Christmas Dioramas on Display at Spartanburg Regional History Museum

December 10, 2014 at 2:34 pm

James Buchanan’s dioramas illustrating Clement Clarke Moore’s famous poem, “A Visit From St. Nicholas” are now on display at Spartanburg Regional History Museum. Buchanan was a local artist and a founder of Spartanburg County Historical Association, as well as the first director of Walnut Grove Plantation. His painstakingly crafted scenes were displayed in the windows of Aug W. Smith department store in downtown Spartanburg during each holiday season until the store closed in the 1980s. Today they reside in the collections of Spartanburg Regional History Museum and are brought out each December to be appreciated once more. Spartanburg Regional History Museum is located on the second floor of the west wing at Chapman Cultural Center, 200 East Saint John Street in Spartanburg.