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MUSEUM OF YORK COUNTY                               H I S TO R I C B R AT TO N SV I L L E   M C C E LV E Y C E N T E R

 GIVING               4       Vernon Grant

                      6       Historic Brattonsville

                      8       Museum of York County

                     10       McCelvey Center

                     12       Great Gifts

h o l i d ay 2009   www. c h m u s e u m s . o rg
                                                                                                                                                          ON THE
                                                                     “Happy Holidays                                                                      Glass ornament at Historic
                                                                                                                                                          Brattonsville Gift Shop

                                                                     from the Culture &
                                                                                                                                                          featured on the cover.
                                                                                                                                                          For more gift ideas see
                                                                                                                                                          pages 12–15.

                                                                     Heritage Museums!
                                                                                                         THE KEEPERS FUND
                                                                     The holidays are a chance to
                                                                                                         The Keepers Fund was established in 2003 to honor individuals

                                                                     reunite with family and friends.    recognized as Keepers of the Culture for their commitment to
                                                                                                         keeping, communicating and connecting our cultural, historical
                                                                                                         and natural heritage. Contributions made to The Keepers Fund

                                                                     As many families are meeting        support the CHM’s collection acquisitions program. By building our
                                                                                                         collections, we are better equipped to understand and tell the story
                                                                                                         of York County and the surrounding region. Contributions may be
                                                                     challenging economic times, this    made as honoraria or memorials and are eligible for matching gift
                                                                                                                                programs offered by many employers.

                                                                     special Holiday Giving edition                                  FOR MORE INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                     Contact Sally Baker at 803. 329. 2121 ext. 115
                                                                     of LINKS has ideas for spending                                 Welchel stonewar jar, ca. 1860, purchased
                                                                                                                                     through the Keepers Fund.
                                                                     time together and finding that
                                                                     special gift with a connection to   LINKS is published by the CHM Marketing Department.
                                                                                                         For more information, contact Jeannie Marion, Deputy Director for
                                                                                                         Marketing & Visitor Services, or Ashley Barron, Public Information
                                                                     our place and time.                 Coordinator, at 803. 329. 2121.


                                                                     Best wishes for a safe and
                                                                     joyous holiday season!”             Published by the Culture & Heritage Museums, whose mission is to create an enlightened
                                                                                                         and engaged citizenry by keeping, communicating and connecting our cultural, historical
                                                                                                         and natural heritage in ways that promote deeper understanding of people and place.
CHM Leadership in front of one of Hightower's picturesque windows:
Van Shields (standing) CHM Dircector & CEO, Fred Faircloth,
CHC Chair and Carol Maroska, CHF President.
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                                                                                                                                                                                        Holiday Card
      The whimsical artwork of nationally-                                                Christmas Exhibit              Holiday Ornament                                               “But Santa, I’ve Been Gooood!”
      known illustrator Vernon Grant
      inspires Rock Hill’s ChristmasVille                                                 Vernon Grant’s Holiday Magic   “Santa, Am I on the List?"                                     Vernon Grant created
      Festival, Dec. 3-6. Wander through                                                                                                                                                this Santa in 1936 during
      a holiday village from a simpler time                                               Museum of York County          The 23rd annual holiday ornament                               the Great Depression
      with dozens of activities, including an                                             thru January 17, 2010          was inspired by “Now Let Me                                    when the pockets and
      outdoor art festival walk, gingerbread                                                                             See…,” an illustration from the                                purses of Americans
      house contest and horse-drawn                                                       Vernon Grant’s charming        December 21, 1946, cover of                                    were empty. This popular
      carriage rides.                                                                     Santas, gnomes and village     Saturday Home Magazine. The                                    “empty pockets” Santa was
                                                                                          scenes have been a part        portly Santa checking his “good                                featured as a Greeting
      ChristmasVille is sponsored by the City of Rock Hill’s Old Town Association         of America’s Christmas         & bad list” has been coupled with                              Card for Art Guild
      in partnership with the Culture & Heritage Museums.                                 celebrations for over 75       one of Grant’s trademark gnomes                                Greeting Cards and later
                                                                                          years, and their timeless      from a 1950 Gillette Razor                                     used by Mitchell Faust
                                                                                                                                                                                        Advertising Company
      n e w t h i s ye a r !                                                              popularity among               advertisement. $19.98
                                                                                          young and                                                                                     and F.W. Woolworth. $3

