Harvest on the Homestead ~ Oct. 19, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 30, 2019


Contact: Marie Cheek, Community Relations Coordinator, Culture & Heritage Museums 803.818.6767 mcheek@chmuseums.org


There’s a new family-friendly event this fall at Historic Brattonsville


“Harvest on the Homestead” features 19th century-style harvest time festivities


McCONNELLS, S.C. – “Harvest on the Homestead” celebrates the Carolina Piedmont’s agricultural heritage with 19th century-style harvest time festivities. Historic Brattonsville’s living history farm bustles about in preparation for winter. There’s corn to shell and grind, and cotton to pick and run through the old gin. Apples, pumpkins and other seasonal foods spice up the table for historical cooking and preservation demonstrations. Traditional crafts are afoot in the wood shop and blacksmith forge. Fun fall activities for the children highlight old fashion games such as bobbing for apples, frolicking in the corn pit and running relay races. The entertaining Tim Lowry returns for a musing of storytelling. Visit heritage breed animals in the barnyard and a 4-H petting zoo. Concessions available for purchase.


Harvest on the Homestead


WHEN: Sat. Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


LOCATION: Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, S.C. 29726


ADMISSION: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Youth $5, CHM members & ages 3 and under FREE.


For more information, call 803.684.2327 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/brattonsville/


IMAGES: Historic Brattonsville’s Junior Docents shell corn, press apples, and explore the living history farm. Photos taken at previous events; courtesy of CHM. For high resolution images, contact Marie Cheek.


ABOUT HISTORIC BRATTONSVILLE: Historic Brattonsville features over thirty colonial and antebellum structures, including two house museums. The plantation spreads over 800-acres and includes farmed land with heritage breed animals, a Revolutionary War battlefield site with interpretive trail, and a nature preserve with miles of walking trails. Seasonal events, reenactments, and living history programs interpret life in the Carolina Backcountry from the 1750s to the 1850s.


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