Call (864)467-3100 to reserve your spot.

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!

Address

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!