Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community

For site contact information see the most recent MHA Docents Dandelion Newsletter


Thank You Note Tea Party, Saturday, June 4 at 11 am to 1 pm, Historic Rosedale.

Teach your child to be thoughtful and considerate through the lost art of handwritten thank you notes, an essential part of being a Southern lad or lady. We will teach the etiquette of the note while your child learns the valuable lesson of expressing gratitude they will carry into adulthood. Dress up or come as you are and enjoy the atmosphere of a tea party in the charming English basement kitchen of our 200 year old Federal home. The lady of the house will be teaching the lesson and Rosedale will provide stationery to get you started.


Civil War Battle Re-enactment, Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5 from 10 am to 5 pm, Latta Plantation.

Living history exhibits, ladies antebellum tea, suttlers, food vendors, and a battle re-enactment each day at 2:00pm.


Living History Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5 from 10 am to 4 pm, Cowpens National Battlefield.

First Maryland, Southern Campaign encampment (American Continentals) Weapons firing demonstrations at 10:30, 11:45, 1:45, and 3:15.


A Four Course Meal with Scotch Whiskies by Glenfiddich, Thursday, June 2 , Historic Rural Hill.

See the website for details.


Mini Farm Camp (ages 4-5) May 31 to June 2 at 9 am to noon each day, Historic Latta Plantation.

This camp is for boys and girls to learn about farm life. Campers will meet the Latta animals, including chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, a cow, mule, and horse plus hands-on farm activities, crafts, games, and getting up close and personal with the animals.


History Book Sale, Regular Museum Hours, Matthews Heritage Museum.

The Museum has an ongoing sale of books donated by Craig Marek of Matthews. Over 200 books, mostly military… a few from the Civil War period, many more from World War I and World War II. Plus books on airplanes, world leaders at the time of the wars, battles, etc. Books start at $1 and go up to $10.


Blue Star Museums.

The Matthews Heritage Museum and over 2,000 museums around the country are offering free admission to active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.