Discover the “Seeds of Secession” at Historic Brattonsville

Living history shows South Carolinians’ early concerns about protective tariffs

McCONNELLS, SC – Participate in debates over the issue of nullification at “Seeds of Secession,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road.

The Seeds of Secession began to take root when South Carolinians felt the Federal Government was protecting Northern manufacturers more than they were Southern agriculturalists. As a result, the state adopted The Ordinance of Nullification, declaring tariffs passed in 1828 and 1832 null and void within its borders and bringing us to the brink of secession.

Witness a 19th century militia muster and firearms demonstrations and hear stories of the slaves who endured these times.

On April 18, enjoy another special Living History Day, Sheep Shearing Day, and see the progress from shearing the sheep to cleaning, carding, spinning and weaving the wool.

Admission: Adults $6; Seniors $5; Youth 4-17 $3; 3 and younger and CHM members, free.

Seeds of Secession
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 7
Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC

The Culture & Heritage Museums are managed by the York County Culture and Heritage Commission (CHC), chartered in 1997 by the York County, South Carolina, Council. The Culture and Heritage Foundation supports the CHC, its museums and the future museum being developed on the Catawba River at I-77.