Upcountry History Museum hosts “Due West of Ordinary”

Posted on September 30, 2014

Edith in Archives

In Reid Hall, Edith Brawley prepares items for the Upcountry History Museum exhibit as Ruth Burton looks on.

An exhibit celebrating Erskine’s 175-year history will be on display at the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville Sept. 27 through Oct. 26.

“Due West of Ordinary: Stories from 175 years of Christian Scholarship at Erskine” consists of photos and memorabilia, including display cases highlighting specially selected artifacts from the McCain Library Department of Archives and Special Collections.

The display cases were designed by Edith Mitchell Brawley  ’58, who serves as cataloger and archivist at McCain Library, and Ruth Burton, director of the Bowie Arts Center.

Erskine will commemorate its 175th anniversary with ErskineFest, a free event on the Due West campus Oct. 17, from noon to 9 p.m. As part of ErskineFest, a special selection of Erskine artifacts will be on display in Reid Hall from 1-4 p.m.

The Upcountry History Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday  1 – 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $5; college students with valid ID and adults 65 and older, $4; children and students age 4 to 18, $3; children 3 and under, free.