CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS
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AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS-SPARTANBURG CHAPTER
Frances J. Bagwell, Treasurer
133 North Fairview Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 29302
(864)582-8388
EMAIL: fjbagwell@yahoo.com
INTERNET: www.agohq.org/chapters/spartanburg
Meets 4th Monday, 7:00 pm, at various churches
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Anyone interested in church music/organ music
DUES/FEES: Voting members-$92 (annual); Friends-$38
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Request contact person for membership form
Professional musicians, non-professionals, organists and interested persons organized to foster and enhance church music. Sponsors festivals and organ recitals.  Affiliated with American Guild of Organists.
PARENT AGENCY: American Guild of Organists
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties
Officers Change in May in even-numbered years
Date of Last Update: 20110505
 

ART IN MOTION; AIM
Susan Woodham
200 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)583-0339
EMAIL: ballet@spartanarts.org 
INTERNET: www.balletspartanburg.com/outreach-programs.html
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Inner City
DUES/FEES: None-contributions accepted
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Contact for more information.
AIM (Art in Motion) is a ten week program that brings creative ballet, jazz, modern and improvisational dance, as well as drawing, painting, and sculpture to students who are unable to afford arts classes during the summer. Dance and arts classes are taught on site at a location determined by the Spartanburg Housing Authority.
PARENT AGENCY: Ballet Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20110601


ARTISAN CENTER, CAROLINA FOOTHILLS
Sue Kite, Gallery Manager
124 West Cherokee Street
Chesnee, SC  29323
(864)461-3050
EMAIL: director@cfac.us
INTERNET: www.cfac.us
Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5:30 pm; at other times by appointment
DUES/FEES: None
This gallery features works of artists from all over North and South Carolina -- paintings, sculpture, woodwork, basketry, and other types of artwork.  There are also classes and programs.  The center is located at 124 West Cherokee Street in downtown Chesnee.  From Spartanburg, take Hwy. 221 North until you reach Chesnee, then turn left on Hwy. 11.  The Artisan Center is the 3rd building on the right.
FUNDING: Supported in part by The Arts Partnership of Spartanburg and the South Carolina Arts Commission
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110913

ARTISTS' GUILD OF SPARTANBURG
Robin H. Els, Executive Director
200 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)764-9568
EMAIL: artistsguildofspartanburg@gmail.com
INTERNET: www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com
MEETING TIMES: Bi-monthly-TBA
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Membership is open to all residents of Spartanburg County and all adjacent counties to Spartanburg County.
DUES/FEES: $40.00 per year
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Fill out membership form online or pick up in the Guild Gallery at the Chapman Cultural Center
We are an organization of active, creative artists working in all areas of the visual, plastic and tactile arts. Our goal is to serve as a source for creative art in the community by promoting, fostering, and cultivating knowledge of the visual arts and of local artists. We also have a part of our membership for art lovers, called Patrons of the Artists' Guild.
FUNDING: The Arts Partnership, SC Arts Commission, Target, ATAX
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg and surrounding counties
Date of Last Update: 20110524

ARTS COMMISSION, SOUTH CAROLINA
Ken May, Executive Director
1800 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC  29201
(803)734-8696 ; FAX: (803)734-8526
EMAIL: kmay@arts.sc.gov | info@arts.sc.gov
INTERNET: www.SouthCarolinaArts.com
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: None
DUES/FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Visit website or call for guidelines
A state government agency with a governor-appointed board of 9 members. Offers grants, programs and services to artists, arts organizations and educational institutions throughout South Carolina and in partnerships throughout the region.
FUNDING: State; Federal; Other
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110517

ARTS PARTNERSHIP OF GREATER SPARTANBURG, THE
Jennifer Evins, President & CEO
Chapman Cultural Center
200 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)542-ARTS ; FAX: (864)948-5353
EMAIL: sWong@SpartanArts.org
INTERNET: www.ChapmanCulturalCenter.org
HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm
A private nonprofit organization that is the designated arts agency for the city and county of Spartanburg. The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg promotes the arts by providing financial support, facilities, programs, technical assistance, arts education, and informational services. Activities include coordinating artists and arts programs in the schools; offering arts project grants to organizations and individual artists; providing consultations on nonprofit arts management to individuals and organizations; guiding cultural planning and cultural facility development; maintaining an online community calendar of events; and conducting an annual united arts fund drive and allocation process.  The Arts Partnership owns and operates Chapman Cultural Center, home to eight art, science and history organizations.
FUNDING: Public and private sources
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County and surrounding communities
Date of Last Update: 20110905

