Have you been out to Historic Brattonsville lately? If not, they’ve got a whole lot going on. In September, the site will feature two great events highlighting deep-rooted history in York County. If you are not familiar with these events, we want you to stop by and ‘sit-a-spell’.

“By the Sweat of Our Brows” is an annual award-winning program that honors African-American culture and heritage. Descendants from the Bratton plantation have come together to share their stories for this event. This year, the program expands to a two-day event with on-site programs for Saturday, September 8th and special tours of two historical churches on Sunday, September 9th.

On Saturday, you will find historically dressed interpreters who portray what life was like on the plantation. Your family will see people cooking over open hearths, demonstrations of agricultural practices, and even folk games.  A historical wedding scenario explores the meaning of “jumping the broom.”

Food will be available for purchase from Kenny Liles Fish Fry.

Then on Saturday, September 22nd, Piedmont Pottery & Pickin will kick off from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This event will highlight some history of the Catawba Indian potters. Their work will be on display and they will be demonstrating their pottery techniques as well! Other traditional and contemporary potters will be on-site showcasing their original works of art too.

You’ll also be able to take a tour of Hightower Hall, an Italian-style villa at the north entrance to Historic Brattonsville. You’ll also learn how pottery was a key factor in preserving food.

They’ll be live music during the entire event, along with a barbecue food truck.

Historic Brattonsville’s Hightower Hall is located at 1036 Brattonsville Rd., McConnells, S.C. 29726 ADMISSION: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Youth $5, CHM members & ages 3 and under FREE For more information, go to www.chmuseums.org

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