Hog Butchering Day at Historic Brattonsville


January 7, 2013

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“Hog Butchering Day at Historic Brattonsville”

Experience Early American Foodways in the Carolina Backcountry

Saturday, January 12, 2013 / 10am - 4pm

McConnells, SC – Have you ever wondered where your bacon comes from or what are chitlins? Witness the time-honored process of butchering and preserving meat, and learn why pork was so important for the survival of early settlers.  A significant food staple, the hog also provided settlers with essential byproducts critical to everyday life.  Come and experience many aspects of colonial life such as hearth cooking and soap making through the activity of hog butchering!

Lunch will be available from Gardner’s Barbecue.  The Gardner family continues a long tradition of barbecue in the western York County community of Bethesda.  Smoked pulled-pork sandwiches and made-from-scratch fresh country sausage sandwiches will be offered.

Ongoing period butchering, preservation, cooking demonstrations and soap making will occur from 10:00am until 4:00pm.  Barbecue lunch will be available from 11:30am until it runs out.

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

Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC.  For more information on Historic Brattonsville and directions, visit www.chmuseums.org.