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Main Street Trolley Holiday Lights Tour in Spartanburg

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Main Street Trolley Holiday Lights Tour Partners with the Hub City Train Museum

Holiday Lights tour of the central city of Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, South Carolina – November 29th, 2010 – Not since the mid-1920’s, has a vintage trolley car rolled down the streets of Spartanburg. This year, Main Street Trolley is proud to introduce our 5th annual “Holiday Lights”, trolley tour of Spartanburg. On board, enjoy hot chocolate, Christmas music and some historic story telling while enjoying our very best local Christmas light displays. “This year we wanted to celebrate not only today’s vibrant light displays around town, but include an exclusive evening tour of the decorated Hub City Train Museum”, says Bryan Henke of Main Street Trolley.

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Spartanburg – Dickens of a Christmas – Now Cancelled

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010


UPDATE — CANCELLED — original post follows update…

“Dickens of A Christmas” canceled / TREE LIGHTING set for THURSDAY, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m., Denny’s Plaza

Most of you know that because of weather concerns, “A Dickens of A Christmas” scheduled for tonight has been canceled. “Dickens” will not be rescheduled this year.

However, Denny’s and the Spartanburg Downtown Association will host the Denny’s Tree Lighting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Denny’s Plaza. The Spartanburg Community Band will perform. There will be children’s activities – including ornament making and cookie decorating – in the lobby of the Denny’s building. Hot cocoa and cider will be available.

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Liberty in the Lowcountry: Revolutionary War Tour of the Beaufort District, South Carolina

Friday, November 19th, 2010

A Revolutionary War tour of the the Beaufort District will be held December 11th, 2010:

Details below from their flyer:

December 11, 2010 Saturday – 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by American Revolution Association (ARA) & Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution (SCAR)

Did you know Beaufort is written into the Declaration of
Independence? Meet Tory Andrew Deveaux, Jr. and Royal Lt.
Gov. William Bull, Jr. arguing one side against Patriot John
Mark Verdier and John Millner. Walk the battlefields for
Independence at Port Royal, Coosawhatchie, Fort Balfour on
the Pocotaligo, Fort Lyttleton, and Tar Bluff on the Combahee
at Chehaw Neck with dynamic guides, Charles B. Baxley and
David Paul Reuwer.

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Spartanburg History Hub Meeting September 23rd @ 7PM

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Passing along the following from the Spartanburg History Hub-

The next meeting of the Spartanburg History Hub is scheduled for Thursday, September 23, 7:00 pm in the Barrett Room of the Spartanburg Library Headquarters.

There is no charge for attending meetings of the Spartanburg History Hub and we’ll wrap up promptly at 8:00 pm. There will be the opportunity for introductions and brief announcements. Feel free to bring fliers or brochures so you can give a short announcement and interested parties can pick up the detailed information afterward. Debra Hutchins, Local History Librarian in the library’s Kennedy Room will be leading the presentation and discussion. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to pick her brain about local history and the Kennedy Room!

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A Couple of Spartanburg History Related events June 19th

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

A couple of competing events on the 19th of June – but they both look like they would be worth visiting (maybe make it to both?)

First up is a Walnut Grove Plantation event that looks at law and order on the frontier:


Contact: Zac Cunningham, Director

Walnut Grove Plantation & Historic Price House

864-576-6546 (o), 864-576-4058 (f)

Special Event at Walnut Grove Plantation to Explore Frontier Law & Order

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Taste of the Backcountry – Experience 1800s SC

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Another release here from a list that I get announcements from…. looks like fun.

Woodruff, SC, March 15, 2010 — Come experience a Taste of the Backcountry – South Carolina as it was in the early 1800s! Taste of the Backcountry, an annual festival presented at the Historic Price House by the Spartanburg County Historical Association, explores the food, the methods of food preparation, and the daily life of Backcountry settlers in the early 19th century. See demonstrations of hearth cooking and other domestic arts such as weaving and egg dyeing. BBQ and baked goods–favorites of today’s South Carolinian–will be available for purchase. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., evaluators will be on site to offer an educated evaluation of your antiques at no additional charge (2 item limit, please). Guided tours of the Price House and slave cabin will be available as well as period music. Come and make a day of it!

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Spartanburg History Hub Meeting

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

From the Spartanburg History Hub:

Join us for the second meeting of The Spartanburg History Hub on Thursday, March 25, at 7:00 pm, in the Family Life Center of Southside Baptist Church, 316 S. Church Street (turn into the parking lot and drive around to the back of the facilities). Emily Gore, Head of Digital Initiatives for the Clemson University Libraries, will be speaking to the group about digitizing collections and accessing digital resources in the state. There will also be time for everyone to introduce themselves and their particular connection to Spartanburg history. Brief announcements and fliers/brochures are encouraged. There is no charge for attending meetings of the Spartanburg History Hub and we wrap up by 8:00 pm.