Sarah Pritchard

The Catawba Nation | Let's Go!

By Sarah Pritchard

Kassidy PlylerThe Catawba Indian Nation is the only federally recognized reservation in the state of South Carolina. The Catawba people have lived in the Piedmont region for over six thousand years, and today occupy about three thousand acres in Rock Hill, S.C.

The Catawba Cultural Center | Let’s Go!

By Sarah Pritchard

The Catawba Cultural CenterAt the Catawba Cultural Center visitors can learn about many important aspects of the traditions of the Catawba people. The museum includes various displays on the tribe's important chiefs, the unique practice of hand made pottery, and the evolution of Catawba life since the arrival of European settlers to the area. Visitors can also learn about the importance of the Catawba River in the culture of the Catawba Indian Nation.

Upcountry History Museum | Let’s Go!

By Sarah Pritchard

Kristen PaceThe Upcountry History Museum - Furman University connects people, history and culture in a variety of different ways. You can learn about local history, or check out some of the museum's traveling exhibits. The museum covers 300 years of the region's history starting with the Native Americans in the area, the Revolutionary War, the early growth of Greenville, the region's impact on the state's economy, and even the Civil Rights Movement. A lot of what happened in the Upcountry, influenced national history, too.

SC African American History Calendar - August Honoree: Henry Minton

By Sarah Pritchard

Images of Henry Minton - SC African American History Calendar - August HonoreeHenry Minton was the visionary behind Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Commonly known as the Boulé, an ancient Greek term for a council of chiefs, Sigma Pi Phi was formally established on May 15, 1904, becoming the first African American Greek-letter fraternity. He envisioned a fraternity of men with similar academic and professional attributes, who would help improve the black community.

Fort Hill Plantation | Let’s Go!

By Sarah Pritchard

Fort Hill PlantationWilliam Hiott is the Executive Director & Chief Curator for Fort Hill Plantation. He guides us through the history of Fort Hill and its famous residents, John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson. Hiott also shares the unique history of the Calhoun and Clemson women who were the family owners of the historic home. With each find from archeological digs, the untold experiences of the enslaved Africans who lived and worked at Fort Hill Plantation are also being revealed.

These Are The Days Of Our Lives | Endowment Intern Sarah

By Sarah Pritchard

A photo of the Catawba River in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Well, for those of you still reading, today is the day – my last day at SCETV. It truly blows my mind how fast these past ten weeks have flown by. It’s like I blinked and it was over. This summer has presented me with many new and exciting challenges, not just at work, but it was also my first time living completely alone – no roommates, no siblings, no parents, not even a pet. It has been an experience for sure, and one that I won’t soon forget. But, before I get all sappy, let me first tell you about my final week. This week, I completed the videos for the Catawba Cultural Center on Let’s...

Under Pressure | Endowment Intern Sarah

By Sarah Pritchard

Sarah Pritchard speaking at the ETV Endowment Intern luncheon. Well, this week started out like any other. We had the ETV Endowment Intern Luncheon on Monday, and Moe’s catered, and then – Oh, sorry. Yeah, it wasn’t like any other. The lunch on Monday was awesome because I got to see the other interns (minus RoseCatherine – we missed you), and I got to see what they have been working on all summer. I was super nervous about having to get up and speak to a room full of people, but I somehow managed to get through it. Just kidding, I didn’t just manage, (I think) I crushed it. One of my go-to sayings since the beginning of the summer has been, “a smooth...

One Vision | Endowment Intern Sarah

By Sarah Pritchard

Pete Hill talks about his career as and international championship drag racer. Check out the full video on Palmetto Scene.My eighth week at ETV went by in a blur. The days this week seemed to just run together, because there really wasn’t anything special going on. Plus, it has been kind of quiet for me, with both Ty and Andrew out of the office. I have been working mostly on the VR tour of the Upcountry History Museum for Let’s Go! . I also did a little bit of planning for the August South Carolina African American History video about Henry Minton. This included the usual research and sending emails. The VR for the Upcountry History Museum has been a much slower process than the Fort Hill tour , because they...

Drag Racer Pete Hill: A Legend on Two Wheels

By Sarah Pritchard

Pete Hill TrophyPete and Jackie Hill have been in the motorcycle game for over 50 years, but it is their accomplishments on the drag strip that have given them international recognition. In his long and successful career, Pete Hill won several national and international drag racing championships. He won his first International Drag Bike Association (IDBA) championship title in 1981, and went on to win four more. He also won four titles with the American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA). Jackie was always by his side serving as his pit crew. According to Pete, he only raced to test his theories. The...

We Are The Champions | Endowment Intern Sarah

By Sarah Pritchard

Me and my roommate Taylor on a rather overcast Fourth of July on a dock in Charleston.Well, I think the title for this week’s blog post is an obvious salute to the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) for winning the FIFA World Cup on Sunday, in case you have been living under a rock, or “don’t care” about women’s sports – but if the latter is true, you really are living under a rock; it’s 2019. That was easily the most exciting thing to happen in America since _________. (Fill in the blank. I don’t know what you find exciting.) You are probably wondering what I could have possibly been up to last week, since I was only in the office for three days. Well, it honestly wasn’t much...

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