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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Downtown Greenville, SC: June 24, 2008, Part 1

On Tuesday, June 24, 2008, I spend the day down in Greenville, SC exploring downtown. This is the first of three posts of my trip to downtown Greenville. I enjoy Greenville and love spending time there. I am glad that I live so close to this beautiful city. This post is about Heritage Green Center For Human Enrichment. The second post will be about Downtown Greenville with focus on Main Street. The third post will be about the beautiful Falls Park.

Heritage Green is located on College Street is Greenville, SC a couple blocks away from Main Street. At Heritage Green you will find the Upcountry History Museum, the Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green, the Hughes Main Library of the Greenville County Library System, the Greenville Little Theatre, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and opening in 2009, the The Children’s Museum.

This is the building that houses the Upcountry History Museum. At this museum, you learn about the history of the Upcountry of South Carolina.

I wanted the Upcountry History Museumto visit it long before it opened in September of 2007. I was surprised to learn some of the great history that happened in the Upcountry of South Carolina. I love learning about history. They did a great job at designing the museum's building.

When you enter the museum you see fronts of some historical buildings of the Greenville. In this picture you see the front of Greenville County Courthouse. Your self guided tour begins with a fifteen-minute movie that introduces you the history of the Upcountry. This movie is called Pocketbooks, Prayer Books and Datebooks: Stores of Ambition in Upcountry South Carolina.

There are two floors of exhibits on the history of the Upcountry of South Carolina. The exhibits cover the civil war, civil rights movement, history of Pepsi in Greenville and much more.

Next to the Upcountry Museum is the old Coke-cola bottle plant for Greenville. The Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green is housed here. This is satellite location of the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery. You can enjoy paintings of old masters and hands-on interactive educational exhibits for people of all ages.

This is the Hughes Main Library which is the main branch of the Greenville County Library System.

During the Civil War the site that became Heritage Green was where wounded soldiers found rest.

This was the site of Greenville's Woman's College which merged with Furman University in 1938. Moving to Furman's Campus which is six mile north of Greenville.

You can watch a play at the Greenville Little Theatre. I have not had a chance to see a play here but maybe when my beloved Jo Anne arrives here I go with her.

I enjoy going to the Greenville County Museum of Art a lot. They have a very impressive collection of art. I have visited this museum the most out of all the building at Heritage Green.

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