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Archive for June, 2011

Historic Price House to Hold First-Ever Summer Day Camp This Month

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Woodruff, SC, June 16, 2011 — “Just after independence, the young United States experienced amazing changes,” says Zac Cunningham, director of Walnut Grove Plantation and Historic Price House. “The frontier moved west and areas once considered the frontier, like South Carolina’s Backcountry, became fully-settled. New roads and transportation methods, like the steamboat, tied the country together as never before. The cotton gin sparked the first cotton boom. People’s lives were drastically changed and so was the natural world around them.”

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Chautauqua at The Library – June 18, 20, 21, 22 & 23

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Once again we’re getting the word out for the Spartanburg History Hub. This looks like a REALLY special event!

Many of you joined me at the Headquarters Library in March for a Chautauqua preview with Pres. Lincoln. Well, the full festival starts this weekend. See the overview below and visit for more details. This is a great opportunity to “meet” famous people without leaving your hometown!

Chautauqua starts at the Headquarters Library in Spartanburg on Saturday, June 18, featuring John Muir. The program starts at 2:00 p.m. with period music. Other featured performances are also scheduled: Albert Einstein (Monday, June 20), W.E.B. Dubois (Tuesday, June 21), Frances Perkins (Wednesday, June 22), and Mark Twain (Thursday, June 23). All of these performances begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Barrett Room at the Headquarters.

Seay House Saturday June 18th 10-4

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Join us this Saturday at The Seay House, Spartanburg’s oldest home. Located at 106 Darby Road just off Crescent Avenue, this home showcases the dwelling of a local farmstead managed and maintained by three maiden Seay sisters in the late 1800s. Come relax for an hour or two on this historic property! Visit, email, or call 864-596-3501 for more information.

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