Sheep Shearing Day

Endangered Gulf Coast breed being preserved

McCONNELLS, SC – See the sheep being prepared for spring as they were 150 years ago at Sheep Shearing Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Historic Brattonsville.

View demonstrations of shearing, cleaning, carding, spinning and weaving as you discover the important role sheep played in the lives of Carolinians in the 1800s. Visit Historic Brattonsville’s rare breed of Gulf Coast Sheep, descendants of sheep brought to Florida from Spain in the 1500s. Learn more about our Heritage Breeds program at

At 2 p.m., enjoy a fashion show highlighting clothing styles of the 1840s.

FREE with general admission: $6 adult, $5 senior, $3 youth 4-17; children 3 and younger and CHM members admitted free.

Sheep Shearing Day
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 18
Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells

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.