Discover the “Seeds of Secession” at Historic Brattonsville
Rock Hill, SC – Learn how South Carolinians responded to protective tariffs passed in 1828 and 1832 at “Seeds of Secession,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road.
The Seeds of Secession began to take root when South Carolinians felt the Federal Government was protecting Northern manufacturers more than they were Southern agriculturalists. As a result, the state adopted The Ordinance of Nullification, declaring both tariffs null and void within its borders and bringing us to the brink of secession.
Participate in debates over the issue of nullification, witness a 19th century militia muster and firearms demonstrations and hear stories of the slaves who endured these times.
Admission: Adults $6; Seniors $5; Youth 4-17 $3; 3 and younger and CHM members, free.
Seeds of Secession
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 7
1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC
The Culture & Heritage Museums are managed by the York County Culture and Heritage Commission (CHC), chartered in 1997 by the York County, South Carolina, Council. The Culture and Heritage Foundation supports the CHC, its museums and the future museum being developed on the Catawba River at I-77.