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 Curator of Oral History, Katie Womble, at email@example.com or call (864)467-3100 x 104.Find Out More
The Upcountry History Museum – Furman University is excited to announce a new series of programs designed to make our museum open to everyone. Thanks to generous grant support the Museum will now be open on the first Thursday evening of August, September, November, December and January. Neighborhood Nights will run from 5:30-8:30 pm during which time admission to the museum and all museum exhibitions will be FREE.
Neighborhood Nights will include story times for younger visitors and book give-a-ways for children. Books will be connected to the theme of the current Main Gallery exhibition.
We hope that through Neighborhood Nights we can show that museums are available for families regardless of economic constraints. No registration is required. Book give-a-ways are limited in number and will be distributed on a first come, first served bases. For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- January 7 ~ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
- February 4 ~ Pocketful of Posies
- March 3 ~ A David Small World (presented by TD Charitable Foundation)
- April 7 ~ A David Small World (presented by TD Charitable Foundation)
- May 5 ~ Backstage Pass (presented by Greenville Federal Credit Union)
- June 2 ~ Sign of the Times
- July 7 ~ Storyland
- August 4 ~ Storyland
- September 1 ~ Storyland
- October 6 ~ TBA
- November 3 ~ TBA
- December 1 ~ Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays (presented by Greenville Federal Credit Union)
Thank you to all our sponsors for Neighborhood Nights:
Simpson FoundationFind Out More