The Upcountry History Museum is a non-profit, independent entity operated by Furman University.  UHM Historian is Dr. Courtney Tollison, Assistant Professor of History at Furman University.


The Upcountry History Museum (UHM) has a year round intern program that provides exposure to all aspects of museum operations. Interns interested in history have the option of working with the Managing Director/Archivist, the Director of Development and Programming, the Museum Educator or the Museum Historian. Students whose preparation is not in history have the option of working with the Marketing Manager and other museum staff.

Internship Applicant Criteria

Interested students must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate school student in a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university.

Internship Application Packet

  • Interested students must submit a complete Internship Application Packet which includes the following information:
  • Cover Letter (explaining why you want to intern at UHM and what you hope to gain from the experience)
  • Résumé (please include 3 names of individuals who will serve as references for you and their contact information)
  • College, University, or Graduate School Transcripts

Please mail this information to:
Dr. Courtney Tollison, UHM Historian
540 Buncombe Street
Greenville, SC 29601

    Internships are unpaid unless otherwise noted. Thank you for your interest in the UHM Internship Program!

    Upcoming Events

    Furman University and the Upcountry History Museum

    I: Freedom Stories: Emancipation and Community History

    26 September 2012

    Furman University Younts Conference Center, Shaw Hall, 7:00 PM

    A Public Lecture by Vernon Burton
    Freedom Stories:  Presenting a Working Crowd-sourcing Website

    II: Freedom Stories Mini-Conference: Slavery, Abolition, and the Transition to Freedom
    Sun. 28 October, 2:00PM-6:00 PM

    (Lecture Hall, Upcountry History Museum)
    Stan Harrold (chair), Diane Barnes, A.J. Aiseirithe, Felice Ferguson Knight, Jaime Martinez

    "My Family's Freedom Story:"

    Examples and artifacts from our early adopter Freedom Stories contributors

    Teacher/community workshop: "Finding your Freedom Story

    III: Freedom Stories Mini-Conference: Meanings, Complexities and Legacies of Freedom
    Sun. 18 November, 2:00-6:00 PM

    (Lecture Hall, Upcountry History Museum)
    Bernard Powers Chair); Michael West, Leslie Schwalm, Michael Fitzgerald

    Student and Community Presentations and Posters

    IV: Freedom Stories Capstone: Visualizing Emancipation

    22 January 2012
    (Younts Conference Center, Furman University Campus)
    A Public Lecture by Edward Ayers, President, University of Richmond

    Events, Times and Scholarly Participants Subject to Change

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    Presidential Historian
    Michael Beschloss
    The Exercise of Presidential Power

    October 24, Noon
    Mary Burnet Johnston
    Barbadian Influence in Colonial South Carolina

    November 5, Noon
    James M. Shoemaker
    Book review: Citizens of London by Lynne Olson

    February 11, Noon
    Michael Pratt
    Great Britain and the Confederacy

    March 7, Evening
    Author, Historic Preservationist
    Robert Hicks
    Why the Civil War Matters

    April 8, Noon
    Lloyd Benson, Ph.D.
    Professor of History, Furman University
    Disease and Democracy in Six Atlantic World Cities

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