Suspected 1860 slave revolt attempt reenacted at Historic Brattonsville

See scenes portraying various points of view

McCONNELLS, SC – Relive the experiences of the suspected slave revolt attempt of 1860 at “Black Hope, White Fear,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Historic Brattonsville.

In late 1860, members of the Pugh family were accused of provoking a slave insurrection. In the arrest attempt, a shootout occurred before the family members were apprehended and put on a train to the free states.

Scripted vignettes including the shootout at the Pugh family cabin will take place at noon and 2 p.m. Some reenactments reflect the African-American point of view. Ongoing activities include hearth cooking demonstrations, slave life interpretation, house tours and a militia muster.

Please consider the sensitive nature of the program material when determining whether it is appropriate for younger children. Site closes at 5 p.m.

FREE with regular admission: $6 adult, $5 senior, $3 youth ages 4-17. Children 3 and younger and CHM members admitted free.

Black Hope, White Fear: The attempted slave revolt of 1860
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, October 3
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.