Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community

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Spirits of Rosedale, Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29, tours every 20 minutes from 7 to 9:20 pm, Historic Rosedale.

The Spirits of Rosedale takes visitors on a night tour through the plantation home’s first floor, kitchen basement, and gardens. Rosedale’s theatrical team presents this family-friendly Halloween production appropriate for audiences ages 6 and up. Be careful not to linger too long with the spirits…. they are just DYING to meet you!


All Hallows Eve Family Day, Saturday, October 29 from 10 am to 2 pm, Historic Latta Plantation.

Dress in your best Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat around the Latta Plantation. Play games, see historical demonstrations and meet the friendly farm animals. Children’s costume awards will be given to The Best Historical Character, The Best Classical Storybook Character, The Best Farm Animal Costume and The Most Creative Costume.


Matters of Grave Importance, Saturday, October 29 at 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, President James K. Polk State Historic Site.

Learn about the past, present and future of local cemetery history with historian and preservation expert Jason Harpe who will demonstrate preservation techniques in the Polk Family Cemetery. There will be a discussion session during which participants may share their individual cemetery preservation experiences or questions.


General Francis Marion Tour, Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon, October 27-30, Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.

Charles Baxley of the SCAR will be leading this professional tour of the significant sites of Gen. Francis Marion’s partisan warfare in South Carolina.  America’s History LLC will provide all tour services. For a complete itinerary, fees and expenses, see http://americashistoryllc.com/2015/the-swamp-fox-rides-again-francis-marions-war-in-south-caroline


Halloween Fund Raiser, Friday, October 28 from 8 pm, Duke Mansion, $75.00.

Casino games, Food and Drink, Dance to the Bad Daddies, silent auction, cocktail attire. For more info www.biddingforgood.com/DukeMansion