Upcountry History Museum Receives SC Humanities Grant

The Upcountry History Museum – Greenville County, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $10,000.00 grant from the South Carolina Humanities.

Selected as one of 16 cultural organizations in South Carolina to receive a grant, the Museum will apply its grant monies toward evaluating and updating its semi-permanent exhibit, Upstate South Carolina’s Civil Rights Movement. Through a process of working with scholars, community members, and memory initiatives, a review of the content and interpretive plan will begin while an expansion of programs and educational offerings associated with this topic will be developed.

“The Museum is committed to its mission of connecting people, history, and culture through its semi-permanent exhibits, programs, changing exhibition schedule, educational resources, and extensive archival collection,” said Museum CEO Dana L. Thorpe. “We are honored to be a South Carolina Humanities grant recipient and confident that our efforts to further support learning, dialogue, and engagement with citizens in Greenville and the Upstate will continue to advance diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion.”

The Museum, as a community anchor and trusted agent for preserving the history of Upstate South Carolina, is dedicated to ensuring that the significance of that history and lessons learned not only impact positively the present and the future, but also do so with accuracy and integrity. Its mission of connecting people, history, and culture in the Upstate supports a broader principle by which the Museum helps empower the public to understand the value of their own stories and to consider the world from different perspectives.

Enriching the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians is the mission of South Carolina Humanities. This not-for-profit organization receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.

The Upcountry History Museum is located at 540 Buncombe St., in Greenville, S.C. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 864-467-3100 or visit www.upcountryhistory.org.

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