The Korean War -- often known as The Forgotten War -- is often associated with the hit television series M*A*S*H. Characters like Hawkeye, Radar, Klinger, Hunnicut and Major Houlihan brought the conflict to life. Now, you can experience the history of this often-forgotten war at the Upcountry History Museum at Furman University.
The exhibit The Forgotten War: Korea 1950-1953 will be at the Upcountry History Museum from Sept. 5 through January 31, 2016. This special exhibit is available through a partnership with the U.s. Navy Art Museum and the Naval History & Heritage Command. The exhibit captures the service, contributions and sacrifices of the people who fought in Korea between 1950 and 1953. Soldiers from 20 United Nations member countries and the Army of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) fought against Communist threats in the Korean Peninsula.
This exhibit is a must-see for any history buff and is a great way to introduce people to a portion of history that they may not be familiar with. The Upcountry History Museum is located at 540 Buncombe Street in Greenville. It is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and college students, $4 for children and free for children 3 and under.
One of my favorite things about the Greenville area is that it offers so many cultural and educational opportunities. Residents love to take advantage of special exhibits like this one. History, art and entertainment all coming together for a vibrant community.