About Us

Learn more about the Museum and the Upcountry area!

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Planning Your Visit

Operating hours, admission rates, tour details, and directions.

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Staff & Board of Directors

Contact information for all of our staff members.

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Museum Shop

 Great Gifts at Low Prices

We have gifts by local artists, special exhibit themed items, regional books, unique gifts and décor!

Items to delight all ages:

  • Locally-crafted jewelry including earrings, necklaces and bracelets
  • A wide selection of books about Upcountry history by local authors
  • Postcards, t-shirts, prints, bags, mugs

Treat those on your gift-giving list to unique, whimsical, or educational items. You don’t have to pay museum admission in order to visit our gift shop, so visit us today.  We’re always reasonably priced and tax free!

 Great gifts for those visitors from out of town:


We have great items for children and teachers:


Be sure to explore our collection of military history books and
items to honor veterans:


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Museum Happenings

Upcountry History Museum’s CEO to Moderate National Panel

Dana Thorpe, Chief Executive Officer of the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, will serve as moderator of the panel discussion “Traveling Exhibitions: Museums Making New Connections” at the National Humanities Conference on November 3, 2017, in Boston, MA.

Read more: Media Release_D Thorpe conf moderator

KristinaUpcountry History Museum Welcomes New Curator!

Kristina Hornback has been hired as the new Curator of Collections of the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University, a Smithsonian Affiliate. As curator, Hornback is responsible for the documentation, expansion, interpretation, care and preservation of the Museum’s permanent collection, as well as the use of historic objects in exhibitions, programs, publications and other formats that present the story of South Carolina’s Upcountry. In addition, she serves as part of the Museum’s exhibition team assisting in the planning, research and content development for the overall exhibition program.

Read more about Kristina: Media Release _NEW Hire-Hornback

DSC_2311Members Enjoy Exhibit Preview

Friday, October 13 was a lucky day for the Museum. We welcomed close to 150 Museum members to a preview party of “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen.” With delicious dishes by Chef360, a classic car parade in front of the Museum, and gallery talks with curator Jean Dreusedow, the evening was a true success.

See photos from the party!


mills.300dpi_1Fall Flavor

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!


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Are you a student who’s interested in history? Find out more about our Internship opportunities.

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Learn how you can help serve your community!

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Job Opportunities

Interested in joining our team? Check out our current positions.

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2010 Rand McNally Best of the Road

Read what Rand McNally has to say about the museum!

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Corporate Sponsors

WE LOVE OUR SPONSORS! Take a peek at who’s on the list.

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