Special Events

 Monday Matinee Movies

Take a break from the heat at the Upcountry History Museum! Enjoy classic films and documentaries throughout the summer in our very own theater. Films begin at 2:00 pm. All Monday Matinee Movies are FREE to members and FREE with regular admission to all other guests. Drinks and snacks will be for sale at each movie. See you at the pictures!

June 13 ~ Secret City: The Oak Ridge Story
Explore the lives of the tens of thousands who worked at Oak Ridge during WWII through this beautifully filmed documentary.

June 27 ~ The Manchurian Candidate (1964)
A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.
Starring: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh

July 11 ~ The Best Man (1964) 
The two front runners for their party’s Presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the ex-President’s endorsement.
Starring: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson and Edie Adams

July 25 ~ Cameron
Enjoy the docudrama about the Cherokee in the American Revolution with writer, director and producer, Nadia Dean. Book signing of Demand for Blood will take place after the screening.

August 8 ~ Miss Potter
In honor of Storyland, enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter, the woman behind Peter Rabbit and all his friends.
Starring: Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor and Emily Watson

August 22 ~ Edison: The Father of Invention
In honor of the soon to open Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition – Things Come Apart – investigate the America’s most famous inventor, and his role in pushing America into the future

Call 864-467-3100 or email info@upcountryhistory.org for more information

Amelia Earhart Revisits Greenville Downtown Airport – June 18

Did you know that Amelia Earhart visited Greenville in 1931, flew demonstration flights at the Greenville Downtown Airport and spoke at a Poinsett Hotel luncheon? Greenville Chautauqua, the Greenville Downtown Airport and the Upcountry History Museum recreate that historic day, Friday, November 13, 1931 right where she landed – at our Downtown Airport.

The day begins with FREE events at the Runway Cafe located at the Greenville Downtown Airport.  Like to dress up?  1930’s attire optional.

  • 9 am – Mark Twain Chautauqua/ Upcountry History Museum discussion moved to Runway Café so you don’t have to miss any of the fun.
  • 10 am – Runway Café’s hangar will have historical displays of Greenville in the 1930’s. Sponsored by the Upcountry History Museum and the Greenville Historical Society.
  • 11 am – Weather permitting “Amelia Earhart” will land at the Greenville Downtown Airport in a 1929 Golden Eagle Chief (One of only two known to be still flying in the world).  Sponsored by Triple Tree Aerodrome. Regardless of the weather “Amelia” will greet and mingle within the crowd.
  • 11:45 am – Weather permitting “Amelia Earhart” will be whisked away, in a rare vintage era automobile.   Sponsored by Maserati Lotus Greenville, to the Poinsett Hotel, where the fun will continue at a ticketed luncheon. Call for info: 864-244-1499