Past Exhibits

Duke Endowment at 100

As part of The Duke Endowment's yearlong centennial celebration, the Endowment is touring a traveling exhibit throughout North Carolina and South Carolina to educate and engage the public about the... Read more »

“We Didn’t Wait For Freedom”: Civil War Narrative Quilts by Vera Hall

August 26, 2023 – February 18, 2024 The Upcountry History Museum is honored to host a selection of quilts created by quilter and history maker, Vera P. Hall. A retired... Read more »

Splash & Bubbles Dive In, Lend A Fin!

September 23, 2023 – February 4, 2024 Explorers of all ages will dive into the incredible world of ocean exploration when Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! makes... Read more »

A Very Grinchy Christmas

November 4, 2023 – January 21, 2024 “Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot.  But the Grinch who lived just North of Whoville did not.” from How the... Read more »

Hard Earned: The Military Photographs of Stacy Pearsall & The Veteran’s Portrait Project

October 21, 2023 – January 14, 2024 “I carry a gun, but my real weapon is my camera.”                        ... Read more »

The Bias Inside Us

October 7 - November 5, 2023 The Bias Inside Us—an exhibition and community engagement project from the Smithsonian—is an exploration of the social science, psychology, and consequences of implicit bias.... Read more »

Facing the Inferno: The Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer

July 1 – October 22, 2023 Fire.  It’s dangerous and beautiful.  It creates its own light and can turn on you in an instant. The effects of wildfires, which are... Read more »

Frontiers Past and Future: Science Fiction and the American West

June 17 – October 8, 2023 A special exhibition, organized by the Upcountry History Museum. Frontiers: Past and Future, featuring objects and archival materials from the private collection of William... Read more »

Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

May 20, 2023 – September 10, 2023 TM & © 2023 Penguin Random House LLC. All Rights Reserved. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar story is about hope.  You, like the little... Read more »

Greenville Symphony 75 Years: Concerts and Community

February 18 – August 13 2023 Like individual instruments that form an orchestra and create a beautifully blended sound, cultural arts organizations weave together an atmosphere of creativity, collective collaboration,... Read more »

Through The Years: Kenny Rogers’ Photographs of America

March 4 – June 18, 2023 A special exhibition organized by The Kenny Rogers Estate, highlights a little-known facet of a multi-talented man, shedding new light on the seriousness of... Read more »

The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality

March 25 – June 4, 2023 “Hats and headdresses are a unique and powerful lens through which one can view the human experience.” The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity,... Read more »

Works by Warhol

February 4 – May 7, 2023   “The idea is not to live forever; it is to create something that will.” Andy Warhol   One of the 20th century’s best-known... Read more »

Andy WARHOL: endangered species

February 4 – April 30, 2023 Andy Warhol was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, creating some of the most recognizable images ever produced.  A founding... Read more »

Nutcracker: The Exhibition

November 19, 2022 - February 19, 2023 The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale... In... Read more »

Doing the Most Good: The Salvation Army in Greenville

October 1, 2022 - February 5, 2023 What started as a mission effort in 1904 under a tent at the corner of Brown and Washington Streets when The Salvation Army... Read more »

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice

June 11, 2022 – January 22, 2023 Dinosaurs will roar into the Upstate South Carolina, when the Upcountry History Museum presents Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice. Crossing the threshold... Read more »

Wild Things: The Art of Maurice Sendak

October 22 - January 8, 2023 There’s room to run, stories to explore, and Wild Things to become at the Upcountry History Museum. He was one of the greatest creators... Read more »

FAST LANE: The NASCAR Photography of Darryl Moran

September 3 - November 6, 2022 Darryl Moran’s images depict the frantic pace of race day as well as the camaraderie of the drivers, intimate moments with fans and family... Read more »

AMECO: Upstate Roots, Global Reach …75 Years Delivering Construction Site Services

July 30 – September 18, 2022 For more than seven decades, one company has been steadily going about its day-to-day operations – operations that are critical to construction projects, certainly... Read more »

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from the Associated Press

May 28, 2022 – August 20, 2022 The Vietnam War (1954-1975) was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and... Read more »

Pointes, Pirouettes and Pliés

March 12 - July 17, 2022 Carolina Ballet Theatre - Raising the Barre in Greenville For more than six centuries, ballet has graced royal courts and stages across the globe,... Read more »

The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons

February 12, 2022 - May 29, 2022 For more than 90 years, Warner Bros. animation has been bringing joy to all ages. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies produced some to... Read more »

Witness to History: Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein

February 26, 2022 - May 15, 2022 Stephen Somerstein (b.1941) Two thousand marchers set out March 21 along Route 80, known as the “Jefferson Davis Highway.” After two failed attempts... Read more »

The Soldier Bishop: Ellison Capers

September 18 - February 27, 2022 The Soldier Bishop: Ellison Capers, a special exhibit created by Faith Memorial Chapel, Cedar Mountain, NC, now on display at the Upcountry History Museum,... Read more »

War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You

October 30, 2021 - February 27, 2022 Since the American Revolutionary War, military working dogs have served with all branches of the United States Armed Forces. First used as pack... Read more »

Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays

November 13, 2021 - February 13, 2022 For many Americans, Rockwell’s icons of living culture were first experienced in the most unassuming of places, in the comfort of home, or... Read more »

Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection

October 9, 2021 - January 30, 2022 Credit Line: www.pbs.org/craft-in-america/tv-series/quilts/ Quilts are of course not the first thing that comes to mind when you are talking about Ken Burns. The... Read more »

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams

August 21 - October 31, 2021    On February 19, 1942, following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, a mandate... Read more »

Once Upon A Time

June 5 - September 19, 2021 The bilingual exhibition (English and Spanish) is a unique and educational experience that emphasizes the importance of reading and the significance of fairy tales... Read more »

Social Fabric

Open NOW through September 5, 2021 Award winning fiber artist Salley Mavor (born 1955) has spent four decades developing her signature style and working methods, carving out her own niche... Read more »

Masters Of American Photography

May 1, 2021 - August 8, 2021 Americans embraced photography in the mid-19th century; 150 years, and countless millions of photographs later, their fervor has not diminished. It is hard... Read more »

Framed: Step into Art

February 27 - May 22, 2021  The Upcountry History Museum will continue its mission of connecting young audiences with hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning experiences when... Read more »

Pigskin Peanuts

January 16 - April 17, 2021 Lucy first pulled the football away from Charlie Brown on November 16, 1952. Known as “The Fall Classic” it became a rite of autumn... Read more »

The Amazing Castle

January 25, 2020 – May 10, 2020   The Amazing Castle, an interactive bi-lingual (English and Spanish) exhibition featuring knights, kings, queens and a dragon, will invite visitors to travel… Read more »

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

March 7 - March 13, 2021   The campaign for women's voting rights lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed... Read more »

White Christmas: The Exhibition

Extended - Now Open through February 13, 2021    In December of 1941, seventeen days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Bing Crosby made the first live radio performance... Read more »

Ghost Trail: U.S. Marines & The Battle of Tarawa in the Pacific, 1943

August 22, 2020 – January 3, 2021 The November 1943 invasion of the Gilbert Islands was the beginning of the U.S. “island hopping” campaign in the central Pacific during World... Read more »

Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog

June 9  - October 24, 2020   The Upcountry History Museum and America’s beloved big red dog with a heart to match will invite visitors to board the Birdwell Island... Read more »

Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

February 15 – August 8, 2020   They left in the middle of the night – often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. In the… Read more »