This was the type of day when one feels obligated to do something memorable. The sky was brilliant, no humidity, and warm temps made it impossible to just hang around the house. I grabbed my camera and headed to the Upcountry History Museum.
The museum has been in the works for a number of years. The building was completed about three years ago, and the museum itself opened just this past September. It was a bit frustrating to see a completed building, but have to wait for the opening. However, I realize that it took time to develop the exhibits and get them just right.
As one enters the museum, one encounters the facade and steps of the Old Record Building. I was directed to a nice little theater/meeting room for an orientation film. The film, entitled “Pocketbooks, Prayer Books, and Date Books” told the story of Upstate South Carolina in terms of economy, religion, and social activities. It was extremely well done.
The museum itself was rich in multimedia experiences. In a cabin facade, the door is done as a video screen, and a woman settler appears to describe her life on the frontier. Another display features a white frame church facade, several pews, and a video display showing worship services from around our area. Other exhibits feature audio descriptions of life in that particular time, with artifacts and maps.
The Upcountry History Museum is a marvelous addition to the cultural resources on Heritage Green.
[tags]Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, South Carolina, Museum[/tags]