Upcountry History Museum, Greenville

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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. Exhibits designed by Christopher Chadbourne and Associates emphasize technology rather than artifacts "to engage the senses, ignite the imagination and transport visitors back in time."
The museum is located on Greenville's Heritage Green with The Children's Museum, the Greenville County Art Museum, the satellite Museum & Gallery of Bob Jones University, the Greenville County Main Library, and the Greenville Little Theatre. The museum opened in September 2007. It is operated by Furman University.

In 2015, the Upcountry History Museum was named a Smithsonian affiliate. Its first Smithsonian exhibit was Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project.
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  • We visited the Upcountry history museum during March madness and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very interesting! 
    We visited the Upcountry history museum during March madness and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very interesting!  more »
  • This museum offered a good overview of the history of the upstate beginning with the natives, to the early settlers, through the American Revolution, to the Civil War and slavery to the industrial... 
    This museum offered a good overview of the history of the upstate beginning with the natives, to the early settlers, through the American Revolution, to the Civil War and slavery to the industrial...  more »
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  • So well done! Definitely worth the admission. We were there as a family and I told my 12 yr old he had to learn 5 new things. It was easy because he was entertained. The video displays were nice. It could use a few more interactive displays. But overall very nice museum.
  • We loved the buildings feel and overall look! Love the "moving exhibit" idea (every week/ month they bring in new exhibits and swap out the old). One thing I wish we could have seen was more objects and items on display. The stories attached to the war photos were informative and interesting. I really enjoyed our overall experience and really enjoyed reading war letters and stories as written during that time. We would visit again!

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