Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community

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The Battle of Cowan’s Ford, Saturday, January 28 from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, Jan. 29 from 1 to 4 pm, Historic Latta Plantation.

On February 1st, 1781 Lord Cornwallis and 5,000 British soldiers crossed the Catawba River at Cowan’s Ford just north of Latta. Major General William Lee Davidson with 500 militia opposed the crossing. This living history event will commemorate, educate and demonstrate this event in our history.  There will be cooking, militia drill, camp life, musket firing and music.


Connect With Culture Day, Saturday, January 28 from 1 to 5 pm, Free, Charlotte Museum of History.

Connect with art, history, dance, music and food from around the world – food samples from nine East Charlotte restaurants, Latin Dance, Dances of India, Drums4Life, free guided tours of the Hezekiah Alexander House and self-guided tours of the museum galleries.


Living History: Doing Business in Davidson, Sunday, January 29 at 4 pm, Congregation House, Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 208 Concord Road, Free, Davidson Historical Society.

This is a panel discussion with people who have been involved in past and current businesses in Davidson.   Businesses include Elox Industries, Hoke Lumber, The Needlecraft Center, The Hub and Raeford’s Barber Shop.  They will share their experiences and answer questions.  Audience participation is encouraged.


The Oldest Church in Rock Hill, Sunday, January 29 at 3 pm, York County Genealogical and Historical Society.

David Lyon, former Director of the York County Library and member of St John’s, will share the history of the oldest church in Rock Hill. The meeting is at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Oakland Ave., Rock Hill SC.


The Night before Cowan’s Ford, Friday, January 27 at 5:30 pm, dinner, $37, Sons of the American Revolution.

The SAR, DAR, Davidson College, and the Town of Davidson invite you to commemorate the Battle of Cowan’s Ford with a cash bar, dinner, pomp and circumstance, and a night of honor, celebration, socializing and remembrance. This event will be at the River Run Country Club in Davidson.  For reservations and information contact Jay Joyce at jay@mecklenburgsar.org  or call 704-526-9548.