Lunchbox Learning

Spend your lunchtime with us learning about interesting and sometimes unexpected aspects of history. Presentations are held in our 65 seat theater and feature both high quality sound and cinematic video experiences.

 Programs run from 12 Noon – 1:00 PM
Free to members –Regular admission for other guests

Chick-fil-A Boxed Lunch $7.00 + admission 
Chick-fil-A Salad (Vegetarian) $6.00 + admission
 Meals must be reserved by 5:00 on the day prior to the event

For reservations call the museum at 864-467-3100 or

CANCELED – April 19, 2017

Please continue to check our website for a rescheduled date.

Last Letters from Attu
Presenter: Mary Breu, Author

Etta Jones, single, 42 years old and an accomplished teacher and nurse, arrived in Alaska in August, 1922. One year later, she married gold prospector Foster Jones. For the next 19 years, they lived, worked and taught in remote Athabascan, Alutiiq, Yup’ik and Aleut villages where they were the only white people. Their last assignment was Attu.

After the invasion, Etta spent 39 months in Japanese POW sites located in Yokohama and Totsuka. She was the first female Caucasian taken prisoner by a foreign enemy on the North American Continent since the War of 1812, and she was the first American female released by the Japanese at the end of World War II.

Using descriptive letters she penned, her unpublished manuscript, historical documents and personal interviews with key people who were involved with events as they happened, her extraordinary story is told for the first time in Last Letters from Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese POW.


Upcoming Lunchbox Learnings Include:

  • May 24 – War in the Persian Gulf (presented by Dr. Ed Moise)
  • June 21 – “Our People Were Proud of Us:” The Legacy of Vietnam and How We Fought in Desert Storm (presented by Dr. Rod Andrew)
  • July 19 – WWI: Americans Fighting Over There (presented by Henry Johnson)
  • August 16 – 100 Years of the Red Cross in Greenville (presented by the Greenville Red Cross)

Chick-fil-A at Cherrydale Point is the sponsor
of our Lunchtime Program Series