Upcountry History Museum

Greenville, South Carolina

The Upcountry History Museum is a history museum in Greenville, South Carolina that displays the regional history of fifteen upstate South Carolina counties from the early 18th century to the present.

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African Americans in World War I | Let's Go!
African Americans in World War I | Let's Go!

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The National Selective Service Act became law in 1916, and in 1917 the U.S. was seeing its first instituted draft. The law simply said men aged 18 to 35 would be called on in the event of a draft. So...
Richard Pearis | Let's Go!
Richard Pearis | Let's Go!

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When Richard Pearis established a home in the Greenville area around 1770, it was all Native American hunting ground and there were very few European settlers. He is considered the first resident of...
Robert Mills | Let's Go!
Robert Mills | Let's Go!

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Robert Mills, born in Charleston, S.C., is considered by many to be the first American architect. In addition to some of his more well-known buildings across the state, Mills is also credited with...
Textile Capital of the World | Let's Go!
Textile Capital of the World | Let's Go!

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The textile industry was the dominant industry in South Carolina for many years, but it became so successful that Greenville was even known as the "Textile Capital of the World." Greenville became so...
Upcountry History Museum - Overview |  Let's Go!
Upcountry History Museum - Overview | Let's Go!

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The Upcountry History Museum - Furman University connects people, history and culture in a variety of different ways. You can learn about local history, or check out some of the museum's traveling...