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The Upcountry History Museum – Furman University is pleased to host two nationally traveling exhibitions for the Summer 2018 season. Once Upon a Time: Exploring the World of Fairy Tales, from The Magic House in St. Louis, opened June 2 and runs through September 9, 2018. Picturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War from the National Archives runs June 16 through October 21, 2018. For more information about these exhibitions please see the following media releases:Picturing Nam_MEDIA RELEASE
Museum’s CEO to Serve as National Judge
Dana Thorpe, Chief Executive Officer of the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, has been selected by the Costume Society of America to serve as a judge for the 44th Annual Meeting and National Symposium’s Innovative Showcase Design Exhibition March 13-16, 2018, in Williamsburg, VA.
Upcountry History Museum one of only five national museums selected for Smithsonian program
The Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, has been selected as one of only five national Smithsonian Affiliates to participate in the expansion of the Smithsonian Secretary’s Youth Advisory Council (SSYAC).
Upcountry History Museum’s CEO to Moderate National Panel
Dana Thorpe, Chief Executive Officer of the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, will serve as moderator of the panel discussion “Traveling Exhibitions: Museums Making New Connections” at the National Humanities Conference on November 3, 2017, in Boston, MA.
Upcountry History Museum Welcomes New Curator!
Kristina Hornback has been hired as the new Curator of Collections of the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate. As curator, Hornback is responsible for the documentation, expansion, interpretation, care and preservation of the Museum’s permanent collection, as well as the use of historic objects in exhibitions, programs, publications and other formats that present the story of South Carolina’s Upcountry. In addition, she serves as part of the Museum’s exhibition team assisting in the planning, research and content development for the overall exhibition program.