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History and Politics  

Registration for Summer Term Begins May 4 at 10 a.m..




  • ONLINE COURSE  Archeology and Palestine
  • Fee: $21.00
    Dates: 6/8/2021 - 6/29/2021
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 4
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Byron McCane

    Byron McCane will offer a four-week look at what archeology is and how it uncovers so much more than centuries of sand. Dr. McCane will focus primarily on archeology in the Middle East, with a spotlight on Israel. After introducing the discipline and an overview of studies in Israel, Byron will look at archeology related to Herod the Great, Caesarea Maritima, The Temple in Jerusalem and Herod's Fortress on Masada. He will explain how archeology complements ancient texts and how, when coupled with other disciplines, it sheds a brighter light on historical events.

    This class will be taught online using Zoom. Registrants will receive class login details prior to the start of class via email. For more information about ZOOM click here.



  • SPECIAL EVENT  History of the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport
  • Price: $15.00
    Instructor: Adair Watters
    Number of Sessions: 1
    Date: 6/16/2021 -- 6/16/2021
    Time: 10:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
    Location: Off Campus, Spartanburg Downtown Airport

    Mr. Terry Connorton, Airport Director, will discuss the history behind the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport which is the City of Spartanburg's largest owned asset. He will also talk about the four types of aircraft served there and the economic impact of the airport to our city and region. Students will meet at the airport for the tour. More details about the meeting location will be provided after registration. LLL Member Adair Watters is the host of this class. 



  • Patchwork Tour #1: Southern Spartanburg

  • THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below.
    • Fee: $45.00

    • Dates: 6/17/2021 - 6/17/2021

      Times: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    • Days: Th

    • Sessions: 1

    • Building: Central Methodist Church

      Room: Parking Lot

    • Instructor: Maxine Appleby, Charlie Gray

    • We'll be exploring some of the sites that played a major role in the development of this area's culture and history including Spartan MIll Village area, Anderson Mill, the Price House and the Williams Place, Blackstock Battlefield, Glen Springs,  Pacolet and Cowpens. We will stop and explore on foot along the way at various locations in these different communities and for bathroom breaks.  Lunch at The Mustard Seed (in Woodruff) and bottled water is included in this event. Participants must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to ride in the touring van. 




  • The Battle of Britain - 1940
  • Fee: $21.00
    Dates: 6/7/2021 - 6/28/2021
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 4
    Building: Central Methodist Church
    Room: Norton
    Instructor: James Lineberry

    In the late summer of 1940 Britain stood alone.  The German army, assisted by the Luftwaffe, had rolled roughshod over the Low Countries, Norway, bypassed the famous Maginot Line, captured France and forced the British Army into skulking off the continent at "Dunkirk";  All that stood before the Germans was the Channel, the navy, and the R.A.F.  In four classes can  750 fighters of the R.A.F. turn back the might of the 3000 Luftwaffe aircraft? You will have a chance to command the squadrons on a 12' x 6' war game. Classes start each week with a brief history to set the stage for the battles and then students will engage in their own battles with ships and planes and rules of war engagement. An exciting class to learn hands on about the Battle of Britain. 




  • SPECIAL EVENT  Walking in Wofford's Historical Footsteps
  • Price: $25.00
    Instructor: Phillip Stone
    Number of Sessions: 1
    Date: 6/15/2021 -- 6/15/2021
    Time: 10:00 AM -- 1:00 PM
    Location: Sandor Teszler Library, Main Lobby

    Join us for a walking tour of the Wofford campus given with a historical point of view. We'll talk about the layers of history on the campus and how it has changed over the past 170 years. After the tour, which should last 60-75 minutes, we'll go inside to talk about some of the important milestones in the college's history, followed by lunch. Whether you're a Wofford graduate, a friend of the college, or new to Lifelong Learning, this walking tour is a one of a kind experience led by our expert historian.