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Spartanburg History Hub May 27th at 7PM

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Received this reminder via email:

The next meeting of the Spartanburg History Hub is scheduled for Thursday, May 27, 7:00 pm at 234 S. Spring Street, Spartanburg, behind the main post office. (This is one of the Preservation Trust’s renovated Hampton Heights homes and you can wander through it.) Parking is limited at the house, but you can park behind the National Beta Club office/Southside Baptist Church back lot a block or so down the street. If you have questions, feel free to call or email me.

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. Jack Parker will be with us from Camden to talk about and autograph his new book, Parker’s Guide to the Revolutionary War in South Carolina ( Special thanks to members Bob & Christine Swager for luring him to Spartanburg by offering accommodations at their “B&B!”

Each of us involved with history has a unique set of skills, experiences, and resources related to preserving and promoting history. If we combine our strengths, we will take Spartanburg County’s history community to the next level which will benefit us as well as our communities at large. This Hub is designed to bring people and organizations with a commitment to Spartanburg County history together to share what they’re doing, hear what others are doing, and facilitate learning and collaboration. The Hub won’t work if you don’t come!

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested or send me their contact information and I will send an invitation. Also, please let me know at any time if you would prefer not to receive Hub emails.

I look forward to seeing you on the 27th!

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

Lunch and Learn Speaker Series – The Cult of True Womanhood – This Friday

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Once again – I wanted to pass this along for the Spartanburg County Historical Association:

Don’t miss this Friday’s Lunch & Learn Speaker Series. Dr. Tracy Revels of Wofford College presents “The Cult of True Womanhood” discussing the 19th Century ideal which American women aspired to achieve. BYOL (that’s bring your own lunch) and be ready to discuss how modern media influence our understanding of gender roles today.

Lunch & Learn is from 12:30-1:30 in the 1st floor Conference Room in the Moseley Building of the Chapman Cultural Center. That’s the same building as the History Museum and Art Museum. $5 at the door. Contact Nannie Jefferies at 864-596-3501 or for more information.

The Lunch & Learn Speaker Series is organized by the Regional History Museum, one of four sites operated by the Spartanburg County Historical Association. The Association’s mission is to explore and preserve our region’s history by collecting and sharing the stories and artifacts of the people who shaped that history. We do this by engaging visitors in unique living history programs in the city and county of Spartanburg, by inspiring learners of all ages to investigate the history that begins in their own backyard at our Regional History Museum and at our three historic sites – Walnut Grove Plantation, Price House, and Seay House, and by involving the community in the preservation and promotion of our shared past through the Spartanburg History Hub – a network of people and organizations committed to Spartanburg history.

New History Network – The Spartanburg History Hub

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

I received the following invitation to the first meeting of the Spartanburg History Hub which will be Thursday January 28th at 7:00 pm in the Barrett Room of the Spartanburg Public Library’s Headquarters on Church Street in Spartanburg. I am unable to attend, but I asked if it would be okay to post it here and am doing so now. It sounds like a great idea and looks like a new and good way to connect the various groups that are working to preserve and share the History of Spartanburg County. If you are involved in that area and available, it looks like it would be well worth stopping in! Read on for the invitation…

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