Trip to Historic Brattonsville
On Friday, March 18, the History Club visited Historic Brattonsville in South Carolina. The site has numerous buildings illustrating the history of settlement in the area. There is a reconstructed cabin used by the European settlers, some early houses, slave cabins, a cotton gin and a large plantation home. The site is a living history museum with animals and a docent explained about spinning wool. We also toured the site of a Revolutionary War battle, the Battle of Huck's Defeat.
The History Club has weekly meetings on Thursdays from 1-2PM in Overcash 250 at the Central Campus. We have discussions on "History in the News" and “Today in History.” This semester we also have presentations on topics including the History of Fashion, the Muslim Brotherhood, the History of Special Effects, and the Egyptian pharaoh, Hatshepsut. There are always snacks.
The next History Club trip is on Friday, March 18, from 12-4 pm to Historic Brattonsville in South Carolina: http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville/
Reed Gold Mine in Midland, NC
*The History Club will take the first trip to Reed Gold Mine on Wednesday, October 14, from 9 am-12 PM.*
The History Club will start the weekly meetings for Fall 2015 on Thursday, August 20, 2015, from 1-2PM. We are moving the meetings to Overcash Building room 250.
The History Club is back in action for fall 2015. We meet every Thursday from 1-2pm in Overcash 250 at the Central Campus. There are snacks and drinks.
Elections: Elections for club officers are planned for September 24.
September 10: Heroes and Heroines
September 24: Foods of the World
October 1: Ancient Egypt
October 8: World War II
TBD: Teddy Roosevelt
Trip to Historical Site: This semester, we are planning to visit Reed Gold Mine. http://www.nchistoricsites.org/reed/ The date hasn’t yet been decided. History in the News: There is always something about history in the news.
Trip to Latta Plantation On Thursday, April 30, members of the History Club visited Historic Latta Plantation. Built about 1800, the house is close to Huntersville on the Catawba River. Club members looked at the small museum and interpretive center and toured the house, which has been restored with furniture and artifacts to represent the era of the Early Republic. The site also has a working historical farm. Further Information about Historic Latta Plantation is at: http://www.lattaplantation.org/latta/index.php
The History Club will start weekly meetings for spring 2015 on Thursday, January 15, from 1-2PM. We are moving the meetings to Elizabeth Classroom Building 3126.