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Archive for September, 2011

Annual Revolutionary War Re-enactment October 1-2 during FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Hear the muskets fire! Feel the cannon roar! See the American Revolution come to life during FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation! Late in the War for Independence, William “Bloody Bill” Cunningham, a Loyalist militia captain and deserter of the American cause, attacked Walnut Grove Plantation, killed three Patriot soldiers, and sparked a skirmish with local militia. At FestiFall, experience a re-enactment of this raid on Walnut Grove by Captain Cunningham and his desperate band of Tories. Witness the brave heroine, Kate Barry, warning her husband Andrew and his Patriot troops of the attack. Although her valiant actions can’t save the three soldiers killed by Cunningham, they do save the Moore family home from being burned by its attackers. Be transported back to colonial days and relive the saga of our struggle for independence!

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Spartanburg – Lunch and Learn September 23

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Lunch & Learn Spartanburg
Lamar Nelson: Native Americans in the South Carolina Upcountry
September 23, 2011; 12:30-1:30

Join us for an enjoyable and educational hour as Mr. Lamar Nelson shares artifacts and stories about Native Americans in the South Carolina Upcountry. Mr. Nelson is a member of the South Carolina Archaeology Society and is proud of his Native American ancestry. Mr. Nelson will share his many years of discoveries of artifacts and information pertaining to the rich Native American history of our region. As a traditional Native American hunting ground, Spartanburg has many artifacts that teach us about the system in which the first peoples of our area lived. Come listen and ask questions. Mr. Nelson has spent many years uncovering and researching our Native American history.

1st Floor Conference Room
Lunches Welcome; Limited seating
Spartanburg Regional History Museum
Carlos Moseley Building
Chapman Cultural Center
200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, S.C. 29306

Spartanburg History Hub – September 22nd, 2011

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Dr. Melissa Walker – From Plume St to the Polls: Women’s Suffrage in SC

September 22, 2011; 7-8 pm

Dr. Melissa Walker will share From Plume Street to the Polls: The Women’s Suffrage Movement in South Carolina. She’ll talk about how a group of South Carolina women from the 1910s organized a statewide suffrage movement in a state that was actively hostile to their efforts. Dr. Walker holds the George Dean Johnson, Jr. Chair of History at Converse College and is the author of numerous books on Southern and Women’s History. Please bring any upcoming history related events, announcements and projects. The meeting opens with a time for networking and sharing.

The Spartanburg History Hub is a network of individuals and organizations committed to Spartanburg County history. It is managed by the Spartanburg County Historical Association and meets one Thursday each odd month except July. Send your email to us to be added to our electronic Spartanburg History Hub mailing list.

• Free; Chapman Cultural Center, Moseley Building 1st Floor Conference Room
• 864-596-3501 or

Event Time(s)
7:00-8:00 pm

Revolutionary War Flags to be Topic at Season’s Final Friday Campfire at Walnut Grove Plantation

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Passing along the latest event news from Walnut Grove Plantation:

Roebuck, SC, September 6, 2011 — For one final time this summer, bring the family, gather ‘round the fire, toast marshmallows, and hear exciting stories of the Upstate’s past! The Spartanburg County Historical Association’s summer Friday Campfires Series wraps up this Friday, September 9 at Walnut Grove Plantation. Mark Anthony from the South Carolina Sons of the American Revolution will present his wonderful and fast-paced history of the American Revolution through its flags. “Mark regularly presents his program in area elementary schools, so the evening will be one for the entire family,” says Zac Cunningham, director of Walnut Grove Plantation. “He usually gives the history of nearly 40 flags in about 30 minutes, which means the flag he’s talking about is constantly changing. This fast pace and the changing visual keeps everyone, especially younger kids, interested.”

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