Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community

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

Admission charged at most events unless otherwise noted.

Many of these events sell out so it is best to register at the web sites.


The Southern Woman: Before the Civil War, Monday, March 16, MHA Dinner Meeting.

Trinity Presbyterian Church.  Dinner is at 6:30 followed by the program at 7:15.  Those not having dinner may enjoy the program at no charge.  To make a reservation for dinner use the order form in your MHA Newsletter or contact Barbara Taylor at 308 Braxton Dr., Indian Trail 28079, btaylor797@aol.com  or 336-404-1751.

Sally McMillen will talk about black and white women in the antebellum and Civil War South.  She will also tell how a born-and-bred Californian became so intrigued by them.  Professor Emeritus Dr. Sally McMillen recently retired from a long and distinctive career at Davidson College. At the college she held the Mary Reynolds Babcock professorship and was Chair of the History Department for eight years. She was a founder of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Dept at Davidson and author of five books—two on southern women and two on the women’s suffrage movement.


Mark Your Calendar.  The Fourth Annual Voices From The Past Cemetery Tour Will be Held on Saturday, April 18 from 1 to 4 pm in Elmwood/Pinewood and Settlers Cemeteries. 


Haunted History Tour: Celebration of the Irish, Friday, March 20 at 6:30 to 8 pm, Historic Rosedale.

Our Haunted History Tours take on an Irish flare! We’ll look at Rosedale’s Irish connections and Celtic haunted folklore.


Charlotte Readers Podcast with Scott Syfert, Saturday, March 21 from 2 to 3 pm, Charlotte Museum of History.

Charlotte Readers Podcast will conduct a live one-hour podcast with Scott Syfert, Charlotte native and author of “The First American Declaration of Independence?” about the disputed Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence in the shadow of one of signers of the mysterious document.


Spring Volunteer Open House, Saturday, March 21 from 10 am to Noon, Free, President James K. Polk State Historic Site.

Those who love history, enjoy interacting with people and/or have a special modern or historical skill are invited to join us and become a volunteer. Learn about volunteer opportunities, take a tour of the site, and meet current volunteers to discuss their experiences.


Andrew Jackson’s 253rd Birthday Celebration, Saturday, March 21 from 10 am to 4 pm, Andrew Jackson State Museum.

At this annual celebration there will be crafters demonstrating and selling their crafts, Revolutionary War reenactors firing their muskets, tours of the museum and the one-room school house and shopping in the gift shop. For the children there will be Colonial toys, quill pen writing, butter churning  and candle dipping.  There will be a plant sale and refreshments will be available.


Genealogy and Family History Expo, Saturday, March 21, All Day, York County Library.

An exciting all day genealogy expo at the Main Library in Rock Hill. Learn from top genealogists, meet representatives from area genealogical, lineage, and historical societies, and win a free DNA kit and genealogy books.  Special presentations include DNA and genetic genealogy research, African-American genealogy, South Carolina court records, and the latest tech tools for genealogy.


15th Annual Native American Studies Week- “Native Humor, Satire, and Parody,” Friday March 20 through Thursday, March 26, Native American Studies Center, USC Lancaster.

Celebrating comedy and humor, events include an art and craft festival, film screening, an art exhibit opening, an interactive painting demonstration, storytelling, a lecture discussing Native American trickster figures, and more.


Native American Art and Craft Sale, Saturday March 21 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Beautiful and unique arts including baskets, jewelry and pottery, from a number of talented Indigenous artists plus storytellers throughout the day.


“Powwow Highway” Film Screening, Monday, March 23 at 5:30 to 7:30 pm, 87 Minutes.

This drama/comedy follows two Cheyenne friends on a road trip as they journey to Santa Fe in a 1964 Buick Wildcat named “Protector.” Followed by a Q&A session with USCL Professor Claudia Heinemann-Priest.


“Tricksters” Lecture and Storytelling, Tuesday March 24 at 4 to 5:30 pm.

Folklorist and Director of Native American Studies Dr. Stephen Criswell presents a talk about Native American trickster figures. Criswell will be joined by Catawba artist and guest storyteller Beckee Garris.


Interactive Painting Session, Thursday March 26 at 9:30 to 10:45 am.

Join Otoe-Missouria-Cherokee artist Tom Farris as he creates a work based on audience participation in the Center’s North Gallery in conjunction with Native American Studies Week.


“Humor, Parody, and Satire: The Artwork of Tom Farris and Chris Olszewski,” Exhibit Opening. Thursday, March 26 from 4 to 7 pm. 

In conjunction with Native American Studies Week, this exhibit features the work of artists Tom Farris and Chris Olszewski. Visitors will have the opportunity to speak with Farris during this exhibit opening.