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Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

February 15 @ 10:00 am - August 9 @ 5:00 pm

They left in the middle of the night – often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. In the decades prior to the Civil War in 1865, an estimated 100,000 slaves became passengers on the Underground Railroad, a journey of untold hardship, in search of freedom. Under the cover of darkness,... Read more »

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Guaranteeing Her Right…The 19th Amendment, Women and the Right to Vote

March 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - January 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

The campaign for women’s voting rights lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social. and political equality. Culminating 100 years ago in the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. the fight for women’s suffrage was... Read more »

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Collective Memory

May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm

Share Your Story The UHM Collective Memory Initiative Author and poet, Oscar Wilde, wrote “Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.” As we all adjust to the constant change of living in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Upcountry History Museum invites you to become a part of our Collective Memory Initiative by sharing... Read more »

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8:00 am

History @ Home for Adults

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore the history of the Upcountry and our current changing exhibits from your home! Enjoy weekly articles, recommended films, themed playlists and short documentaries. Check back regularly as we continually add more history and resources.    

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Distance Learning for Kids

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Follow the linked image to explore Upcountry history from local history makers or learn about U.S. and World history through lessons compiled and created for our current changing exhibits, The Amazing Castle and Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad.  

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Read of the Week – Nathanael Greene

May 20 @ 8:00 am - May 26 @ 11:30 pm

Eulogy on Nathanael Greene New York, July 4, 1789 Eulogium on the late Major General Greene by Alexander Hamilton There is no duty that could have been assigned to me by this Society, which I should execute with greater alacrity than the one I am now called upon to perform. All the motives capable of... Read more »

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History of the Week – Greenville’s Civil Rights Movement

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  This brief, yet powerful video highlights some of the student activists who led protests here in Greenville County, as they discuss the hardships they overcame in their stand against inequality. The history of Greenville's Civil Rights Movement certainly made an impact on our community, but also effected change across the state and even the... Read more »

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10:00 pm

UHM Virtual Tour – Dueling Pistols

May 20 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

While school is out and outside interaction is limited, virtual field trips can provide a great adventure! Follow the link below to take a virtual tour through the Museum's permanent galleries.     Each week we will focus on one particular artifact, event in history, gallery or exhibit. So, check back regularly to continue learning... Read more »

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