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Author Talk at Rose Hill

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 4:30pm until 5:30pm

Join us for a fascinating author talk by popular writer and southern backroads traveler Tom Poland. Venture off the beaten path to discover the surprising gems nestled along South Carolina’s back roads. Cross a rusting steel truss bridge into a scene from the 1930s. Behold an old gristmill and imagine its creaking, clashing gears grinding corn. See an old gas pump wreathed in honeysuckle. Drive through a ghost town and ponder its past. When’s the last time you saw a country store’s cured hams hanging from wires? How about a vintage Bull Durham tobacco ad on old brick? Tom Poland explores scenic back roads, where a hidden South Carolina exists. This program will take you along for the ride as Tom shares his finds and experiences through his evocative writing and photography. This program is FREE and open to the public. There is limited space, so please register in advance! RSVP by June 26 via e-mail or call (864) 427-5966. Light refreshments and a book signing will follow the program. Books will be available for purchase. For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

2677 Sardis Rd.
Union, SC 29379
(864) 427-5966

Offers visitors insight into the upcountry cotton plantation of South Carolina’s “Secession Governor,” William Henry Gist. Rose Hill served as Gist’s primary residence during his tenure as governor and during the tumultuous months of pending Civil War. The house, its furnishings, surrounding gardens and outbuildings document the lifestyle and changes experienced by the Gist family and the enslaved African Americans who occupied the plantation from the antebellum era through Reconstruction. Includes a picnic shelter and hiking trail to the Tyger River. Park hours: 9 am–6 pm daily (no admission fee). Mansion tours: Mar–Oct, daily at 11 am, 1 & 3 pm; Nov–Feb, Thurs–Mon at 11 am, 1 & 3 pm. Fee charged for tours and special events. No mansion tours on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Shelter can be reserved for a fee.