The Spartanburg Regional History Museum will host its newest exhibit “College Town: Spartanburg’s Legacy of Higher Learning” Sept. 14-Nov. 3.
“Early in Spartanburg County’s history, the citizens recognized the importance of education,” Nannie Jefferies, Administrator of the Museum said. “Through stories, images, and artifacts, the exhibit will share the importance of higher learning in Spartanburg County from its inception to the present. The College Town exhibit is a wonderful opportunity to recognize and reminisce over the good ol’ days in Spartanburg and hear about education today. Come see if you can find yourself or someone else in this exhibit. Our community began our legacy with academies, institutions, technical colleges, and colleges of higher learning because we expected progress.”
The opening reception will be Sept. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. It will feature Spartanburg’s college and university representatives sharing a glimpse of their stories. The Museum has been consulting with the College Town Consortium. Tours of the College Town temporary exhibit will be available during the evening from 6-7 p.m. at no charge.
The exhibit will include materials from the following local colleges…
• Converse College
• Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
• Spartanburg Community College
• Spartanburg Methodist College
• University of South Carolina-Upstate
• Wofford College
The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 pm. $4 Adults, $3 Srs & Vets, $2 Ages 5-17. For more details: 864-596-3501 or visit: http://www.spartanburghistory.org/fall.php
The Museum has consulted with the College Town Consortium, which is a not-for-profit consortium of public and private accredited colleges and universities located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Its mission is to capitalize on the advantages offered by the large number of diverse colleges in order to create educational, social and service opportunities for students; to create economic and brand development opportunities for the City; and to create and sustain partnership advantages among the colleges themselves.