Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community

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The MHA Docent Field Trip to South Carolina has been canceled due to lack of interest.


The Vietnam Veterans event at the Museum of the Waxhaws on Saturday, October 3 has been Canceled.

With all of the rain we have had, the ground it just too muddy.


The Opening of the Amazing Maize Maze has been postponed until next weekend, October 10 and 11. Just too much rain!


On the Way to Here: Adventures In Photography, Music And Life, Exhibit Opening, Thursday, October 8, Charlotte Museum of History.

This new exhibit of the works of photographer Daniel Coston illustrates his travels in Europe and the US as he covered musicians and artists for TV networks and nearly every major publication in the US and Europe. In his work for the Charlotte Observer he has documented the changing scenes of North Carolina society. This exhibit illustrates his insight on his subjects, and what photography has meant to him.


Charlotte Folk Society Gathering Concert & Jams, Friday, October 9, The Red Clay Ramblers, the band that helped to fuel a revival of NC old-time music and went on to win Tony Awards on Broadway.

Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte. 7:30 pm; doors open 7 pm. Free; donations appreciated. www.folksociety.org


City of Kings Mountain’s Gateway Festival, Saturday, October 10 from 10 am to 4 pm, Free.

This Annual Festival offers trolley service to transport visitors around town and through time as we celebrate the anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain. At the Museum, explore the “Pig Pickin’ & Finger Lickin’: Kings Mountain’s Food History” exhibit, then stroll the Museum Commons to see costumed interpreters of the Historic Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley demonstrating backcountry foodways at the Robert Barber Log House.


Artillery of The American Revolution & Civil War, Lecture and Demonstration, Tuesday, October 13 at 6 pm followed by a Barbeque Dinner, Walnut Grove Plantation off I-26 at Route 221.

Eddie Smith of Wofford College will demonstrate and fire two cannons with members of the Military Center of the Carolinas. RSVP to Charles Gray at 864-641-8378 or GrayCH@wofford.edu


Genealogy 101: Getting Started, Wednesday, October 14 at 5:30 pm, Steele Creek Library.

Celebrate Family History Month by learning how to trace your family’s story. Join us for this informative, hands-on session and get research tips and internet searching help from an experienced librarian from the Carolina Room.


Apple Day at Gregory Creek Homestead, Saturday, October 10 from 10 am to 2 pm, Iredell Museums, Free.

Learn how early settlers used apples in their everyday lives by drying apples for preservation and making apple sauce.