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Hub City Bookstore Sale

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

If you’re in the Spartanburg area and there’s a history book reader on your Christmas giving list make sure you catch this one!

Plan to shop for all your local history needs at The Hub City Bookstore on Saturday, Dec. 11, 10:00-9:00. They will give 10% back to us if you request it at check out. They’re stocked up on South Carolina books PLUS: Tom Craig, Mike Hembree, Deno Trakas, and Phillip Stone will be signing their local history books from 2-5 pm!

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Reminder about the Hub City Railroad Museum

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

They are located in Spartanburg…

Magnolia Street Station
298 Magnolia Street
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306

Open Wednesdays 10AM to 2PM and Saturdays 8AM to 2PM.

(I assume that means even this Saturday!) Admission is free although donations are appreciated!

Spartanburg – Hub City Railroad Museum Grand Opening Saturday!

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Lauren Ponder, Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau
864-594-5051-phone, 864-594-5052-fax,

Hub City Railroad Museum Grand Opening.
Spartanburg, SC, April 19th, 2010 – The Hub City Railroad Museum is planning its Grand Opening for Saturday, May 1st. Kicking off National Transportation Week, the grand opening will be from 8am through 4pm in and around the Magnolia Street Train Station (298 Magnolia St.) where the museum is housed.
Activities include tour rides every hour and a half running at 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am and 1pm that will take you on the Main Street Trolley through the City of Spartanburg detailing the historical spots that made Spartanburg known as the Hub City. Trolley tours will be $5 per person with all proceeds going back to the museum and are first come first served.

A videographer will also be on staff between the hours of Noon and 2pm to create a living history of the rails in Spartanburg County in hopes of showing the final piece inside the museum once it has been compiled.

Lil’ Pigs BBQ will provide lunch with 20% of the earnings going back to the museum as well.

Classic cars and trucks and possible orchard tractors will be displayed to show machinery from a specific time period and how things were transported from the trains once delivered.

Donations will be accepted as there will be no charge to enter the museum. Small gift shop items will also be available. The Museum’s normal hours will be Saturdays 8am – 2pm and Wednesdays 10am – 2pm with group tours by appointment.

The Hub City Railroad Museum is a collaborative effort between the Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, the National Railway Historical Society and the Spartanburg County Historical Association.