AUDITORIUM, SPARTANBURG MEMORIAL
Steve Jones, General Manager
PO Box 1410
Spartanburg, SC  29304
STREET ADDRESS: 385 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303
(864)582-8107
EMAIL: stevejones@crowdpleaser.com
INTERNET: www.crowdpleaser.com
Box office open Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Advance deposit insurance certificate, artist contract meets federal, state, local laws, permits, etc.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call TicketMaster at 1-864-576-1550
Located on North Church Street, 3 miles from Business I-85, adjacent to Wofford College. In addition to shows, the auditorium also holds banquets and trade shows. For ticket information, show dates, and performance times, call the box office at 582-8107.
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20111221

BALLET SPARTANBURG
200 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)583-0339 ; FAX: (864)948-5353
EMAIL: ballet@spartanarts.org
INTERNET: www.balletspartanburg.com
Monday-Thursday, 9 am-1 pm & 2-5 pm; Friday, 9 am-1 pm
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Interest in dance and dance education.
Provides dance education in ballet, tap/jazz, hip hop, Irish Step, Lyrical and modern for children, teens, and adults.  A variety of adult classes including Ballroom, yoga, line dancing, Zumba® and Salsa.  Ballet Spartanburg provides an Outreach program that includes lecture/demonstrations for schools. Presentations of professional touring ballet companies, a three-event performance season including the Nutcracker. We also offer a free weekly dance class for Special Needs Children please call for information regarding the class. Free monthly classes are held for Parkinson's patients, through the joy of movement and a sense of community, just as in any dance class, participants experience a decrease in physical symptoms and improvement in psychological and emotional well being. MS and stroke patients are also welcome. A non-profit organization organized to promote dance appreciation in Spartanburg County and surrounding areas by providing quality dance presentation, education and outreach.
PARENT AGENCY: Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County and surrounding areas
Date of Last Update: 20110909

BAND, SPARTANBURG COMMUNITY
Coleen Felty, President
PO Box 162221
Boiling Springs, SC  29316
(864)597-0360 (H)
EMAIL: SCBAND@scband.org
INTERNET: spartanburgcommunityband.org
Rehearsals are every Tuesday, 7 pm-9 pm at the Spartanburg Day School, 1701 Skylyn Drive
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Membership is extended to qualified musicians without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or how long it has been since you played.
DUES/FEES: No dues, Donations Accepted
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Open to the public
The Spartanburg Community Band is a concert band made up of mostly amateur musicians from Spartanburg, SC and surrounding areas. Established in 1996 to provide an outlet for community musicians and offer free concerts to the public, the Community Band and its affiliated jazz band, the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble. Both play for public events-- Spring Fling and special events like the opening of the new Memorial Auditorium and the Pan American Games for the Blind. Our "Ice Cream Sundays" Summer Concert Series in the Rose Garden at USC-Upstate is especially popular. George Wenger directs the Concert band and Dale Burke is Jazz Ensemble Director.

FUNDING: Donations; Corporate Sponsors; Grant from SC Arts Commission; Proceeds from some performances
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20100819

BARBERSHOP HARMONY SOCIETY
Jim Fannin
208 Lady Slipper Lane
Greer, SC 29650
(864)576-3734 (H)
EMAIL: jamesfannin@bellsouth.net
INTERNET: www.palmettostatesmen.org
Meets Tuesday, 7 pm at Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 North Main Street, Greer SC 29650
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Any male who likes to sing and is of good character
DUES/FEES: $147/year
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: After 3 visits, considered for membership
Men of good character who love to sing. Chartered: 1965 and has 50 members. An official chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Performances: Annual show at the Chapman Cultural Center of Spartanburg in June of each year.

Singing Valentines on Valentine's Day, February 14 - Call (864)877-1352 

Performances also held for business and civic organization, weddings, birthdays, etc.

