Spring Into History

March 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Te Spartanburg County Historical Association is celebrating spring!
Spring into History at Walnut Grove Plantation

April 3-6, 2012, Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-5 pm; $6 Adults, $3 Ages 5-17, Free 4 & under

Presented by Spartanburg County Historical Association at Walnut Grove Plantation.

Visit the late 1700s this Spring Break! Guides in period dress will share the history of the Moore family and the South Carolina Backcountry during tours of Walnut Grove Plantation. On Tuesday, Kitty Wilson-Evans will share the daily life of slaves as she portrays Kessie the Slave from 11am-2pm while author Dr. Mary Ann Solesbee signs our new “Sal & Amanda Visit Walnut Grove Plantation” story books from 12pm-2pm. On select days that week, a Revolutionary War re-enactor will report on the fight for independence from Great Britain and we’ll have a hands-on living history activity for kids.

 

Museum Sponsored Weekend  Thursday-Saturday, April 5-7, 2012

Thanks to a generous donor, the Regional History Museum is pleased to announce that admission to the Museum is sponsored for the first weekend of each month.  Join us this Thursday-Saturday between 10 am & 5 pm at no cost to yourself.  This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our permanent exhibits outlining the history of the Spartanburg area from before European explorers to present-day life.  Learn the stories of the people and artifacts who shaped Spartanburg’s history!

 

First Saturday at Walnut Grove Plantation: Frontier Faith

April 7, 2012, Saturday, 11 am-5 pm; $6 Adults, $4 Ages 5-17, Free 4 & under  

Presented by Spartanburg County Historical Association at Walnut Grove Plantation.

Explore the faith of the Upstate’s early settlers at April’s First Saturday at Walnut Grove Plantation: Frontier Faith. Re-enactor Mike Justiss of Tryon will discuss “New Light: Frontier Religion in the Upstate” with visitors while dressed as a clergyman of the late 1700s. The day’s activities for kids will include egg dying using typical colonial-era dyes (while egg supply lasts) and a chance for a close-up look at some newborn lambs. Guided tours of the plantation’s historic buildings take place hourly,