Special Events

Storyland Character Breakfast

June 4 from 9:00-10:00 am

Celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition with Peter Rabbit and Mouse!

FirstSteps Ad-01Storyland Character Breakfast will include continental breakfast, photo opportunity with characters, face painting, coloring, stories, and more!

Free for Museum Members
$10 for Non-Member Adults/$8 for Non-Member Children

Space is limited
Call 864-467-3100 or email info@upcountryhistory.org to register

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