The Upcountry History Museum – Furman University is actively collecting artifacts related to the history of the Upcountry. The permanent collection focuses on the material, social, cultural, and spiritual life of the South Carolina Upcountry.
Donating to the Permanent Collection
Every year, new materials are added to the Collection though the generosity of individuals and corporations. These donations help the Museum fulfill its mission to promote, present and preserve the history of the Upcountry of South Carolina.
Please contact the Museum regarding the possible donation of objects at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oral history is a conversation that connects the past and present. The Upcountry is a different region than it was in 1940. The Upcountry Oral History Program is dedicated to sharing and preserving the stories from people of this region whose daily lives reflect these broader historical changes.
In 2002 the museum began recording oral history interviews. These projects have focused on Greenville’s textile history, civil rights protests, and the effects of World War II on the region.
Our main focus right now is on building an accessible collection of the stories of Vietnam War as well as veterans from the Korean War. We are also doing work on neighborhoods that have changed as a result of development and are gearing up to interview many folks about Greenville’s mill villages.
You can listen to clips from some of our interviews at our SoundCloud website: http://soundcloud.com/upcountryoralhistory .
To learn more about being interviewed, learn more about the program, or to suggest an idea for a person or project, please contact the Interim Curator of Oral History, Kristina Hornback, at email@example.com or call (864)467-3100 x 116.
Highlights from the Collection