The Upcountry History Museum continues its display of the exhibit Weaving our Survival: Upcountry Stories of WWII. The exhibit, which opened in November 2009, will close on November 14, 2010. SC Humanities supported initial planning for the oral history program that gathered some of the material used in the exhibit.
Weaving our Survival: Upcountry Stories of WWII examines how the upcountry region changed as a result of the war. The exhibit focuses on such themes as: how the war changed local population demographics; the important role that upcountry textile mills played on the home front; the local African American veterans whose experiences in combat influenced their commitment to racial change in the South, and more.
Many Upcountry veterans shared their memories and experiences through oral histories to help create the exhibit content. Excerpts from select oral histories were also used in a 24-minute video documentary on Upcountry South Carolina during WWII, titled Threads of Victory.
To learn more about the exhibit and accompanying educational programming, please visit the exhibit website at: http://www.upcountrywwii.org/ or the Upcountry History Museum website at: http://www.upcountryhistory.org/. There are only a few weeks left to see the exhibit!
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