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Old Candles Needed for Walnut Grove Plantation

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Received the following today and passing it along for the folks at Walnut Grove in Spartanburg:

As the holidays approach, you’re probably getting decorations out of the attic. After the holidays pass, you likely dread putting so much back in the attic. Well, we can help with the candles! If you find candles melted and misshapen, set them aside for us. All those stubs of candles from holiday meals, candlelight services, and advent wreaths are perfect for our needs. We’ll recycle them into new candles. This is your chance to support the Historical Association and save the world, one candle at a time! 🙂

As many of you know, our most popular living history activity for school groups on field trips at Walnut Grove is candle-making. The wax these students use to make their candles comes from old candles that we melt down and we’re running low. We need more candles!! If you have some you can give, please drop them by Walnut Grove in Roebuck or the History Museum in the Chapman Cultural Center downtown. We accept candles year-round, so keep us in mind!

Let me know if you have any questions or if you need pick up service – we can work it out.


Becky Slayton, Executive Director
Spartanburg County Historical Association, 864-278-9664

Spartanburg History Updates – Biltmore Wine Label – Peach History and Battle of Cedar Spring

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

I’ve got a couple of updates to pass along from the notes from the Spartanburg History Hub…. First up is tomorrow! July 11th…

Cedar Spring Baptist Church invites you to our remembrance of the 230th Anniversary of the 1st Battle of Cedar Spring. The celebration is planned for Sunday, July 11, 2010, during the 11:00 am worship service. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service. For more information, call the church at 585-5526.

The next item on the list is the voting for the Biltmore Estates Holiday wine label. It seems a Spartanburg native is in the running to have her design chosen (online voting – her design is currently in the lead!)

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Hartsville Genealogical Research Library

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

The Old Darlington District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society keeps the Hartsville Genealogical Research Library in Hartsville, SC near Darlington, SC. One of the things that makes it an interesting/unusual location for a Genealogy library is that it’s housed in a 1907 train depot. Their site has information on their hours and coming events (genealogical society meetings.) They also have details on some of the materials that they have published.

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South Carolina Genealogical Society

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

The South Carolina Genealogical Society is a non profit organization with several chapters throughout the state. Membership in the state society is included in the chapter membership fee. Libraries and Organizations interested in subscribing to the SCGS publications can subscribe for $8. They publish the Carolina Herald. The archives of the Society are located in…

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