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Celebrate a Historic Christmas with the Spartanburg County Historical Association

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

The Spartanburg County Historical Association offers area residents a
chance to learn about Christmas in times past with holiday-themed events this December.

First, there is “Christmas in Early America” at both the Historic Price House on Saturday, December 4, and at Walnut Grove Plantation on Saturday, December 11. Take a break from the modern holiday hustle and bustle to experience a more modest early American Christmas. Tour each site’s historic home to see the simple wreaths, greenery, fruits and berries used by the Prices and the Moores to mark the holiday season.

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Rudy Mancke to appear at Price House Nature Trail dedication on Saturday, August 28

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Here’s another good upcoming event in the Spartanburg area: This time it’s at the Price House!

The Thomas Price House, built in 1795 at a critical north-south road junction in lower Spartanburg County, is a product both of the vision and financial commitment of the founders of the Spartanburg County Historical Association (SCHA). In 1969, the association purchased not only the site of the homestead, but also 101 surrounding acres of farmland as a future public green space and outdoor educational center. In the last few years, SCHA has worked with the Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE) to place all of the Price House property under a permanent conservation easement.

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Campfire at the Historic Price House

Friday, August 13th, 2010

This Friday, August 13th (Tonight!) Gates open at 7:30….

Contact: Zac Cunningham, Director
Walnut Grove Plantation & Historic Price House
864-576-6546 (o), 864-576-4058 (f)

Historic Price House Offers Friday Campfire Focused on Frontier Religion.

Woodruff, SC, August 6, 2010 — Bring the family, gather ‘round the fire, toast marshmallows, and hear exciting stories of the Upstate’s past! The Spartanburg County Historical Association’s third Friday Campfire of the season is on Friday, August 13. Mike Justiss of Tryon will discuss “Loyalty, Faith, and Rebellion: Religion in the Southern Colonies during the American Revolution” while portraying a traveling Methodist preacher from the late 1700s. This month’s campfire takes place at Historic Price House located at 1200 Oak View Farms Road near Woodruff. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. for self-guided tours of the site and the campfire program begins at 8:30 p.m. Admission is adults $5.00; ages 6-17 $3.00; ages 5 & under free and includes s’mores and cold drinks. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Bug spray encouraged. The event is rain or shine!

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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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