Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community

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

Admission charged at all events unless otherwise noted.

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

 

Billinda Daylily Garden Lecture, Saturday, February 24 at 10 am to noon, rain date Saturday, March 3, Historic Rosedale.

Bill Gluck is a Daylily hybridizer and owner of Billinda Daylily Gardens, an official American Hemerocallis Society Garden. He will speak about his garden and award-winning hybrid Daylilies and take orders for spring delivery.  Reservations suggested.

 

Forging Ahead, Saturday, February 24 from 1 to 4 pm, Historic Rosedale.

In celebration of Black History Month visit the Rosedale Smithy to see a blacksmithing demonstration and learn of the farm’s enslaved residents many of whom were skilled blacksmiths in the time before the Civil War.

 

Cherokee Attack Anniversary, Saturday, February 24 from 9 am to 5 pm with a 6:30 pm Evening Program, Sunday, February 25 from 10 am to 3 pm, Fort Dobbs State Historic Site.

On February 27, 1760, the 30-man garrison of Fort Dobbs engaged in a bloody, confusing, night-time skirmish with as many as 70 Cherokee warriors. This living history program will give visitors a glimpse of what life was like for the soldiers and settlers seeking protection through on-going displays of camp life, as well as scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations.

 

Artillery Weekend, Friday, February 23 at 7 pm and Saturday, February 24 at 10 am to noon, Historic Camden, SC.

This artillery weekend features the unveiling of a recently donated full-sized replica Revolutionary War three-pounder grasshopper cannon. Friday is Adult Tavern Night with beer, wine and food at the recently restored McCaa’s tavern. Saturday is a family friendly program. Both events feature period dressed reenactors with cannon and musket firings.

 

Volunteer Open House, Saturday February 24 from 10 am to noon, President James K Polk State Historic Site, Free.

Learn about volunteer opportunities with a site tour. Meet current volunteers and discuss their experiences.

 

History Before Us, Tuesday, February 27 at 7 to 8 pm, Mount Holly Historical Society, Free.

Frederick Murphy will discuss his project “History Before Us.” From the website www.historybeforeus.com   “History Before Us is a gatekeeper in capturing, preserving, and sharing influential history. This initiative spawned from years of family research, racial inequality, and oral histories shared by those who were resilient during adversity. Many individuals contributed to the fabric and foundation of this country, making it our duty to ensure these experiences are cemented in history and shared with future generations.”