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.


Just a Reminder, This Coming Monday:

Appalachia in the Trenches: German Internment in WWI America, Monday, November 19, MHA Dinner Meeting. For details see https://www.meckdec.org – Next MHA 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.

Please note that the Fellowship Hall at Trinity has been extensively renovated.  It is no longer accessible from the parking lot at the rear of the building.  The entrance is now at the front of the building from the new, more accessible parking lot located there.


Holiday Kickoff Celebration, Saturday, November 24 from Noon to 4 pm, Historic Rosedale.

Join us the Saturday after Thanksgiving to start the season right. There will be live music, a photo contest, vendors and craft demonstrations. Photo contest judged by: Daniel Coston, Music by Maya Atkins and John Renwick with Trish Condor.


Victorian Christmas, Friday and Saturday November 23 and 24 from 10 am to 5 pm, Historic Latta Plantation.

Step into an 1860s Christmas as you stroll through the plantation house, grounds, and outbuildings.   Live Celtic Christmas music and local artisans with items for sale will be in the carriage barn.  Stay all day and enjoy a hot meal from the food vendors.


The Lives of Enslaved African Americans, Saturday, November 24 from 10 am to 4 pm, Historic Ramsour’s Mill Battleground Park, Lincolnton, NC, Lincoln County Historical Association, Supported by a Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.

At this day-long event public historian Nicole Moore will deliver a third-person presentation on the lives of enslaved African Americans during the institution of slavery. Living Historian Dontavius Williams will present “The Chronicles of Adam”  a first-person account of the life of an enslaved African American blacksmith.