Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community

 

The Orpheus Supertones in Concert, Friday, September 19 at 7:30 pm at the Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte Folk Society

One of the country’s best old-time stringbands makes a rare Charlotte stop. Tickets are $20.  The Charlotte Folk Society and Levine Museum of the New South are co-sponsors of this concert.

 

War of 1812 and the Great Pirate Invasion, Saturday, September 20 from 10 am to 3 pm, Museum of the Waxhaws.

Hear about the War of 1812 from Andrew Jackson himself and meet the Pirates that assisted him in the Battle of New Orleans. Learn about “The Star Spangled Banner” and enjoy artifacts of the period.

 

The Militia at Kings Mountain, Saturday, September 20 at 10 am, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Presented by the York County Genealogical and Historical Society, Public Invited, Free.

A Park Ranger will speak on the role of local militias in the Battle of Kings Mountain of October 7, 1780, and the impact of the Patriot victory on the outcome of the American Revolution. And walk around the battlefield after the presentation.

 

Harvest Day at Gregory Creek Homestead, Saturday, September 20 from 10 am to 2 pm, 1335 Museum Road, Statesville.

Living history presentations of life in Iredell County in the mid-1800s, harvesting and preserving fruits and vegetables.

Hearth Cooking class: Learn about heritage cooking practices and how to best cook over a hearth. From 10 am to noon.  Cost $10.

Cloth Dyeing class, Learn how the early settlers made dye and dyed their clothing. From 10 am to noon.  Cost $5.

Gold Panning from Noon to 2 pm. Wear your old clothes.  Free.

For information and class reservations, Iredell Museums at 704-873-4734 or hbparks@iredellmuseums.org

 

Homowo Harvest Food Tasting, Sunday, September 21 from 1 to 3:30 pm, Old Salem.

This Sunday Social features a tasting of foods from plants native to Africa and foods traditionally associated with African American cuisine.

 

Scottish Heritage Day, Sunday, September 21 at the 11 am service, Steele Creek Presbyterian Church,. 

The service opens with a piper leading the parade of tartans into the church.  A covered dish luncheon follows the service in the Family Life Center.  The public is invited. .