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Sheep Shearing Family Day

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am until 4:00pm

There are new spring lambs and an assortment of heritage breed animals! Watch as the Gulf Coast sheep get an 18th century-style shearing. Along with hand-shearing the heritage breed sheep, there will be demonstrations on the many processes of turning raw wool into finished textiles. Period-dressed interpreters will be busy sorting the wool and cleaning, carding, spinning, dyeing, weaving and sewing throughout the day. The annual family-friendly event will have spring lambs and other furry farm animals to pet. For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

1444 Brattonsville Rd.
McConnells, SC 29726
Phone:
(803) 684-2327
Email:
mcheek@chmuseums.org

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.