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A new history series explores Greenville’s past

Hosted by the Greenville County Historical Society, the 2024-2025 Lecture Series will help Greenvillians learn more about our city by looking at its past.

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December’s lecture will explore Greenville at the turn of the 20th Century.

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Let’s take a trip back in time. The Greenville County Historical Society’s new series features monthly lectures from local historians and experts diving into unique topics from our city’s past.

The talks will take place at First Presbyterian Church, located at 200 W. Washington St., on the third Thursday of each month. It’s $15 to attend, unless you are a member of the Greenville County Historical Society (memberships start at $45) or First Presbyterian Church.

Here’s what you can expect for the first lectures this summer:

  • June 20 | Artifacts from 19th Century Greenville | This lecture features dozens of pieces of Greenville history for you to see and hold.
  • July 18 | The Earliest Roads of Greenville | Take a look at how the first land grant boundaries became some of today’s city streets.
  • August 15 | Unionism in Greenville County | This lecture will explore the life of Benjamin F. Perry — Greenville’s most prominent Unionist — to give insight into political and community life in early Greenville.

Explore the full lineup.

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