2017 SC Humanities Festival – Revolutionary War Weekend in Gaffney

The 23rd Annual SC Humanities Festival will take place in Gaffney, SC on October 5 – 8, 2017. Presented by The City of Gaffney, the 2017 festival will highlight the Revolutionary War history of the Upstate and celebrate the arts and humanities.

There are many exciting events planned, including lectures, tours, and exhibits. The full schedule can be downloaded below, and a sampling of some of the exciting events is also listed. The majority of the events are free and open to the public.

2017 SC Humanities Festival “Revolutionary War Weekend in Gaffney” Schedule of events

Some highlights include:

Thursday, October 5 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Living History Encampment
Location: Cherokee County History & Arms Museum
301 College Drive
Gaffney, SC 29340

Thursday, October 5 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Revolutionary War Weekend Reception
Featuring: Artist Talk by Thomas Kelly Pauley (4:00 p.m.)
Author Talk by Sheila Ingle (4:30 p.m.)
History of American Flags by Mark Anthony (5:00 p.m.)
Location: Gaffney Visitor’s Center and Art Gallery
210 W. Frederick Street
Gaffney, SC 29341

Friday, October 6, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.
The Night Before Kings Mountain

Outdoor performance at Cowpens National Battlefield
Location: Cowpens National Battlefield
4001 Chesnee Highway
Gaffney, SC 29341

Saturday, October 7 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Anniversary Military Encampment
Wreath Laying (11:00 a.m.)
Anniversary Program (3:00 p.m.)
Guided Lantern Tours (7:00 p.m.)
**Reservations Required
Kings Mountain National Military Park
2625 Park Road
Blacksburg, SC 29702

Sunday, October 8 | 6:00 p.m.
Michael Gaffney’s Dreams of a Future
Storytelling by David Rilling
Location: Michael Gaffney Log Home
214 N. Limestone Street
Gaffney, SC 29340

SC Humanities sponsors the Humanities Festival annually in a community in South Carolina. Started in 1993 in honor of SC Humanities’ 20th Anniversary, the Humanities Festival has been held in eighteen different South Carolina cities. Each festival celebrates the local history and culture of the host community, engaging the citizens in lectures, discussions, films, and exhibits and facilitating partnerships between cultural organizations and community groups.

We hope to see you in Gaffney! Learn more! 

Image: Courtesy of City of Gaffney