The World of Jan Brett

Through January 28, 2017

“The World of Jan Brett,” an interactive and educational exhibition, brings to life the stories of the beloved children’s author/illustrator. Featuring 51 original paintings from 10 of Jan Brett’s bestselling books, along with multiple immersive environments, this extraordinary exhibition will take visitors on a journey around the world to tropical rain-forests, Arctic igloos, a Chinese farmyard, Scandinavian bakeries and a Russian fairy tale castle as they explore new places and cultures.

Of particular note in this unique exhibit are the three-dimensional play and imaginative book-based learning environments that provide children with hands-on literacy based experiences while giving adults tools for cultivating literacy through every day activities and supporting formal education to foster a love of reading.

“The World of Jan Brett” is a traveling exhibition organized by the Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in partnership with Jan Brett. The exhibit’s display at the Upcountry History Museum is part of a nationwide tour.


Visit from Jan Brett – That’s right! Jan Brett is coming to the Upcountry History Museum on November 30th. Make sure you get your ticket today! Learn more.

Mrs. Claus’s Gingerbread Workshop – Mrs. Claus and Jan Brett both love gingerbread. Join Mrs. Claus for a special holiday workshop and take home your gingerbread creation! Learn more.

Family Fun Days – Bring the whole family for a special monthly day of play as we turn the Museum over to our littlest guests with games, crafts, stories and more. Learn more.

In the Press

Upcountry History Museum exhibition features work by Clemson faculty, staff, and students