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Powerful Women on the Plantation

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:00am until 4:00pm

Meet local author Pat Veasey who will lead two programs on Catharine Ladd, an educator Dr. John Bratton hired to open and run a female academy on the plantation in 1839. This program celebrates the women of one of the largest plantations in the upstate during the early nineteenth century. Learn about Harriet Bratton, her highly skilled cooks, and Brattonsville’s first schoolmistress, Catharine Ladd.Veasey, an award winning educator and author, will present at the Bratton Academy at 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m. with book signing opportunities following each presentation. Veasey’s recently published book, A Relentless Spirit, Catharine Ladd: Southern Educator, Entrepreneur, and Author, 1808-1899 is available in the site's gift shop.  Cooking demonstrations, house tours of the Homestead, and other historical activities will be ongoing. For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

1444 Brattonsville Rd.
McConnells, SC 29726
(803) 684-2327

This site features over thirty colonial and antebellum structures, including two house museums. The plantation spreads over 800-acres and includes farmed land with heritage breed animals, a Revolutionary War battlefield site with interpretive trail, and a nature preserve with miles of walking trails. Seasonal events, reenactments, and living history programs interpret life in the Carolina Backcountry from the 1750s to the 1850s. Award-winning African American programs are an essential part of telling the story of the Carolina Piedmont. Also a site on the SC Ag + Art Tour. Open Tues–Sat: 10 am–5 pm and Sun: 1–5 pm, except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is charged. Limited handicap accessibility. I-77, exit 82-B.