Swinging in the Roaring 20s
January 18, 2020
Swing into the Roaring 20s with the Hagood Mill Foundation on January 18, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm. The bulk of the day’s activities will be held under the Heritage Pavilion, which will be enclosed and heated! The entire site will be open and the grits will still be a-grinding in our historic mill. We will have a jam-packed day filled with a swing dance workshop, live music with dance exhibitions, living history demonstrations, children and adult games, and an artisan craft market.
The swing dance workshop will be led by Hugh and Kim Macaulay from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Hailing from Westminster, SC, it was a love of the music that got Hugh and Kim Macaulay started swing dancing in 2003. East Coast Swing was a dance that bridged the transition from Big Band Jazz into early Rock and Roll music. Hugh and Kim have taught East Coast Swing lessons in South Carolina and Georgia over the years. Dancing brings out great people, and the smiles and fun are what it’s all about. The Macaulays enjoy dancing at Rockabilly festivals around the country, and are active with Greasers Social Club in South Carolina.
Wear your best 1920s attire for our costume contest! There will be 3 prizes awarded, $20 in Mill Mercantile credit for first place, $10 of credit for second place, and $5 credit for third place. The contest will be held at 12:45 pm. Little Lesley and the Bloodshots will be playing from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. They hail from New York state and specialize in rockabilly swing music. You won’t want to miss their set and the dancers that will exhibit their moves to their groovy tunes.
Games that were all the rage in the 1920s will be available for adults and kids alike under the Heritage Pavilion. A variety of card games will be available, including Bridge, Canasta, Black Jack, Go Fish, War, and Old Maid. We will also have Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, yo-yos, pogo sticks, horseshoes, dominoes, and bingo, to name a few.
We will have our normal happenings of living history demonstrations throughout the site. You can count on our Miller grinding corn, the blacksmith pounding some iron and our moonshiner operating the still. Our demonstrators love for you to ask questions of their craft, so please don’t be shy.
There will be an artisan craft market and food trucks and snacks available in the Heritage Pavilion. Our artisan crafters will have a nice selection of Valentine’s gifts, so plan ahead and buy your loved ones something handcrafted this Valentine’s Day.
The SC Petroglyph Site will be open and the entire site will be available for your explorations. Admission to the event is $5 per person. Children 12 and under are free and parking is free as well. All proceeds from the event will help pay for programming!
You can visit the Hagood Mill Historic Site anytime during daylight hours. Our normal hours of operation, where you can view the interior of our historic attractions, are Wednesday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions regarding workshops, field trips, tours, or facility rentals. You can connect with us on Facebook and Instagram at Hagood Mill Foundation, email us at , visit our website at www.hagoodmillfoundation.org, or call us at (864) 898-2936.