Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community

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Rebecca Boone, Backcountry Woman, Tuesday, September 6, MHA Docent Meeting.

Fellowship Hall of Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church.  Refreshments at 9:30, business meeting at 10, program at 11.  Visitors are always welcome.

Behind every successful man stands a woman. Daniel Boone, America’s pioneer hero, was no different. And he had a good one—Rebecca Bryan Boone. Her story has fallen in the shadows of her famous husband, but is now told with great care and most appropriately by one of her descendants, Sue Kelly Ballard of Kentucky.

Award-winning author and storyteller Randell Jones will share stories from the life of Daniel and Rebecca Boone and read passages from My Blessed, Wretched Life by Sue Kelly Ballard. (He will have autographed copies of Ballard’s book available.)  Randell is a member since 2007 of the Road Scholars Speakers Bureau of the North Carolina Humanities Council, which sponsors this presentation.

 

Revolutionary War Battle Re-enactment, Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4 from 10 am to 4 pm, Historic Latta Plantation.

Labor Day weekend Historic Latta Plantation will present their annual Revolutionary War Reenactments of the Battle of the Bees and The Battle of Charlotte. Battles will take place both days at 2 pm (bring your own chair). Hear Colonel and Mrs Polk tell of life in Charlotte at that time and of the events leading up to these battles.  Visit with the farm animals, see camp cooking, civilian life and other demonstrations plus music and food vendors.