Heritage

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Living History

The Foothills Farmstead embraces history to educate and offer experiences for what life was like “back in the day”.
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New Life for Newry

It’s hidden by trees and an earthen dam, so most people have no idea about the massive brick buildings that once housed a hard working textile plant.
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Walhalla’s Oktoberfest

Since 1979 visitors have flocked to Walhalla to celebrate the town’s German heritage. A digital exhibit explores the history of Walhalla’s German settlement and the creation of Walhalla’s Oktoberfest celebration.
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Destination: Oconee State Park

Oconee State Park was built by the legendary CCC boys. You can still see evidence of their hard work throughout this wonderful park!
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Museum of the Cherokee in SC

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Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail

Volunteer organization celebrates area heritage through artistic quilt panels that tell a story with color and design reflecting the timeless tradition of quilting.
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Ram Cat Alley CATS murals

New additions to the Oconee Mural Trail! A series of 12 murals located at Norton Thompson Park in Seneca.
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Chattooga canoe discovery

Seventeen years after a Native American canoe was discovered in the Chattooga River, a second dugout canoe has been found.
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Oconee’s Arts & Historical Landmarks

Passport to Arts & Historical Landmarks is a pocket-size guidebook highlighting twenty-two interesting places of cultural significance within Oconee County, SC.
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Durham Hall’s hidden gem

Event venue with original “Bull” Durham Smoking Tobacco ad painted on brick wall. Timeless setting with historic charm!
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Foothills Farmstead opens to public

A glimpse into family farm life of the early 1900s, the Foothills Farmstead is a living-history farm under construction on 16 acres of land in Oakway, SC.
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The Back Door…

Exhibit on display at Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum looks at domestic workers in Jim Crow South
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