Special Events


Members’ Only Exclusive Evening
celebrating the opening of
Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen

hepsigJoin the Museum as it brings Hollywood chic to the Upstate. As a valued member, be the first to experience this special exhibition featuring over 40 costumes and other related objects from Hepburn’s private collection.

Arrive in style, view vintage cars, walk the red carpet, participate in a Step and Repeat photo shoot, sample La La Land  inspired cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and meet Jean Dreusedow, Director of the Kent State University Museum of Costume & Decorative Art. Ms. Dreusedow is the exhibition’s Curator, as well as a co-author of Katharine Hepburn: Rebel Chic.

Friday, October 13, 2017
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Reservations Required

RSVP to: info@upcountryhistory.org or call 864-467-3100
on or by October 10, 2017.

Museum Members are admitted FREE.
If you would like to bring a guest they are welcome
to attend at $25 per person.

Attire: Business Casual

21 and older only


Jan Brett
Demonstration & Book Signing

November 30 at 10:00 am

With over 40 million books in print, JAN BRETT’S exquisite art is universally recognized as being among the finest in children’s books today. She has brought lovable characters in extraordinary settings to millions of youngsters, their teachers, and parents.

THE MERMAID (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) is a striking, underwater version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears as only Brett could create starring a mermaid and three octopuses. Brett is famous for taking extensive research trips to all corners of the globe for her books and including special cultural flourishes in her highly detailed art. THE MERMAID took her to the reefs off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, and she describes her experience much like Alice going down the rabbit hole to find another world.JanBrettNEA082916(c)TonyLuongLoRes

Later, during a “tentacles-on” experience at the New England Aquarium’s Giant Pacific Octopus Exhibit, Brett was astounded by their intelligence and curiosity for human interaction. Brett’s love of nature and strong support of conservation is strongly reflected in her work.

Ticket Information:
Visit the Museum Store. Purchase a copy of The Mermaid and a $15 program ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased with any Jan Brett book title. Please note seating and time of book signing is limited.


Thank you to all who made the 2017 Fall Flavor historic dining experience a success. Proceeds from the event benefit the Upcountry History Museum – Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate. Special thanks to our sponsors: Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey G. Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Whitten, and Southern First Bank. And our deepest appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Mills for opening their beautiful home to the community for the evening.

See photos of our 2017 Fall Flavor event.

See photos of our 2016 event.

Save the date: Fall Flavor, September 27, 2018!