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Textile Heritage

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I'm subscribed to the e-mail list of the Textile Heritage Society as a result of attending a meeting with my father (he didn't work in the Mills but did live in various mill villages around the west end of Greenville and Piedmont as a result of my grandparents on his side working in the mills)

The following is a list of events contained in a recent e-mail, some at the Peace Center and History Museum. Some of you may want to attend and learn more about what lead the the first significant "urbanization" of Greenville.

pril has been designated as Textile Heritage Month at the Upcountry History Museum with the following special events planned:

April 6 - Upcountry Museum, 3:30 PM, The Greenville Textile Heritage Band, performance interlaced with textile heritage stories.

April 12 - Upcountry Museum, 3:30 PM. Workshop: "Cotton Mill Toys", a demonstration & presentation by Don Roper. Excellent for children.

April 13 - Upcountry Museum, 3:30 PM. "Mill Life: Basketball", by Don Roper.

April 20 - Upcountry Museum, 3:30 P.M. -"Shoeless Joe".

April 22 - Upcountry Museum, 6:00 P.M., "The Legacy of Pete Hollis", a presentation by David Vickery, Space limited. Call 864-467-3100. ******

April 23 - Upcountry Museum, 12:00 Noon. Lunch and Learn Series: "Life on Mill Hill", a presentation by Ed Hale (Greenville Story Tellers Guild). Reservations suggested. Lunch items available for sale. Call 864 467-3100.

April 26 - Upcountry Museum, 3:30 PM, "Cotton Mill Toys", a demonstration & presentation by Don Roper. Excellent for children.

April 27 - Upcountry Museum, 3:30 PM, The Greenville Textile Heritage Band, performance interlaced with textile heritage stories.

May 3 - Monaghan Historical Society - Yard Sale/Fund Raiser (10 A.M.- until all is sold)...Location.. Old Monaghan Mill Parking Lot.

May 16-17 - Glenwood Mills, Easley, SC - Annual Reunion. Wilt Browning, author of "Linthead" and "Come Quittin' Time" will be the special guest speaker.

May 18 - Dunean "May Fete" Celebration - (2-5).

May 31 - Judson Mills annual reunion at the Westside Park

June 1 - Peace Center, Wyche Pavilion, 3:00 PM, The Greenville Textile Heritage Band will present their first full concert. This concert will be one not to be missed!

June 21 - Opening of "Shoeless Joe" Jackson Museum opening at 10:00 A.M....Includes performance by the Greenville Textile Heritage Band.

August 23 - Monaghan Mill Annual Reunion at the Monaghan Baptist Church on W. Parker Rd (10-2)

September - Quarterly meeting of the Greenville Textile Heritage Society, date and location tba later.

September 6 - American Spinning Annual Reunion, Westside Park (9-1)

September 14 - Camperdown Fall Reunion and Meeting - Second Baptist Church - 12:30 P.M.

October 4 -11 - Celebration of the 2nd Annual Textile Heritage Week. All Mill Villages through out the upstate

are invited to join in with GTHS for these exciting events.

October 5 -Spiritual Emphasis Day with Dr. Marshall Williams at the Emmanuel Baptist Church

October 7 - 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Saluda Valley Country Club in Williamston, S.C..

October 9 - Thursday Night Memories at the Upcountry Museum

October 11 - Textile Heritage Week Celebration & Festival at the Upcountry Museum (10-4).

October 17-18 - "Mill Hill Roots" Retreat in Cooleemee, NC. Exchange experiences, discuss the direction of the movement to preserve our heritage, attend a workshop or two and tour textile museum and restored 1940's style Textile Mill House.

December - Christmas Celebration at Dunean - date tba later.

****Note change of date for Storyteller, Ed Hale from April 16 to April 23 at the Upcountry History Museum and

Pelzer's Library event has been postponed for a later date.

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June 21 - Opening of "Shoeless Joe" Jackson Museum opening at 10:00 A.M.

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