For Immediate Release:
March 5, 2024

Marie Cheek
Community Relations Coordinator
Culture & Heritage Museums

Historic Brattonsville celebrates Women’s History Month

Living History Saturdays throughout the month of March portray the vital and changing roles of women in the Carolina Piedmont during the 18th and 19th centuries

McCONNELLS, S.C. – During the month of March, Living History Saturdays focus on the women of the Brattonsville community. Every Saturday features a unique program on how women lived and how they managed a working plantation in the Carolina Piedmont. Historically-dressed interpreters demonstrate the daily activities among the different social classes and how women’s roles changed through the 18th and 19th centuries.

March 9 — “Founding Mothers: A Home in the Wilderness”
Martha Bratton’s Perspective on the Battle of Huck’s Defeat (Tours: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.)
18th Century Food Preparation

March 16 — “Slave House, Farm House, Big House: Women in the 19th Century”
Harriet Bratton’s Plantation (Tours: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.)
Cooking for the Elite

March 23 — “Founding Mothers: Train Her Up”
Catherine Ladd and the Brattonsville Female Seminary
Historical Cooking

March 30 — “Founding Mothers: Work and Play”
18th and 19th Century Dancing
Weaving for Income craft demonstration

WHAT: Living History Saturdays in March – the Women of Brattonsville

WHEN: March 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Rd., McConnells, S.C. 29726
ADMISSION: Adults $8; Seniors $7; Youth $5; Free for CHM Members & under the age of three.



IMAGE: Living history interpreters demonstrate the various roles of women at Historic Brattonsville. Image taken at a previous event by Culture & Heritage Museums staff.

About Historic Brattonsville:

Historic Brattonsville features historic houses and structures built over the course of three generations of the Bratton family and the enslaved community. Award-winning exhibits and programs tell York County’s unique history from the American Revolution to the Reconstruction Era.  The site spreads over 800 acres and includes farmed land with heritage breed animals, a Revolutionary War battlefield with interpretive trail, and a nature preserve with miles of walking trails. Seasonal events, reenactments, and living history programs interpret what life was like in the Carolina Piedmont during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Historic Brattonsville is included in “The Green Book of South Carolina – A Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites.”