VideoThe 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...
Textile Capital of the World | Let's Go!
Working in the Textile Mills | Let's Go!
VideoUpcountry History Museum volunteer, Charles Blakely, shares his experience working in a textile mill. Blakely, who worked in a mill in Laurens, S.C. for one summer, says working in a textile mill was...
Hartsville, Part 1
VideoJoanna Angle discusses the early history of Hartsville, South Carolina, and its founder, Thomas Edwards Hart. In addition to being a farmer, Thomas Hart was also a merchant, peace-keeper, the first...
Greenwood, Part 1
VideoGreenwood County is known as “The Railroad Center for Western South Carolina.” Joanna Angle discusses the early history of Greenwood County, and talks about one of Greenwood’s most well known...
Wade Hampton III Monument | History of SC Slide Collection
PhotoIn the aftermath of the 1876 election, Wade Hampton III stood on the steps of the State House on November 28, 1876, urging his followers to avoid acts of violence. Hampton and the Democrats elected to...
Allendale, Part 2
VideoRoselawn Plantation was built by the Reverend Joseph Alexander Lawton during a five year period from 1835-1840. It is the center of a working plantation which has been maintained and farmed by the...
Lemmon Hill Plantation, Part 1
VideoProject Discovery visits a restored plantation from the 1790s, built in Winnsboro, in Fairfield County.
20th Century, Part 2 | Conversations on SC History
VideoNoted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar discusses the key issues in SC History. South Carolina Enters the 20th Century, Part2 is discussed in two lessons: South Carolina – Major Role in World...
20th Century, Part 1 | Conversations on S.C. History
VideoNoted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar discusses the key issues in SC History. South Carolina Enters the 20th Century, Part I is discussed in three lessons: Predominately agricultural through...
Between the Waters – Analyzing Historical Photographs Activity
Students will examine and analyze the historical photographs found on the sites, Between the Waters, Georgetown County Digital Library, and the Belle W. Baruch Collection .