FUNDING: Self Supporting
PARENT AGENCY: Barbershop Harmony Society, Nashville, TN
AREA SERVED: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia

Date of Last Update: 20100817

BREVARD MUSIC CENTER
PO Box 312
Brevard, NC  28712
STREET ADDRESS: 349 Andante Lane
(828)862-2100 (administration)
EMAIL: bmc@brevardmusic.org
INTERNET: www.brevardmusic.org
HOURS: 8 am-4:30 pm
DUES/FEES: $10-$50 for tickets to public performances; free events offered as well
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call (828)862-2140 (Admissions) or (828)862-2105 or 1-888-384-8682 (Box Office)
The Brevard Music Center (BMC) is renowned for its great music and great performers. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, BMC welcomes to its 180-acre campus each year nearly 400 students, 65 distinguished faculty, and an array of celebrated guest artists. Over 70 performances are presented over seven weeks during the summer, including orchestra, opera, pops and chamber concerts.
Date of Last Update: 20110504
 

CHAPMAN CULTURAL CENTER

Jan Benjamin, Director of Facilities
200 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC  29306

(864)542-ARTS (2787) | (864)278-9685, Jan Benjamin
EMAIL: jbenjamin@spartanarts.org

INTERNET: www.chapmanculturalcenter.org

HOURS: Business Office: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm; Ticket Office: Call for hours. Ticket Office will be open 2 hours before curtain time for all theater events.
Owned and operated by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg, The Chapman Cultural Center is home to nine art, science and history organizations serving the greater Spartanburg County area. The Chapman Cultural Center houses the 500-seat David Reid Performing Arts Theater, where one can enjoy ballet, music, theater, and national touring performances. We also house two museums, a Science Center, and 2 additional exhibit areas. Meeting rooms, art spaces, and the theatre and lobby are available for rent. Classes and lectures for both adults and children are offered in dance, theater, art, science, and history.
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: Steve Wong, (864)278-9698
FUNDING:  Public and private sources
AREA SERVED:  Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20111228
 

COLORS
Angie Shuman, Colors Director
200 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)278-9673
EMAIL: colors@spartanburgartmuseum.org
INTERNET: www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/COLORS/Index.htm
Monday-Thursday, 3-6 pm
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: School-age children (ages 6-18), low-moderate income required.
DUES/FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call, visit
Open art studio for inner city youth. Participants may come by anytime during program hours and stay as long as they like.  All supplies provided.
FUNDING: Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg; Grants; United Way
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg Art Museum
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg City and County
Date of Last Update: 20110601

CONVERSE COLLEGE
Lawson Academy of the Arts
Paula Morgan, Director
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC  29302
(864)596-9022; Dance Program, 596-9639; Fine Arts Day Camp, 596-9607
EMAIL: paula.morgan@converse.edu
INTERNET: www.converse.edu/lawsonacademy
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4 pm
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: All ages
DUES/FEES: Vary with each class
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: A 3 semester program-Fall, Spring and Summer: Registration for Fall Term is usually the last two weeks in August. Registration for Spring Term is usually the first two weeks in January. Registration for Summer Term is usually the first two weeks in May.
Founded in 1944, the Lawson Academy of the Arts at Converse College offers quality instruction in music and dance with an excellent faculty, in a professional yet nurturing atmosphere.  We serve over 1,000 families each year and encourage students of all ages from preschoolers to adults to join us.  The Lawson Academy also functions as a "lab school," introducing Converse music and dance students to the experience of teaching.  This experience crosses over to the full arts spectrum during the summer when our college students staff our Fine Arts Day Camp.  They teach classes in visual arts, creative writing, music, dance and theatre.  In addition, our Lawson Band and smaller chamber ensembles provide wonderful collaborative opportunities for our students.  The Lawson Academy affords the opportunity for Converse and the Spartanburg community to share in a wonderful learning experience.  Join us!
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg and surrounding communities
OFFICERS: Sharalynn Hicks, Assistant Director;  Breanna Plount, Director, Dance Program;  Janae O'Shields, Director, Fine Arts Program
Date of Last Update: 20110804

FESTIVAL CHORUS, SPARTANBURG
Dr. Keith Jones, Associate Professor of Voice and Chorus
Petrie School of Music
Converse College
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC  29302
(864)596-9004
EMAIL: keith.jones@converse.edu
Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7-9:30 pm, at Blackman Music Building, Mayfarth Rehearsal Hall, Converse College.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Potential members should have prior choral experience.  The group sings challenging music and moves quickly in rehearsals.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Contact Dr. Keith Jones
Mixed chorus of Greater Spartanburg area citizens and Converse College students.  Approximately 70 in number. Choral and choral-orchestral masterworks.
AREA SERVED: Greater Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20101001

HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, SPARTANBURG COUNTY
Becky Slayton, Executive Director
PO Box 887
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)596-3501
EMAIL: scha@spartanburghistory.org
INTERNET: www.spartanburghistory.org
Board meets 3rd Tuesday, 5:15 pm
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: None
DUES/FEES: $40 individual; $60 dual; $75 family; $10 student (with ID) (other levels of membership available)
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Contact by phone, email, or online to receive membership information
Founded 1957, 230 members. Individuals interested in preserving and presenting the history of Spartanburg County. Maintains Price House, Seay House, Spartanburg Regional Museum, and Walnut Grove Plantation. Office is located at the Regional Museum, 200 East St. John Street.
OFFICERS: Sandra Parker, President; Lisa Chapman, Vice President; Elford Morgan, Treasurer; Kathy Cann, Secretary
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110512

HISTORICAL SOCIETY, PIEDMONT
Dr. James L. Reid
730 Walnut Hill Road
Campobello, SC 29322
(864)472-8286
EMAIL: ReidJas@windstream.net
INTERNET: www.piedmont-historical-society.org
Meets 2nd Thursday, 7 pm  Locations vary.  See website for details.  No meeting in December.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Genealogical and historical interest
DUES/FEES: $25.00/year (includes quarterly)
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: See website
Publishes a genealogical and historical quarterly, Upper South Carolina Genealogy and History, in February, May, August, and November. Goal is to preserve genealogical and historical material pertaining to upstate South Carolina. Serves the Upstate South Carolina area, but has members nationwide. Has a genealogical collection housed in the Spartanburg County Public Library-Kennedy Room.
FUNDING: Dues
AREA SERVED: Upstate SC is the focus, although quarterlies are mailed to members across the US.
Date of Last Update: 20100922

HISTORICAL SOCIETY, SOUTH CAROLINA
Faye Jensen, Executive Director
100 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC  29401-2299
(843)723-3225
EMAIL: info@schsonline.org
INTERNET: www.schsonline.org
HOURS: Business Hours: 9 am-5 pm;  Library Hours: 9 am- 4 pm, Tuesday-Friday ; 9 am-2 pm, Saturdays On Tuesday evenings, the library will remain open until 7:30 pm, by appointment only.
DUES/FEES: $5.00/visit for non-members. Contact the SCHS for membership information.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Visit website for application form
A depository archive and research library for the written history of South Carolina.  Also includes collections of Civil War and genealogical research materials.
FUNDING: Private, Non-Profit
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20111025

 

HUB-BUB
Celia Cooksey, Chief Staff Officer

149 South Daniel Morgan Avenue, Suite2

Spartanburg, SC 29306
(843)582-0056
EMAIL: celia@hub-bub.com
INTERNET: www.hub-bub.com
HOURS: Monday-Friday 10 am-5 pm
HUB-BUB operates the Showroom, a flexible arts space for concerts, progressive art exhibits, film, experimental theatre, workshops, community forums and more. The organization also runs the HUB-BUB Artists-In-Residence program, one of the most innovative residency programs in the country, which serves emerging artists and writers aged 20 to 35. To find out more about the organization and sponsored events, visit HUB-BUB.COM.
PARENT AGENCY: HubCulture, a non-profit organization building community through dynamic art and ideas.
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110608


HUMANITIES COUNCIL SC
Theresa J. Wallace
PO Box 5287
Columbia, SC  29250
(803)771-2477 ; FAX: (803)771-2487
EMAIL: tjwallace@schumanities.org
INTERNET: www.schumanities.org
Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Any nonprofit agency
DUES/FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call or write; application also on website
A board of volunteer citizens and professional staff dedicated to providing access to the humanities for the people of South Carolina. An independent, tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation, the THCSC serves as the state program for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Its activities are supported by federal funds and tax-deductible gifts from corporations, foundations, businesses, state agencies, and private individuals. Provides grants and programs in the public humanities. Also has a Resource Center and Speakers Bureau. Any nonprofit agency is eligible to apply. Please call or write for guidelines and further information.
FUNDING: Federal; Contributions
PARENT AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110527

