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Forum Mess Cleaned Out

January 11th, 2013

I apologize – I was not aware how bad the forum spam issue had become. There were literally several thousand posts a day of junk from chinese and other asian addresses. I’ve spent most of today cleaning it out on this and one other forum. I’ve disabled registrations for the forum and there will be no new posting allowed there. At some point in the future I may open a new forum, but for the present I’ve pruned out everything that was junk that I could find and tried to leave some of the useful posts. Unfortunately I may have thrown a few good posts out with the 400,000 junk….

I’m sorry if I’ve thrown out a good query or response. Right now I don’t have time to pursue a forum that would be more resistant to spammers and most of the approaches that I’ve seen take more time than I’m able to give it right now.

Wofford Shape Note Singing – March 17th

March 14th, 2012

2012 South Carolina Singing

in Memory of William Walker
18th annual shape note singing

“Christian Harmony,” “Sacred Harp” and “Southern Harmony”

Saturday, March 17

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wofford College

AAAS Room, Burwell Building

“Singin’ Billy” Walker

South Carolina Hall of Fame, 2011

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Civil War Spy Games and Intrigue to be Topic at Limestone on March 5th

March 1st, 2012

Civil War expert Dr. Elizabeth R. Varon will present the riveting story of one of the war’s most legendary spies during her visit to Limestone College on Monday, March 5th at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium. Dr. Varon, the second speaker for the College’s Renewing a Dream, Revisiting the South Series, will tell the tale of Elizabeth Van Lew, a well-to-do white woman who spied for the Union in Richmond, VA.

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Walnut Grove Plantation is Open for Public Tours on Saturdays in March

February 27th, 2012

Walnut Grove Plantation will be open for public tours on Saturdays in March as the historic home in Roebuck ends its annual winter closure on March 3. On each Saturday in March, the site will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with guided tours starting hourly until the last tour begins at 4 p.m. Admission is $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for ages 5-17, and free for ages 4 and under.

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Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience

February 27th, 2012

Passing along info on this neat exhibit coming up in the the Spartanburg, SC area:

Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience
On display at the Headquarters Library from February 29 to April 13, 2012.

Visit our website or call 864.285.9013 for more details about programs, etc. in conjunction with the exhibit.

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Black History Month Celebration

February 14th, 2012

African-American Symposium February 16-18, 2012

This three-day event celebrates Black History Month and is presented at the Chapman Cultural Center by the Spartanburg Regional History Museum and the City of Spartanburg in collaboration with Ballet Spartanburg the Chapman Cultural Center. Don’t miss these exciting events!
• Feb. 16, Slave Cabin Project: Mr. Joseph McGill from the National Preservation Trust will sleep at The Historic Price House in its slave cabin and share that experience the next day.
• Feb. 17, 8:30-3:30: Symposium on African-American History in Spartanburg. Panelists include Dr. Doyle Boggs, Dr. Damon Fordham, Dr. Frances Hardy, Dr. Carmen Harris, Dr. Philip Racine, Dr. Diane Vecchio and Dr. Melissa Walker. The symposium will be held in the Chapman Cultural Center and provides professional credits to educators. Tickets are $15 with optional lunch and bus tour for an additional $7 each per person. 864-596-3501;
• Feb. 18, 7:00 pm: Inspiring Performances: Professional actress Carlyon Evans will appear as Sojourner Truth, Spartanburg’s Annual Community Weavers will be recognized, and Ballet Spartanburg will present a dance performance by Kyle Abraham entitled Kyle Abraham.In.Motion. These performances will be in the Chapman Cultural Center. Tickets are $22.50 for adults and $17.50 for students. 864-542-ARTS (2787)

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Civil War Reading and Discussion Series

February 5th, 2012

“Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War” is a reading and discussion series made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

The discussion sessions will be held on Feb. 27th, March 19th, and April 2nd, 16th and 30th Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Barrett Room at Spartanburg County Libraries Headquarters Building. These are all Monday nights.

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Spartanburg History Hub Events This Weekend

January 25th, 2012

Spartanburg History Hub: “Murder Takes the Angel Shape of Justice – 1879”
Thursday, January 26, 2012, 7-8 pm; Free

Chapman Cultural Center West Wing Conference Room
The Spartanburg History Hub is a network of individuals and organizations committed to Spartanburg County history and meets from 7-8 pm one Thursday each odd month except July. An expert speaker joins us to share Read the rest of this entry »

Cowpens Reenactment this Weekend

January 12th, 2012

The 18th Century Comes to Life at Cowpens National Battlefield on January 14 – 15

CHESNEE, SC: On January 14 – 15, 2012, reenactors in Revolutionary War period clothing will bring the 18th century to life, and visitors can hear different perspectives about the American Revolution, as Cowpens National Battlefield presents traditional and new activities during the annual battle anniversary celebration. All activities are free and open to the public.

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Spartanburg Regional History Museum – Free Admission

December 1st, 2011

Thanks to a generous donor, the Regional History Museum is pleased to announce that admission to the Museum is sponsored for the first weekend of each month. Join us this Thursday-Saturday, December 1-3, between 10 am & 5 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our permanent exhibits outlining the history of the Spartanburg area from before European explorers to present-day life. Learn the stories of the people and artifacts who shaped Spartanburg’s history!

For more information:

Please check our events page regularly for special events. For additional information, please contact 864-596-3501 or email

Regional History Museum

The Spartanburg Regional History Museum has been in operation since 1961. The Museum recently relocated to the Chapman Cultural Center at 200 E. St. John Street on the second floor of the West Wing (also known as the Carlos Dupre Moseley building).