Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival – “Reinventing America”

Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. Daily live shows and more are performed in costume by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. It’s all outdoors, and the shows are FREE! Step back in time and meet these brilliant American game changers – hear their stories – ask them how their world changed. Create a new nation with BEN FRANKLIN. Turn darkness into light with THOMAS EDISON. Spark the Electrical Revolution with NIKOLA TESLA. Set the stage for cell phones & Wi-Fi with Hollywood’s HEDY LAMARR. And like ROSA PARKS demand your Civil Rights.


There’s nothing like experiencing history in a beautiful outdoor setting. Daily outdoor shows, daytime and evening, in Upstate South Carolina at the Mauldin Cultural Center Amphitheater and discussions with the performers at the Upcountry History Museum


There will be great story-telling, lots to laugh about, and deep secrets revealed. You’ll laugh – you’ll cry – you’ll have lots of questions. And they’ll be answered. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because you're a part of the show. It’s not just history – it’s personal.


For schedule and more information:  HistoryComesAlive.org


GREATER GREENVILLE FREE EVENTS


Friday 9/3
7:00p   Ben Franklin, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater


Saturday 9/4
10:00a Rosa Parks, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater
7:00p   Thomas Edison, Maudlin Outdoor Amphitheater


Sunday 9/5        
7:00p   Nikola Tesla, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater


Monday 9/6       
10:00a Thomas Edison, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater
7:00p   Rosa Parks, Mauldin Amphitheater

Tuesday 9/7      
10:00a Nikola Tesla, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater
2:00p   Rosa Parks Discussion led by performer Becky Stone, Upcountry History Museum (registration required)
7:00p   Hedy Lamarr, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater


 
Wednesday 9/8       
10:00a Ben Franklin, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater
2:00p   Nicola Tesla Discussion led by performer Ian Ruskin, Upcountry History Museum (registration required)
7:00p    Thomas Edison, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater


Thursday 9/9         
10:00a Hedy Lamarr, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater
2:00p   Ben Franklin Discussion led by performer Larry Bounds, Upcountry History Museum (registration required)
7:00p   Nicola Tesla, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater


Friday 9/10           
10:00a Thomas Edison, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater
2:00p   Hedy Lamarr Discussion led by performer Judith Kalaora, Upcountry History Museum (registration required)
7:00p    Rosa Parks, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater
 
Saturday 9/11          
10:00a Nikola Tesla, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater
2:00p   Thomas Edison Discussion led by performer Hank Fincken, Upcountry History Museum (registration required)
7:00p    Ben Franklin, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater


Sunday 9/12    
7:00p    Hedy Lamarr, Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater

  • Presented By: Chautauqua History Comes Alive
  • Dates: September 3, 2021 - September 12, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Address: 101 E Butler Rd, Mauldin, SC 29662
  • Phone: (864) 244-1499
  • Time: 10 am; 2 pm; 7 pm
  • Price: Free