LITTLE THEATRE/YOUTH THEATRE, SPARTANBURG
Jay Coffman | Deana Neibert
200 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)585-8278 (Little Theatre); (864)583-4891 (Youth Theatre)
EMAIL: jcoffman@spartanarts.org | dneibert@spartanarts.org
INTERNET: www.spartanburglittletheatre.com
Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
DUES/FEES: Vary
Community theatre, youth theatre, theatre education workshops.
FUNDING: Grants, donations, memberships, ticket sales
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110907

MUSE MACHINE
Ava J. Hughes, Arts Education Director
200 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)278-9693  FAX: (864)948-5353
EMAIL: ahughes@spartanarts.org

INTERNET: www.spartanarts.org

Clubs meet weekly or monthly -- varies from school to school.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Elementary, Middle and High Schools
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call (864)278-9693 for details
Mission is to foster in students and teachers the power of creativity through dynamic educational programs and direct experiences with professional artists. Schools that join Muse Machine receive three in-school performances during the school year. Also provides club members and advisors with reduced price tickets to arts events in Spartanburg. Offers a Summer Institute for teachers in June.
FUNDING: Public and private sources
PARENT AGENCY: Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County

Date of Last Update: 20111128

MUSEUM OF ART, SPARTANBURG COUNTY
Scott Cunningham, Executive Director
200 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)582-7616
EMAIL: office@spartanburgartmuseum.org
INTERNET: www.spartanburgartmuseum.org
HOURS: Gallery hours--Monday: Closed; Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am-5 pm; Sunday-closed. Open 3rd Thursdays for Art Walls until 9 pm.
FEES: $4.00 adults; $2.50 college students; $2.00 children, senior discount.
Museum includes three exhibit galleries, art school, a permanent collection, and the outreach program, Colors.
FUNDING: Private Donations, Corporate Donations, Membership, The Arts Partnership, South Carolina Arts Commission, County of Spartanburg, City of Spartanburg
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County Region
Date of Last Update: 20111026

MUSEUM, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE
Mr. Tut Underwood
301 Gervais Street, Loading Zone D
Columbia, SC  29201
(803)898-4921
EMAIL: PublicRelations@scmuseum.org
INTERNET: www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sundays, 1-5 pm; Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Easter.  (Open Mondays Memorial Day through Labor Day.)
DUES/FEES: $7.00/adult; $6.00/senior citizens (ages 62 and over); $5.00/children (ages 3-12); Infants 2 and under are free; $1.00 admission first Sunday of each month. Block Buster exhibits have an additional charge. Group rates are available.
A multidisciplinary facility which tells the story of South Carolina's art, natural history, science and technology and cultural history. Features a variety of hands-on exhibits. Offers changing exhibits in disciplines such as art, history, science, technology, and natural history. Museum store sells merchandise in all price ranges related to South Carolina and to the museum's exhibits. The museum is in the Columbia Mills building, which housed the first all-electric textile mill in the world. Docent-led tours available by advance arrangements or explore on your own.
FUNDING: State; Museum Foundation, South Carolina State; Grants; Donations
PARENT AGENCY: South Carolina Museum Commission
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110815

MUSEUM, SPARTANBURG COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY
Nannie Jefferies, Museum Administrator
PO Box 887
Spartanburg, SC  29304
STREET ADDRESS: 200 East St. John Street
(864)596-3501
EMAIL: regionalmuseum@spartanburghistory.org
INTERNET: www.spartanburghistory.org
Tuesday-Saturday,10 am-4:30 pm
DUES/FEES: Call for admission costs
The Regional Museum was established in 1961 with a grant from the Spartanburg County Foundation. The museum has permanent exhibits on the history of Spartanburg, including Camp Wadsworth, Camp Croft, the founding of the city, textile mill history, and decorative arts. Temporary exhibits throughout the year highlight other artifacts from the collection. Please call for further information. Group tours are welcome.
FUNDING: Contributions
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Historical Association
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110907