      Vignettes of Vernon Grant                                                           old alike is an
                                                                                          enduring tribute
                                                                                                                         Sponsored in part by the family of Our Three Sons
                                                                                                                         Broadcasting, including WRHI AM/FM and                         Made possible through the generosity of Jan and David
                                                                                          to his originality             Interstate 107.                                                Angel / Angel Insurance and Financial Services.
      As a prelude to the 2010 full length play
                                                                                          and creativity.
      about the colorful and eventful life of                       Check out
      illustrator Vernon Grant, these vignettes will
                                                                                          Admission to the
      look at Christmastime with Vernon Grant                  for a complete listing     exhibit is free with
      as a boy, a young man and a mature man.                  of scheduled events                                                                                           Vernon Grant Nursery Rhyme Print
                                                                                          Museum of York
      Vignettes are written by award winning
                                                                                          County general                                                                     Vernon Grant's whimsical designs depict six different nursery
      playwright, Laura Pfizenmayer.
                                                                                          admission.                                                                         rhymes. Unframed. $5 each or $25 for set of six

                                                                                                                                                                             More gift ideas pages 12-15

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 h i s t o r i c       b r a t t o n s v i l l e

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   HB Hours

                                   Share the
                                                                           Historic Brattonsville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   mon-sat 10 am-5 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sun 1 pm-5 pm

                                  Holidays at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CHM Members receive free general

                                                                                                 Hightower Hall
                                                                                                 Historic Brattonsville’s newly restored
                                                                                                 Italianate villa, Hightower Hall, has
                                                                                                 been added to the CHM’s properties
                                                                                                 available for rentals. The 1856 home of
                                                                                                 John and Harriet Bratton will be used for
                                                                                                 weddings, bridal portraits, educational
                                                                                                 programs, special events, private
                                                                                                 meetings and party rentals.

                                                                                                 Contact Mary Lynn Norton at
                                                                                                 803. 684. 3948 ext. 22.

       Hearth to
       Table                                Hightower Hall Commemorative Walk
                                            Support the final phase of the transformation of Hightower Hall, furnishings and landscaping,
       November 27–28                       while marking your place in Hightower’s history. Purchase an engraved capstone on the
                                            Hightower Hall Commemorative Walk. $250
       Travel through the 18th and          Contact Sally Baker at 803. 329. 2121 ext. 115.
       19th centuries and see how
       new settlers, plantation owners
       and enslaved African Americans
                                            Who Dunnit? at Hightower Hall                                                                    Christmas Candlelight Tours                                         Adult $12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Senior $10
       prepared and consumed their                                                Members of the Culture & Heritage Museums are invited      December 5–6, 3–9 pm                                                Youth ages 4-17 $6
       foods.                                                                     to a special evening of food, fun and criminal intent,
                                                                                                                                             Walk the candlelit paths of Historic Brattonsville and experience   3 and younger free
                                                                                  6-9 p.m. Friday, January 22, at Historic Brattonsville’s                                                                       CHM members $2 discount
                                                                                                                                             a Southern Christmas in the Carolina backcountry. Meet new
                                                                                  Hightower Hall. The year is 1924 and Mr. & Mrs. Robert
       Adult $6, Senior $5,                                                                                                                  settlers, plantation owners and enslaved African Americans as
                                                                                  Witherspoon have invited you to the unveiling of the                                                                           Sponsored by
       Youth ages 4-17 $3,                                                                                                                   costumed interpreters bring to life the holiday seasons of the
                                                                                  long-lost Bratton heirloom necklace at their annual
       Children 3 and younger free,                                               Winter Party. Felony threatens to spoil the evening, and   18th and 19th centuries.
       CHM Members free                                                           it’s up to you to solve the crime! Take this opportunity
                                            to dress up in the feathers and fringe of your 1920s costume and enjoy catering from Zebra
                                            Restaurant of Charlotte. Limited to 50 people. Admission to this members-only event is $15.
                                            Reservations required. Contact Meredith Kramer at 803. 329. 2121 ext. 134.

