Sept. 15, 2020

Contact: Marie Cheek

Community Relations Coordinator

Culture & Heritage Museums


Remote learning opportunity focuses on the Carolina backcountry’s role in the American Revolution

Enrollment open for digital webinar – “Carolina Piedmont Seminar Series: Exploring Our Revolutionary Past”

YORK, S.C. – Culture & Heritage Museums presents “Carolina Piedmont Seminar Series:  Exploring Our Revolutionary Past” – three instructional Zoom webinars that cover the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.  The virtual seminars are led by Zach Lemhouse, historian for Culture & Heritage Museums and director of the Southern Revolutionary War Institute.

“Carolina Piedmont Seminar Series: Exploring Our Revolutionary Past” is scheduled for Oct. 14, 21, and 28 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. EST. Each webinar will be recorded; participants can join the live webinars or watch at a later date and time of their choice. Enrollment is required. Recommended for ages 12 and older.

Enrollment details:

Enrollment includes three live webinars led by Zach Lemhouse, digital class notes, and a copy of the book – “The Day it Rained Militia: Huck’s Defeat and the Revolution in the South Carolina Backcountry” by Michael C. Scoggins.

Enrollment and further instructions can be found here: Enroll here :  Exploring Our Revolutionary Past

Culture & Heritage Museum members:  $30; non-members: $40.  Click here to become a member

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Seminar Descriptions:

October 14 – “Road to Williamson’s Plantation: May 12, 1780-July 11 1780”

By late 1779/early 1780 the American Revolution had reached a stalemate. The British hoped that a successful southern campaign would break the stalemate and ultimately end the Revolution. After a lengthy siege and a three-day bombardment, the Patriots garrisoned at Charles Town surrendered to the British. Join Lemhouse as he discusses the series of events that occurred between this major Patriot loss and the Battel of Huck’s Defeat.

October 21– “A good dressing before day light: The Battle of Huck’s Defeat, July 12, 1780”

Capt. Huck was dispatched in early July. His objective: apprehend Patriot leaders in present-day York County. When news of Huck’s movements reached Col. William Bratton he led a detachment of Patriot militia to engage Huck near Brattonsville. Join Lemhouse as he discusses Christian Huck’s rendezvous with destiny at the Battle of Hucks’ Defeat.

October 28 – “Road to Yorktown: July 13, 1780- October 19, 1781”

Despite the small size and brevity of the engagement, the Battle of Huck’s Defeat is considered by many to be a turning point for the American Revolution in the Carolina Backcountry. Join Lemhouse as he discusses the series of events that occurred between this major Patriot victory and the British defeat at Yorktown.

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About Culture & Heritage Museums, the Historical Center of York County, and the Southern Revolutionary War Institute:

Culture & Heritage Museums is a family of museums that includes the Museum of York County and Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill, Historic Brattonsville in McConnells, and the McCelvey Center in York.

The Historical Center and Southern Revolutionary War Institute are located on the McCelvey Center’s campus.

Open since 1989, the Historical Center of York County serves as the county’s archival repository and collects, preserves, interprets, and maintains information of historical importance.

The Southern Revolutionary War Institute is the only center exclusively dedicated to the study of the Revolution in the Southern states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee. Although the general scope of the Institute is the entire Southern Campaign, it has a particular focus on the Revolutionary War in the Carolina backcountry.

Culture & Heritage Museums is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums; accreditation signifies “excellence and credibility to the entire museum community, to governments and outside agencies and to the museum-going public.”