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.


Powerful Women on the Plantation, Saturday, January 25 at 11 am and at 2 pm, Historic Brattonsville.

At each of these two presentations author, educator and historian Pat Veasey will discuss Harriet Bratton, her highly skilled cooks, and Catharine Ladd, Brattonsville’s first schoolmistress in 1839.  She will also be available to sign copies of her recent book A Relentless Spirit, Catharine Ladd: Southern Educator, Entrepreneur, and Author, 1808-1899. House tours and other historical activities will be ongoing.


Preserving Your Family Stories, Thursday January 23 at 6 to 8 pm, York County Library.

Join genealogist and local journalist Gene Stowe as he explains how to interview your relatives and expand your understanding of your family’s past.


Open Hearth Cooking Workshop, Saturday, January 25 at 10 am to 2 pm, Pre-Registration Required, $40.00, Historic Latta Plantation.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn more complex techniques of cooking over an open hearth and get to taste everything cooked in the workshop. The menu will include seasonal selections consisting of meat or chicken, vegetables, breads and dessert. Some experience with open hearth cooking required, Wear closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle.