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Archive for March, 2010

Taste of the Backcountry – Experience 1800s SC

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Another release here from a list that I get announcements from…. looks like fun.

Woodruff, SC, March 15, 2010 — Come experience a Taste of the Backcountry – South Carolina as it was in the early 1800s! Taste of the Backcountry, an annual festival presented at the Historic Price House by the Spartanburg County Historical Association, explores the food, the methods of food preparation, and the daily life of Backcountry settlers in the early 19th century. See demonstrations of hearth cooking and other domestic arts such as weaving and egg dyeing. BBQ and baked goods–favorites of today’s South Carolinian–will be available for purchase. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., evaluators will be on site to offer an educated evaluation of your antiques at no additional charge (2 item limit, please). Guided tours of the Price House and slave cabin will be available as well as period music. Come and make a day of it!

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Shape Note Singing at Wofford

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

The event is this Saturday the 20th. Sorry I’m so late posting, but I thought it might be in time for some of you. I was also informed “Lunch in the past has been provided by the college. Budgets do not permit us to offer such this year. The normal buffet meal will be available in the dining room upstairs for $7.50, or participants can bring their own picnic lunches and eat on the patio. Drinks will be provided at no charge by Charlie Gray/Wofford Continuing Education.”

March 9, 2010

‘Singin’ Billy’ Walker Shape-Note Singing set for March 20
Event at Wofford College free, open to public

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Shape-note singers from around the Southeast will gather again at Wofford College on Saturday, March 20, for the annual tribute to Spartanburg native William “Singin’ Billy” Walker (1809-1875), the man who helped bring musical literacy to remote country churches around the South.

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Spartanburg History Hub Meeting

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

From the Spartanburg History Hub:

Join us for the second meeting of The Spartanburg History Hub on Thursday, March 25, at 7:00 pm, in the Family Life Center of Southside Baptist Church, 316 S. Church Street (turn into the parking lot and drive around to the back of the facilities). Emily Gore, Head of Digital Initiatives for the Clemson University Libraries, will be speaking to the group about digitizing collections and accessing digital resources in the state. There will also be time for everyone to introduce themselves and their particular connection to Spartanburg history. Brief announcements and fliers/brochures are encouraged. There is no charge for attending meetings of the Spartanburg History Hub and we wrap up by 8:00 pm.