Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community

For site contact information see the most recent MHA Docents Dandelion Newsletter


Teacher Appreciation Day, Thursday, July 27 from 10 am to 2 pm, Historic Brattonsville Plantation.

Historic Brattonsville will thank area teachers on this special day for their tireless dedication to our nation’s youth and their support of our nation’s past.  There will be guided tours, food and free admission for all current teachers and their families.  Teachers will meet our interpretive staff and learn of our school programs for the next school year.


Lando-Manetta Mills History Center.

This delightful small town museum commemorates Lando-Manetta Mills and the community that dates from before the Revolution.  Located 32 miles south of Charlotte, near Landsford Canal it is open most weekday mornings and Sunday afternoons.  Call to check hours before coming.  http://landomanettamillshistorycenter.com


The town of Chester, nearby, is hosting the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked” from June 24 to August 6.  In connection with this exhibit, on Saturday, July 29, the History Center will be showing home movies of the mill and village from 1935, 1945 and 1985.  The festivities start at 5 pm with film at 7.


Job Opportunity at Latta Plantation.

Latta needs someone to care for the animals in the early morning from Monday to Friday – 20 to 30 hours per week.  Large animal experience including hoof trimming and sheep shearing is required.  Contact the executive director David Clay at  dclay@lattaplantation.org for  more information.