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                                                                     Museum of York County
      Exhibit Opens Nov 27
      Discover the art of turkey calls at the Museum of York
      County’s newest exhibit, “Turkey Calls: From Function to
      Folk Art,” opening November 27. Functional and decorative
      turkey calls were created of natural materials like bone,
      antler, ivory, slate and wood by award-winning artisans

                                                                                      exhibits, galleries, workshops and more...
      across America. Admission to the exhibit is free with
      general museum admission. Presented in partnership with the
      National Wild Turkey Federation Winchester Museum.

      Catawba River Gallery
                                  The Museum of York County’s                                                                                                      MYCO HOURS
                                  popular Catawba River Gallery                                                                                                  Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm
                                  features ever-changing, hands-                                                                                                   Sun 1 pm-5 pm
                                  on activities. Kids love getting                                                                                              Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas
      their hands wet at the interactive water table, where they                                                                                               Eve, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.
      can recreate manmade and natural changes to the river.                                                                                                         CHM Members receive free
                                                                                                                                                                          general admission.

      Free Sundays
      Admission to the Museum of York County is now free
      every Sunday! Weekends at the museum feature hands-on
                                                                                                                               MYCO 60th Birthday
      experiences and free planetarium shows at 11 am & 2 pm                                                                                    Help celebrate 60 years with the Museum of
      Saturdays and 2 & 3 pm Sundays.                                                                                                           York County in 2010 with special programs,
                                                                                                                                                exhibits and a birthday party in August!
                                                                                                                                                Watch for details coming soon.

      Workshop                                                                 Animal Flip-Books and Holographic Bookmarks
                                                                               Wild animals come to life on flip-book pages. Horses run, dolphins leap and
      Create a lush, seasonal wreath using holiday greenery,
                                                                               penguins waddle when you tilt these 3-D bookmarks back and forth. $4–4.75
      10 a.m.-Noon Dec. 12 at the Museum of York County.
      $20 for CHM members, $25 for non-members includes                        More gift ideas pages 12-15
      all supplies. To register, call 803. 981. 9182 or e-mail

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                                    Carolina Chocolate Drops
                                    Mark your calendars! Saturday, Jan 9, 7 pm, McCelvey Center Theater
                                    The Carolina Chocolate Drops are a unique group of young musicians who specialize in the almost-forgotten fiddle
                                    and banjo music of the early twentieth century Carolina Piedmont. Learn more at
                                    $8 CHM members, $10 non-members.

                                    Historic Brattonsville and the McCelvey Center have been included in a new York County History geocaching series
                                    sponsored by the York County Geocaching Organization (YoGO) and the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
                                    Learn more about the geocaching craze at or

                                    Laura Ingalls Wilder Musical
                                    Laura and her family face obstacles as they travel across the country looking for a place
                                    to call home. Share the uplifting story of one of America’s most beloved authors at

                                    ArtsPower’s musical performance, 9:30 & 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the
                                    McCelvey Center. $10. Sponsored by Target.

                                    Programming at McCelvey made possible by the Friends of McCelvey and SC Arts
                                    Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

                                          Free tickets to Carolina
                                          Chocolate Drops!
                                          Give a gift the whole family can
                                          enjoy year-round: membership to
                                          the Culture & Heritage Museums.
                                          As an added value, gift cans include a
                                          CHM car window cling, stick candies,
                                          a $10 gift certificate for the first $50
                                          spent in the gift shops (may be used
                                          with member discount) and tickets
                                          to the Carolina Chocolate Drops (one
                                          for individual memberships, two for dual and household memberships).
                                          Available at each site and at $30-$65

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    GIFTS                                                      adult stocking
                                                               stuffers              Unique gifts for the
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                                                                                     in your life

