Volunteer Recruitment at Historic Brattonsville


February 11, 2013

Media contact: Mary Lynn Norton

Phone:  803.909.7244                                                                                          



Become a Modern Day Patriot 

Volunteer Recruitment at Historic Brattonsville

Saturday, February 23, 2013, Noon until 3:00pm

McConnells, SC – Historic Brattonsville is recruiting new members to join their ranks as the volunteer arm of Historic Brattonsville.

The Bratton Family settled in what is now York County in 1762.  Their family farm is now known as Historic Brattonsville, one of the four sites managed by  the Culture and Heritage Museums of York County.  Historic Brattonsville was also one of the sites  featured in the filming of the movie "The Patriot".

As a Modern Day Patriot, you can dress in 18th or 19th century attire while learning the history of the settlers of the Carolina backwoods including the Bratton family and the enslaved.  The volunteer opportunities at Historic Brattonsville are as varied as they are rewarding.  Dressing out is not a requirement of volunteering.  Volunteer needs range from gardening, and carpentry, to sales and hospitality and everything in between.  Volunteering at Historic Brattonsville is also a great family event.

The Friends of Brattonsville are hosting a Recruit a Patriot event on Saturday, February 23rd from Noon until 3:00pm at Historic Brattonsville.  Meet Culture & Heritage Museum Director, Carey Tilley; Brattonsville Manager, Kevin Lynch; Brattonsville staff, and current Friends of Brattonsville volunteers.  There will be tours of the site and refreshments for those attending.

Please call or email CHM Volunteer Resource Manager, Windy Cole, to sign up for the recruitment event and for more information at 803-909-7218 or wcole@chmuseums.org.