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Spartanburg Historical Association Roundup – Hub City Railroad Museum – Seay House

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

I’ve got a few news items from the Spartanburg Historical Association Roundup over the last few days. First off, the Hub City Railroad Museum seems to be a big hit!

The Hub City Railroad Museum opened this past Saturday and was a big hit! They will continue to be open on Wednesdays from 10-2 and on Saturdays from 8-2. This is an entirely volunteer organization and they are looking for volunteers who can welcome and inform visitors to the museum. Even if you don’t know a lot about Spartanburg’s railroad and industrial history, they are ready to teach you and you will work with an experienced railroad history volunteer. The goal is to have 2 people each time the museum is open.

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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.

Washington Post Features Spartanburg Area – it’s History and Present

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

There is a great exploration of Spartanburg, SC in the Washington Post. They look at the history of the area, up to the present and explore reasons for visiting the area. Nice highlight for Spartanburg!

Living Green at the Seay House – April 17th

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

For your information – I was asked to share this….


Living Green at the Seay House
Saturday, April 17, 2010, 11:00 am -4:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
106 Darby Road, Spartanburg
Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.

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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.

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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Forum feeds added to Pages

Monday, November 10th, 2008

As you may have noticed I’m adding RSS feeds for the county Forums to each County page as posts accumulate there.

So, I’ve added the feed today to the Spartanburg County Genealogy page. There now should be forum feeds on 25 pages including a feed for the statewide forum and an aggregate feed for the entire forum. So…. that means we’ve now got 23 o the counties setup with a forum feed on the page which marks the halfway point!

Update 11/11–
Greenville County Genealogy now has the forum feed (and apparently I had left out forum links there originally – that’s now corrected.