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Upcountry History Museum begins yearlong Revolutionary War series on Aug. 4

South Carolina’s Backcountry is home to 112 Revolutionary War engagements, the greatest number in all of America.

Beginning Wednesday, August 4, battlefield preservationist and historian, Durant Ashmore, will discuss these Revolutionary War events during monthly lectures held on the first Wednesday of each month through June 2022.

The yearlong series called “First Wednesdays” will be held at Noon at the Upcountry History Museum, 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville. Field trips to various war sites will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on a Saturday following the lecture.

The lecture series is included with general admission to the Museum, and there is no extra charge for Saturday field trips.

First Wednesdays Lecture Series:

August 4 – “Prelude to War”
Field Trip: August 7 – Richard Pearis Plantation site

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September 1 – “War Begins in the Backcountry”
Field Trip: September 11 – Battle of Great Canebrake

October 6 – “The Cherokee War of 1776”
Field Trip: October 9 – Fort Lindley

November 3 – “The Little River and Spartan Regiments”
Field Trip: November 6 – Fort Rutledge, Tomassee, the Ring Fight, the Red House, Oconee Station

December 1 – “The Influence of Georgia & Florida Activities”
Field Trip: December 11 – Kettle Creek Battlefield

January 5 – “The British Period: The World Turned Upside Down”
Field Trip: January 8 – Camden Battlefield

February 2 – “The Patriots Fight Back”
Field Trip: February 5 – Musgrove Mill

March 2 – “Kings Mountain”
Field Trip: March 5 – Kings Mountain State Park

April 6 – “Cowpens”
Field Trip: April 9 – Cowpens Battlefield

May 4 – “Ninety-Six”
Field Trip: May 7 – Ninety-Six Battlefield

June 1 – “Hayes Station”
Field Trip: June 11 – Hayes Station

For more information, call (864) 467-3100 or email info@upcountryhistory.org.

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