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                                                                                                             A. Scramble Squares Puzzle                      H. Finger Puppets                       M. Gyroscope $7.25
                                                                                                             $8.99                                           Assorted. $6.95
        C                                                                                                                                                                                            N. Finger Top
                                                                                                             B. Mr. Mutt Wonder Dog $7.95                    I. Animal Snap Bracelets $3.50          Made in Rock Hill by Sunnywood
                                                                        D                                                                                                                            Studios. $9.99
                                                                                                             C. Rock Hill Plush Wildlife                     J. Mood Necklace
                                                                                                             Moose, bears and monkeys sport                  Animal-theme. $4.50                     O. Spin Flash Top
                                                                                                             Rock Hill hoodies. $21                                                                  Spin it and it lights up. $3
                                                                                                                                                             K. Putumayo Kids Music
                                                                                                             D. Wooden Bird Calls $5.25                      CD features Reggae, African
                                                                                                                                                             Dreamland / Playground,
                                                                                                             E. Animal Grabber $2                            and more. $15.99

                                                                                                             F. Galaxy Grabber $6.25                         L. Assorted Stones                                     N
                                                                                                                                                             Fill a pouch with assorted
                                                                                                             G. Stars & Planets Guide Book
                                                                                                                                                             ploished stones. $2.75
                                                                                                             Princeton Field Guide with charts,
                                                                                                             tips and color photos. $19.95

     A. Hand-Carved Birch Box $22 / B. Kaleidoscope Made in Rock Hill $29.99

     C. Wooden Bracelet Crafted in Rock Hill $19.99 / D. Palmetto Key Chain $12.95                                       fun + smart                       Rest assured that a gift
                                                                                                                                                           from CHM will be both
                                                                                                                         educational and stimulating for the little ones in your life!           M
     E. Pewter Palmetto Wine Stopper $23.95

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                                        Fresh ideas — with a local
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                                                                     A. Cooking Along the Catawba           A. Tea Towels                                E. Wooden Yo-Yo
                                                                     Cooks everywhere will enjoy fine       Charming retro tea towels hand               This traditional toy comes in its
                                                                     recipes collected by members of        stitched by a local artisan make a           own sack with HB logo. $9.50
                                                                     the Museum Guild. $20                  perfect holiday hostess gift. $12
                                                                     B. Pure American Honey                 B. Bayberry candles
                                                                     Flavorful honey from Mama              "A bayberry candle burned in the
                                                                     Beehive, Clover SC. 8 oz. $8           socket, puts luck in the home,
                                                                                                            food in the larder and gold in
                                                                     C. Southern Fields Grits               the pocket." Enjoy this holiday
                                                                     A one-pound bag of locally             tradition in your home. 2 per box
                                                                     grown, stone ground grits are          with Historic Brattonsville logo.
                                                                     the perfect comfort food to send       $9.50
                                                                     someone who is homesick. $3
                                                                                                            C. Historic Brattonsville Sheep
                                                                     D. Carolina Rice                       Hand-crafted in South Carolina
                                                                     The only rice grown in the             with wool from Historic
                                                                     Carolinas. Brown or white. $8                                                       F. Palmetto Tree
                                                                                                            Brattonsville's heirloom breed
                                                                                                                                                         Lancaster artist Bob Doster's
                                                                                                            sheep. 4" long. $18
                                                                     E. Dipping Bowls                                                                    palmetto trees are sculpted from
                                                                     2" bowls crafted by York County        D. Cotton Boll Wreath                        steel and numbered.
                                                                     potters Jan and Jon Myers, for         Handmade in Chester, SC.                     8" $85, 12" $150, 18" $200
                                                                     dipping or holding rings. $4.95        $26.50

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             mark your calendars
             2010 gal a:
             forever 29
             Celebrate the 29th anniversary of York County’s “Party of the Year” from 8
             p.m. to midnight Saturday, February 6, 2010. Put on your dancing shoes,
             enjoy delicious food and beverages and bid on spectacular auction items
             while supporting programs of the Culture & Heritage Museums. Advance
             tickets are $75 for members and $85 for non-members through February
             1. Tickets are $100 per person if purchased after February 1 or at the door.
             Sponsorships are available and include a private reception at 7 p.m.

             Contact Julie Grider at 803. 329. 2121 ext.113 for more information.

                            4621 Mount Gallant Rd. Rock Hill, SC 29732

Historic Brattonsville      Museum of York County         McCelvey Center
1444 Brattonsville Road     4621 Mt. Gallant Road         212 E. Jefferson Street
McConnells, SC 29726        Rock Hill, SC 29732           York, SC 29745
803. 684. 2327              803. 329. 2121                803. 684. 3948

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