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----- NC - Living History Weekend
By fortdobbs

Re-enactors representing the provincial garrison and Cherokee warriors will offer on-going interpretation of 18th Century camp life as well as featured musket and cannon firing demonstrations. An evening musket and cannon firing commemorating the 253rd anniversary of the attack on Fort Dobbs will be held at 6pm.

10am-4pm Saturday, 10am-3pm Sunday. Free!

Please visit www.fortdobbs.org for more details.
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----- SC - Greenville Art Museum Family Events
By swright953

FREE family events at Greenville County Museum of Art Certus Saturday from 2-4pm (museum admission and events are both FREE)

Explore the legacy of David Drake, Potter and Poet of Edgefield District - legally enslaved, illegally literate, living, and creating in 19th century South Carolina.

Connect history, art, and literature to this great array of activities centered around a critical period in South Carolina's history. Events include:
  • Interactive African drums and dancing
  • Readings of the Caldecott-nominated children's' book Dave the Potter, Artist, Poet, Slave
  • Pottery wheel demonstrations by ceramic artist
  • Display of stages of pottery from bulk clay to finished product
  • Create a hands-on studio art project making illustrations inspired by the children's book
David Drake was a slave, who despite being bought and sold several times, always remained in Edgefield, South Carolina because that's where the clay was that he used to make pottery. His work is unique since he was literate (illegal for slaves) and he signed his work.

Homeschool groups can schedule tours of the ongoing exhibition to learn more.

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----- SC - Tracks and Traces
By suttona08

Located at the South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson, SC

Saturday, February 23rd
12:00pm to 4:00pm

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Winter is an excellent time to search for clues to the animals living in the
Garden. Become a nature detective as we seek out and solve the mystery
of animal footprints, food remains, homes and other signs left by
critters active in winter.

Cost: Free

Contact Name: Sue Watts
Contact Phone: 864-650-1811
Contact Email: watts9@clemson.edu

----- SC - By Way of the Back Door: The Enslaved
By Dianna

At Historic Brattonsville in McConnells, SC:

''...in consideration of $319.20...John S. Bratton is hereby authorized to take said Negro Adam in possession."

What was life like for Adam and the enslaved people that lived and worked at Brattonsville? A guided tour at 11 AM and 2 PM on Saturdays in Feburary will answer that question and many more about the enslaved people at Brattonsville. For more information, visit their website at: http://chmuseums.org/event/1316/

February 2013

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