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Archive for February, 2011

Spartanburg area – Art & Antiques How-To Friday 25th/Saturday 26th

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Art & Antiques How-To Sessions

Friday – February 25, 2011 – 2:30 pm – Michael Higgins: 18th Century Porcelain
Saturday – February 26, 2011 – 3:15 pm – John Morton & Alan DeCredico: Antique Furniture

The Regional History Museum, as part of the Spartanburg Art Museum’s Art & Antique Show, presents two informative sessions on the history and care of porcelain and furniture. Join us Friday afternoon at 2:30 pm to learn from Michael Higgins about 18th Century Porcelain. Come back on Saturday, February 26, at 3:15 pm when John Morton & Alan DeCredico present information for antique furniture. Both sessions are free and located in the Regional History Museum upstairs in the Carlos Moseley Building of the Chapman Cultural Center at 200 E. St. John Street.

Be sure to check out Frank Collins: Artist & Architect exhibit as well as the Museum’s permanent collection while you’re here!

Questions? 864-596-3501;

Susanna Ashton’s Slave narratives book – Thursday, Feb 24

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The Hub City bookstore (map) is hosting a talk by Susanna Ashton on her Slave narratives book. The talk will be Thursday February 24th at 5:30pm. Susanna Ashton is credited as editor of I Belong to South Carolina. More detail below the fold:

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Spartanburg Music Trail – Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011


SPARTANBURG—Mayor Junie White will cut the ribbon to open the Spartanburg Music Trail Friday, February 11 at noon at the corner of West Main Street and South Daniel Morgan Avenue, across the street from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. The trail, with accompanying cell phone audio tour, honors those who have made a national or international impact in the world of music.

Family members of some of the honorees will attend, and the public is invited.
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Registrations Temporarily Disabled

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Sorry for the inconvenience, but I’ve switched off registrations at the moment. Over the last 8 hours we’ve been under an attack of sorts with several registrations per minute. I will reenable registrations at a later point (hopefully soon.)

South Carolina Cemetery Project Looking for Some Help

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

I received an email today about a site and project that I don’t think that I’ve seen before, it’s the SCCemetery GPS Mapping Project. They are trying to determine which of the cemeteries should be noted as being Black. There is a page setup listing those with burials of Americans of African Descent. They tell me that they have completed the State’s Golden Corner. Most all of Oconee, Pickens and Anderson are done although they do need help finishing Anderson County.

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Wofford College Black History Month Events

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Once again, this was forwarded to me and I’m sharing it with you as it sounds like could be an interesting series of events.

Wofford events celebrate Black History Month

Jamie Wright Experience, special speakers highlight programs

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will celebrate Black History Month in February with a variety of events, all free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public.

Soul Food & The Jamie Wright Experience

Thursday, Feb. 10 – 6 p.m.

Student Dining Hall, Burwell Building

The Jamie Wright Experience band surrounds an event with music, creating an entertaining atmosphere that has a diversified repertoire of musical styles — from jazz, funk to dance and more. The band brings members from several walks of life who have combined their musical gifts to be heard and seen by all who are true music lovers. The band members are Rico Tyler (keyboard), Tez Sherard (drums), and Jamie Wright (lead vocalist). Dinner of Soul Food will be served.

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Converse College Black History Month Series

Friday, February 4th, 2011

As you may know, February is Black History Month. Converse College has a series of events starting on February 8th, continuing February 14th and February 22nd. All events are free and open to the public and are scheduled to start around 7/7:30 in the evening (see the following for details.)

Converse College, 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302

Cross-Racial Dialogue Opens Black History Month Series

February, 2011

A former U.S. congressman and a former congressional staffer will lead a cross-racial dialogue about race relations in the twenty-first century South to open Black History Month at Converse College. The event is Feb. 8 at 7 pm in Hartness Auditorium. Dr. Glenn Browder and Dr. Artemesia Stanberry will each offer their perspective on race relations in the today’s South, and they will also open the floor for audience comment and questions. “Dr. Stanberry and I combine both academic and political experience in our presentations; and we are probably the only biracial team pitching biracial progress in the country,” says Browder. The event, which is co-sponsored by the department of history and politics and the office of the chaplain at Converse, is free and open to the public.

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Piedmont Historical Society meets Thursday February 10th

Friday, February 4th, 2011

If I understand correctly you don’t have to be a Piedmont Historical Society member to attend the meeting…. Here is the email:

After canceling our January meeting due to the snow & ice, I hope you’re as anxious as I to get back on track.

TIME – 7:00 – 8:45PM
PLACE – Hoechst-Celanese Classroom, Spartanburg County Headquarters Library (downtown Spartanburg, SC)
SPEAKER – Lamar Nelson, Avocational Archeologist
TOPIC – Local Native American History (with artifacts on display)

REMINDER FROM OUR TREASURER – to all local members – if you haven’t done so already, you may pay your membership dues at the meeting

I think this would be a great time to bring a friend.

Sounds like a fascinating presentation!