Jul 2, 2021
“Laurens County Heroes, Villains, and Heroines”
First Lecture in The Revolutionary War in the South Carolina Backcountry yearlong series by Battlefield Preservationist and Historian Durant Ashmore
The Revolutionary War in Laurens County was truly the crucible that forged our nation. This lecture will be a discussion of the civil war that raged in Laurens County with an emphasis on the remarkable Laurens County characters who involved themselves in the fight for freedom from the reign of the British monarchy and Parliament. Subsequent lectures will be on the first Tuesday of each month starting on August 3, 2021. Field trips to actual Revolutionary War battle and skirmish sites will be the following Saturdays after the August 3 lecture but not the July 20 lecture. Attendance will be limited and pre-registration is suggested by calling (864)681-3678. Suggested donation for lecture — $5 Laurens County Museum members; $10 non-members; 18 years and younger no donation.
May 24, 2021
Opening June 9 at Spartanburg’s TJC Gallery, the exhibition Reflections on a Southern Summer honors the abiding allure that the South holds as both a destination and a homeplace. During the languid, gauzy days of summer in the South, leisure is a time-honored tradition – and an art in and of itself. When the heat rises, beachcombers rush the coastal waves, generations of fishers cast hope-laden hooks into mountain waters, and the shade of sprawling live oaks offers welcome respite. Charged by the season’s lengthening light, verdant landscapes, and recreational offerings from summit to shoreline, artists have created lasting impressions of this region’s summers for centuries.
On view through September 4, 2021, Reflections on a Southern Summer features works by Ernie Barnes, George Bellows, Margaret Burroughs, Josephine Couper, Lamar Dodd, William Dunlap, Clementine Hunter, Helen LaFrance, Margaret Law, Alice Smith, Eugene Thomason, and more. TJC Gallery, the Johnson Collection’s hometown exhibition space, is located at 154 West Main Street in downtown Spartanburg. Open from 12-4pm Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and the first Saturday of the month, gallery admission is free, and all are welcome.
About the Johnson Collection
Hailed by The Magazine Antiques with having staged a “quiet art historical revolution” and expanding “the meaning of regional” through its “exhibitions, loans, publications, and institutional partnerships,” the Johnson Collection seeks to illuminate the rich history and diverse cultures of the American South. Learn more at thejohnsoncollection.org.
May 5, 2021
Dive into the history of America’s favorite candies with historian Leslie Goddard. From early treats like licorice roots and maple sugar candy through modern Baby Ruths and Hershey bars, explore the companies and brands that have become American icons. Leslie has performed for Greenville Chautauqua as Jackie Kennedy, the Hamilton Women, Clara Barton, Alice Paul and Bette Davis.
The event is Free and will feature audience Q & A.
Registration required. https://tinyurl.com/4fh78am3
After the event everyone who has registered will receive an email with a link to the presentation that will be available for two weeks only.
For more info: HistoryComesAlive.org
May 5, 2021
Presented by Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. Remember Jell-O salads and cheese sprayed out of a cab? When every pantry held Velveeta and all the kids wanted to drink Tang like the astronauts? Join historian and author Leslie Goddard for a nostalgic look at the food innovations and marketing approaches that transformed how we ate at midcentury. Using classic cookbooks, advertisements, and family magazines, explore how society and technology shaped American food from the 1940’s through the 1960s. Leslie Goddard has previously performed for Greenville Chautauqua as Jackie Kennedy, the Hamilton Women, Clara Barton, Alice Paul and Bette Davis.
The event is Free and will feature audience Q & A. Registration required. https://tinyurl.com/6wtb4znk
After the event everyone who has registered will receive an email with a link to the presentation that will be available for two weeks only. For more info: HistoryComesAlive.org