South Carolina Genealogy Directory  |  South Carolina Genealogy Forum  |  South Carolina Genealogy Newsletter

Spartanburg History Hub Events This Weekend

Sign up for our South Carolina Genealogy newsletter:

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 from their experience and knowledge. This month, Dr. Carol Loar, Assoc. Professor of History at USC Upstate will present ‘Murder Takes the Angel Shape of Justice’: Rape, Reputation and Retribution in Spartanburg County.” It discusses the lynching of John J. Moore, who, in 1879, was arrested and charged with the rape and murder of a young woman before being taken from the custody of the sheriff and lynched. The talk explores the events leading up to the lynching as well as local, regional, and national interpretations of Moore’s death.

There is also time for networking. If you or your organization has a historic event or project, please plan to share during our opening networking time during the meeting. The History Hub is managed by the Spartanburg County Historical Association and you may send your email to us to be added to our electronic Spartanburg History Hub mailing list.

Lunch & Learn Spartanburg: The Legacy of a Civil War Soldier
Friday, January 27, 2012, 12:30-1:30 pm; $5
Chapman Cultural Center West Wing Conference Room
Join the Regional History Museum for an hour each month to learn interesting pieces of Spartanburg’s history from various speakers. Bring your lunch and learn from experts! This month, Aliene Shields will share the legacy of a Civil War soldier – her great-grandfather Private Thomas M. Shields. She is the co-author with Mac Wyckoff of the book The Legacy of a Common Civil War Soldier Private Thomas Marion Shields: A Collection of 34 Letters 1861-1865. Private Shields was born in 1834 and grew up in the Fingerville area. This book shares letters among the family during the Civil War which depict the hardships and every day life of a Spartanburg family during the war.

Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport: Past, Present & Future

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 3:00-5:00 pm; Free and Open to the Public

500 Ammons Road, Spartanburg

Join the Spartanburg County Historical Association at the recently renovated Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport. Airport Director Darwin Simpson will share an entertaining and informative perspective of the impressive history, expansive present, and optimistic future of the Airport and its impact on the Spartanburg community.

There will be refreshments and a brief, open business meeting.

Sign up for our South Carolina Genealogy newsletter:

Amazon Logo

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.