MUSIC FOUNDATION OF SPARTANBURG
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO)
Kelsie Maddox, Executive Director
PO Box 1274
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)948-9020 (Foundation Office) ; FAX: (864)278-5353
EMAIL: music@spartanarts.org
INTERNET: www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org
Monday-Thursday, 9 am-5 pm
DUES/FEES: Reserved seating and single ticket sales.
The Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra performs diverse programs of classical, jazz, pop and traditional music featuring international guest artists. Tickets are by season subscription or by individual ticket. Season program are available by request or by going to our website.  Sarah Ioannides is the world renown conductor of this area's professional orchestra. The Music Foundation hosts free music with "Music Sandwiched In" in conjunction with Spartanburg County Public Libraries.
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110624

 

PINCKNEY DISTRICT CHAPTER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Linda Crissinger, Corresponding Secretary
3032 Elmhurst Drive
Spartanburg, SC  29316-9315
(864)578-3286 (H)
EMAIL: pdc_lindac@yahoo.com
INTERNET: www.pinckney.scgen.org
Meets 4th Monday, 7 pm at St. Francis Anglican Church, 601 Webber Road in Spartanburg; or in Union or Gaffney. Call for details. No meetings in July, August, or December.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Dues and membership application form completed
DUES/FEES: $25.00/year (January-December), includes membership in SC Genealogical Society (SCGS) if received before March 1, and the SCGS publications; $30.00/family; $20.00/associate (for members of other SCGS chapters)
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Obtain and fill out application form available at the Library's Kennedy Room or from Corresponding Secretary.
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: Vice-President-Mike Becknell, (864)427-7950

AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Union, and Cherokee Counties
Date of Last Update: 20100920


PRICE HOUSE
Zac Cunningham, Director
1200 Otts Shoals Road
Roebuck, SC 29376
STREET ADDRESS: 1200 Oak View Farms Road, Woodruff, SC  29388
(864)576-6546
EMAIL: pricehouse@spartanburghistory.org
INTERNET: www.spartanburghistory.org
HOURS: May-October, 11am-5 pm, Saturday, 2-5 pm, Sunday; Closed November-April
DUES/FEES: Adults-$5.00, Students-$2.00, Seniors-$4.50; group rates available
The Price House, slave cabin, and surrounding forest tell of the environment-altering work done by settlers and slaves to transform the Backcountry frontier into a fully-integrated part of the early United States.  Mr. Price ran a general store, post office, and “house of publick entertainment” (tavern or inn) that provided beds, food, and drink to stagecoach travelers.  Enslaved African Americans performed much of the work for these businesses and labored in the fields of Mr. Price's 2,000-acre farm.  These slaves lived in quarters not unlike the slave cabin located on the site today.  Visitors to Price House may tour the brick home, the slave cabin, and hike the site’s nature trail.
FUNDING: Contributions
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Historical Association
Date of Last Update: 20110909

REPERTORY COMPANY, SPARTANBURG
c/o Chapman Cultural Center
200 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)583-2776 Ext.518
EMAIL: spartanburgrepertorycompany@yahoo.com
INTERNET: www.spartanburgrepertorycompany.org
A performing organization of singers of opera, operetta, and musical theater.  The Company invites people from surrounding areas to participate with them.  Members encourage the educational value of music by being able to perform, direct, and present their talents to the schools.  The Company gives reduced rates to school groups who attend special performances.  The Company has season subscription prices for admittance to performances.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County and surrounding areas
Date of Last Update: 20111228

SCIENCE CENTER, SPARTANBURG
John F. Green, Executive Director
200 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)583-2777
EMAIL: science@spartanarts.org
INTERNET: spartanburgsciencecenter.org
HOURS: Center is open Thursday-Saturday, 10-5 pm; School & group program hours are 8:30-5:00, Monday through Friday. Call John Green for more information.
FEES: $2 student; $3 Senior; $4 adult; under 5 free

Founded 1977.  The primary goal of the Science Center is to foster an appreciation of and respect for the environment and the world of science. Conducts outreach programs, and summer and holiday camps and is currently available for birthday parties. 
FUNDING: Grants; Programs; Summer Camps; Memberships; Contributions; Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg
ALTERNATIVE CONTACTS: Megan Rudolph, 278-9681
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110909

