Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community


A Welsh Tea, Sunday July 27 at 4 to 5:30 pm, Charlotte Museum of History

Join us for a delightful and informative afternoon tea that explores the tea customs and food of Wales.


Visit Winthrop University, Rock Hill, Saturday, July 26, at 9 am, York County Genealogical and Historical Society.

Dr. Eddie Lee will talk about the history of Winthrop University and then lead a walking tour of historic sites on the Winthrop campus.  Meet at the Little Chapel on the back campus.


Jr. Farm Camp, July 28-31 from 9 am to 1 pm. Ages 6-8, Cost: $100. Historic Latta Plantation.

If your children like the outdoors and animals, they will love this experience! In addition to getting up close to a variety of farm animals, campers will learn and participate in farm chores, animal care, and natural plants and medicines.


Backcountry Rangers Camp, July 28 – August 1, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm each day, Schiele Museum, Gastonia, Grades: 1 – 2, reservations required, cost $175 per week, for information contact 704-854-6676.

Be a Time Traveler. Use your imagination to turn back the clock to the 1700’s as you travel back in time to the Carolina Backcountry Frontier.  Campers will follow in the footsteps of Daniel Boone to experience 18th century life ways and skills: wilderness travel and scouting, food for the trail, life on a backcountry farm, pioneer woodworking and frontier fun.


Heritage Days Summer Camp: Backcountry Explorers, July 28-30, 9 am to 1 pm, ages 8 to 13, cost $40, President James K. Polk State Historic Site

Discover history through nature. Come and explore this connection by learning how the Catawba Indians and the early settlers lived off the land in Mecklenburg County over 200 years ago. Through a guided nature scavenger hunt, campers will learn about various plants and wildlife that inhabited Polk’s backcountry. Camp will conclude with a special wildlife demonstration presented by Emily Walker, a certified naturalist from Chimney Rock State Park


Under the Big Top, Thursday July 24 from 10 am to 3 pm, boys and girls ages 6-12. cost $35, Reservations required.  Bring a sack lunch, Spencer Doll and Toy Museum.

Fun and games:  learn to juggle and how to form balloon animals.  Explore the museum’s vintage Shoenhut circus toys and figures.


Alice In Wonderland (or Down the Rabbit Hole), Thursday July 31, from 10 am to 3 pm, ages 6-12, cost $35, Reservations required.  Bring a sack lunch, Spencer Doll and Toy Museum.

Join us for a day of merriment.  There will be a Mad Hatter Tea Party, costumes (Alice in Wonderland type) encouraged by not required.  We will make top hats or rabbit ears.


Cartooning Camp, Friday, July 25 from 10 am to noon, ages 10-14, cost $25 Gaston County Museum

Sign up and try your hand at the art of cartooning! Campers spend 2 hours with professional cartoonist Dave McDonald, who guides them through making their own cartoon. Space is very limited so call early to reserve your spot.