The free event will include cemetery tours, workshops devoted to family history and a large display of photos and other items from local families of the Old Pendleton District, which became present-day Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.
The event kicks off at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12 at Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library in Easley with a computer class on genealogy. Also planned that afternoon is “Beginning Genealogy for Children,” a kid-friendly presentation geared toward third- through sixth-graders. At 5 p.m. there will be an open house in the Mary Oates Gregorie Historical Room.
On Friday, March 13, there will be a tour of various Upcountry cemeteries, including the historical Old Stone Church Cemetery and the Roberts Presbyterian Cemetery. Also on Friday is planned a tour of the Anderson County Genealogical Library.
From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Southern Wesleyan University will host historic displays from area families as well as local genealogical and historical associations in The Founders, located on the lower level of the University Dining Commons building.
The reunion is being sponsored by the Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife, along with Southern Wesleyan University, the Faith Clayton Genealogy Center, the Old Pendleton District Genealogical Society, the Pickens County Historical Society, the Pickens County Museum of Art and History, Anderson Genealogical Society, the Central Heritage Society, the Pendleton District Commission and Pickens County Accommodation Tax Grant.
For details, contact the Birchwood Center at (864) 898-0840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, more information can be found online at www.100yearreunion.com or on the Reunion’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ReunionOfUpcountryFamilies.