Fabric of the Past: Weaving the Twentieth Century at the Beaumont Mill and Village in South Carolina




Spartanburg, SC


July 10-16, 2022; July 17-23, 2022


1 week


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




"Fabric of the Past: Weaving the Twentieth Century at Beaumont Mill and Village in South Carolina" uses Beaumont Mill and Village as a lens through which to explore the New South and industrialism. The workshop delves into the varied experiences of those who built, operated, and managed the mill through periods of growth and decline. "Fabric of the Past" also introduces participants to the skills and sources of community history and supports teachers as they develop an inquiry using the Inquiry Design Model. We hope teachers exit with a desire to uncover untold stories in their own communities.

Project Director(s)

Paul Grady; Rebecca Mueller

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Wren Bareiss; David Carlton; Ann Merryman; Andy Myers

Grantee Institution

University of South Carolina Upstate

Funded through the Division of Education Programs