Professor Grady to Speak at History Hub

May 25, 2011 at 1:52 pm

You are invited to joing the Spartanburg History Hub on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. for the bi-monthly meeting. After introductions, announcements, and project information from Hub members, Dr. Paul Grady, professor of history at USC Upstate, will share the history of Reidville and the man and schools that were the heart of that community for almost fifty years. 

The town was founded around an idea that the Rev. Robert H. Reid, at the time a relatively young, recently-hired minister at Nazareth Presbyterian Church, conceived of in 1857. He envisioned and brought to fruition two schools: the Reidville Male High School and the Reidville Female College. Dr. Grady will discuss the environment in which he conceived them (not coincidentally close to the founding of Wofford in Spartanburg), the reasons that Reidville was a perfect choice at the time, and the changes after the Civil War that caused their ultimate failure while other areas of Spartanburg grew to prominence instead of Reidville.  The meeting will end promptly at 8:00 as usual, but you’re welcome to stay and chat after that if you wish!

Spartanburg History Hub: Dr. Paul Grady – The History of Rev. Reid & Reidville
Thursday, May 26, 2011 – 7:00-8:00 pm
Barrett Room, Library Headquarters

The Spartanburg History Hub is a network of individuals and organizations committed to Spartanburg County history. It is managed by the Spartanburg County Historical Association and meets one Thursday each odd month except July. Locations vary. 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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