Sheep Shearing Day 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


March 28, 2016


 


Contact:


Marie Cheek


Community Relations Coordinator


Culture & Heritage Museums


www.chmuseums.org


803/909-7244


mcheek@chmuseums.org




“Sheep Shearing Day” features demonstrations throughout the day of the traditional textile art of spinning, dying, and weaving wool


 


McCONNELLS, SC- Nineteenth-century dressed interpreters will be shearing the Gulf Coast heritage sheep at Historic Brattonsville from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on April 9. The living history museum will be demonstrating throughout the day how raw woolen fleece is processed for carding, spinning, dyeing with natural indigo, and weaving the wool into finished garments. The 800-acre Carolina backcountry plantation has new spring lambs and an assortment of heritage breed animals.


TL Cafe Food Truck will be on site throughout the day serving grilled kabobs and other delicacies.


Sheep Shearing Day


April 9, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Admission: Adult $6; Senior $5; Youth 4-17 $3; CHM members and children 3 and under admitted FREE. 


Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC 29726. www.chmuseums.org 803.684.2327.