CHM Volunteers & Mike Scoggins on TV


April 13, 2011
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Local people, sites featured in Smithsonian Channel program
“Born Fighting” tells the story of the Scots-Irish in America

– “Born Fighting,” a two-part series on the story of the Scots-Irish in America, may be viewed on the Smithsonian Channel.
Scenes and people from York County, including Culture & Heritage Museums Historian Michael Scoggins (who was interviewed for the shows) and various volunteer re-enactors in scenes from Historic Brattonsville, may be glimpsed in the programs.
“Born Fighting: Preachers and Warriors” airs at 8 & 11 p.m. Friday, April 15 and at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 16. “Born Fighting: Shaping America” airs at 9 p.m. Friday, April 15 and at 12 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16.
According to “In this landmark two-part series, Senator Jim Webb tells the largely forgotten story of the Scots-Irish, a people whose values, culture and fighting spirit profoundly shaped America. Follow Senator Webb as he tracks their heroes and legends from William Wallace to Andrew Jackson, the first of 17 Scots-Irish U.S. Presidents. Their Bible-thumping, battle-scarred march for independence took them from Scotland to Northern Ireland and finally the open expanses of early America, where they would leave an indelible mark on the national character.”

Local re-enactors who were included in the filming were David Walker, Dale Loberger, Bob McCann, Kip Carter, Barry Grant, Mark Hall, Jim Strong, Ryan York and Leigh van Blarcom. Members of the SC Independent Rangers from Spartanburg and Greenville Counties were Robert Hall, Chris Rucker, Jeff Chrisey, John Moss, Robert Edwards, James Crocker, and Will Caldwell.
See Sneak Previews at, click on the “Born Fighting” image or go directly to

The Culture & Heritage Museums is a family of museums in York County, SC, which includes Historic Brattonsville, Main Street Children’s Museum, McCelvey Center, Museum of York County,  and the future museum on the Catawba River.