SEAY HOUSE
Becky Slayton, Executive Director
PO Box 887
Spartanburg, SC  29304
STREET ADDRESS: 106 Darby Road
(864)596-3501
EMAIL: seayhouse@spartanburghistory.org
INTERNET: www.spartanburghistory.org
Open by appointment; also, from April to October open the 3rd Saturday, 10-4 pm. except July
DUES/FEES: Donations accepted; admission for group tours
The Seay House sits on an acre of land, part of an original grant, at the crest of a hill on Darby Road. It is an example of a small rural farmstead and is believed to be the oldest home still standing in the city limits of Spartanburg. The original log portion of the home was built in the late 18th or early 19th century; other rooms were added later in the 19th century.
FUNDING: Contributions
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Historical Association
Date of Last Update: 20110926

SPARTAN SPINNERS
Tom Pustinger, Caller; Nancy Pustinger, Lines
423 Rosemeade Court
Spartanburg, SC  29301-5371
(864)576-7696
EMAIL: tom1nancy@wmconnect.com
INTERNET: www.geocities.com/spartanspin05/
Dances are 1st and 3rd Saturday, 8-10:30 pm (Mainstream, Plus, and Lines) at Gillespie Center at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 1430 John B. White Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306, (864)576-7696; See the web site for information on classes.
DUES/FEES: See website for information
The Spartan Spinners is Spartanburg's only Mainstream and Plus square dance club. We dance monthly, every first and third Saturday night, at Holy Communion Lutheran Church. Come dance with us!
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20110511

TWICHELL AUDITORIUM
Kathy Worley
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC  29302
(864)596-9725 or (864)596-9069
EMAIL: kathy.worley@converse.edu
INTERNET: www.converse.edu/arts/twichell-auditorium
Twichell Auditorium is one of the premiere performing arts centers in the region. The 1500-seat facility has played host to some of the world's best known performing artists and entertainers.
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20111228

WALNUT GROVE PLANTATION
Zac Cunningham, Director
1200 Otts Shoals Road
Roebuck, SC  29376
(864)576-6546
EMAIL: walnutgrove@spartanburghistory.org
INTERNET: www.spartanburghistory.org/
April-October, 11 am-5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday, 2-5 pm, Sundays; November & March, 11 am-5 pm Saturdays Only; Closed December, January, February
DUES/FEES: Adults-$6.00, Students-$3.00, Seniors-$5.50, group rates available
Walnut Grove Plantation tells the stories of the free and enslaved people who settled South Carolina and the rest of Britain’s American colonies, who fought for independence, and who, in the end, built a new nation.  Charles & Mary Moore established Walnut Grove on a 550-acre land grant about 1765.  The Scots-Irish immigrants raised ten children in the house they built and lived in for 40 years.  Mr. Moore relied on a dozen enslaved African Americans and his own large family to work his sizable farm.  During the American Revolution, the Moore family, including eldest daughter Kate Moore Barry, actively supported the Patriot cause and militia even mustered at Walnut Grove. Loyalist William "Bloody Bill" Cunningham killed 3 Patriot soldiers sheltered at the plantation in 1781.
Walnut Grove offers hourly guided tours of the site’s 250-year-old buildings. Regular programs examine Colonial & Revolutionary Era history and often feature reenactors portraying people of the time. Groups of 10 or more people from schools, churches, scout troops, senior citizen groups, and other community organizations can schedule special tours and activities in advance.
The Plantation is located near I-26 (Exit 28). Turn onto Stillhouse Road from Hwy. 221 and follow signs.
FUNDING: Contributions
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Historical Association
Date of Last Update: 20110909


ZENTRUM, THE
1400 Highway 101 South
Spartanburg, SC  29651
(864)989-5300
INTERNET: www.bmwzentrum.com  or  www.bmwusfactory.com
Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-5:30 pm
DUES/FEES: Free for Zentrum; Tours of factory (reservations required) are $7/person, $3.50 students & BMW Carclub of America members
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To schedule a factory tour, call 1-888-TOURBMW (868-7269)
Located between Greenville and Spartanburg at Exit 60 on Interstate 85, The Zentrum is a 28,000 square foot museum for BMW's aero engine, motorcycle, and automobile manufacturing heritage. Take a virtual tour of the "Birth of a BMW" and visit the Euro-style cafe and gift shop. Tours of manufacturing plant are also available by reservation Monday-Friday during daytime production and they last about an hour.
PARENT AGENCY: BMW Manufacturing Co, LLC
Date of Last Update: 20111011

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