Tour of Greenville’s Textile Crescent


April 14


10:00 am - 02:00 pm

Event Category:

Upcountry History Museum

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Upcountry History Museum

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Upcountry History Museum

540 Buncombe St

Greenville, SC, United States, 29601

Building an Empire: Greenville’s Textile Crescent

$45 per person and includes a Duke Sandwich Company lunch.

In the early 1960’s Greenville, South Carolina was known as the “Textile Center of the World.” Even though this title was created by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the nearly twenty mills located in Greenville had made the fact practically indisputable. By the 1940’s there were 16 cotton mills and two dye/bleaching/processing mills located in Greenville, their geographic locations physically creating a crescent shape.

Join Don Koonce on a day trip into the heart of the Textile Crescent, including mill sites and villages, as well as stories of the owners, entrepreneurs and mill workers. Koonce, a noted historian and film producer has conducted extensive research on Greenville’s textile history and is currently producing a full-length documentary with PBS on Greenville’s textile story.

*Duke Sandwich Company lunches will include choice of 2 sandwiches, chips, drink, and dessert. Drink options will include Pepsi or water. Sandwich options will include pimento cheese on white, chicken salad on wheat, ham and cheese on white, or turkey on wheat.

Call 864.467.3100 to reserve your spot!

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