Spooky Tales in the Dark
Oct
18
to Oct 26

Spooky Tales in the Dark

Spooky Tales in the Dark

Experience a spooky candlelight tour in the dark at Historic Latta Plantation! For three very special evenings, we're offering spine chilling tours throughout the historic home and kitchen house; followed by hot cider and cookies fireside. Throughout the tour, guests will listen to first hand accounts of ghostly tales from present and past staff, volunteers, and visitors.

Tour dates are Friday, October 18, Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26. Each tour begins on the hour at either 6 pm , 7 pm, 8 pm, or 9 pm. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $20 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops and classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

Spooky Tales in the Dark October 18, 2019
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Spooky Tales in the Dark October 25, 2019
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Fiddle & Fire: A Night at the Museum
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Fiddle & Fire: A Night at the Museum

Join us for a night under the stars. This special event will include live music, star gazing, a candle-lit tour of the historic Latta home, whiskey tastings and marshmallow roasting by the fire.

During this exclusive event you'll have the opportunity to:

*participate in hearth cooking in the kitchen

*try your hand at woodworking in our carriage barn

*create your own beeswax candle by the fire

*make fresh apple cider using a 19th century apple press

Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic blanket, dinner, and non-alcoholic beverage of choice.

Guests may also choose to partake in a cup of mulled wine and have palms read by a local palm reader for an additional fee.

Reserve your spot now! Limited availability.

*Advance tickets only. $20 No refunds.

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Beginner Basket Weaving Workshop
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner Basket Weaving Workshop

Learn the basics of basket weaving and make a charming D-handle basket to keep. All the materials will be provided. Limited to 10 participants.


Pre-registration is required and the cost is $30 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops or classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

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Victorian Christmas
Nov
29
to Nov 30

Victorian Christmas

Experience early holiday traditions including open hearth cooking, horse-drawn wagon rides, mulled wine, ornate decorations, a live reading of the Night Before Christmas, Victorian era outdoor games, blacksmithing, Victorian carolers and more! Make a Christmas craft, toast marshmallows around the fire, and pose for pictures with St. Nick.

Guest interpreter Dontavius Williams, creator of “The Chronicles of Adam”, and guests will be on site for a special presentation of “Christmas in the Quarters.” They will discuss the way the enslaved community celebrated Christmas during the Victorian Era.

Frank & Charlie’s Good Eats BBQ truck will be selling food and treats, and don't miss free samples of Mrs. Latta's 19th century gingercake recipe! On Friday, will offer complimentary Whiskey tastings.

Skip the mall crowds and shop the local artisan market for unique gifts including art, photography, jewelry, pottery, ironworks, soap, quilts, stained glass, plus much more.

Admission at the door is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students. Under 5 and members admitted free. Visit lattaplantation.org for more information

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A Home School Christmas
Dec
5
10:00 AM10:00

A Home School Christmas

Learn about early American Christmas traditions in the Latta house, take a ride on a horse-drawn wagon, listen to Christmas stories by the fire, watch marshmallows being made in the hearth, sample hot apple cider, live seasonal music, observe holiday hearth cooking in the kitchen, visit with the farm animals and much more.

Children can make a Christmas craft to keep.

Admission is $6 per person, ages 4 and under, and members, free.

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Colonial Christmas Teas
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Colonial Christmas Teas

December 7th-8th, 2-4pm

The year is 1785 and the ladies of Charlotte Town invite you to celebrate Christmas with them as you take tea and refreshments in the Latta parlors.  Listen to live colonial music and enjoy talk of the town as you experience an authentic colonial tea. Taste the teas of the Boston Tea Party, spiced punch, 18th century treats, and make a special Christmas craft to keep.  All who join us for the tea will have a chance to win Oliver Pluff Colonial Tea Blends, including Martha Washington's Cacao Tea!   

Don't miss this unique opportunity to step back in time and celebrate an early American Christmas in the historic Latta home. Tickets are limited! $60 per person and pre-registration is required!

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Advanced Open Hearth Cooking
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Open Hearth Cooking

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn more complex techniques of cooking over an open hearth and get to taste everything cooked in the workshop. The menu will include seasonal selections consisting of meat or chicken, vegetables, breads and dessert.

Participants should have some experience with open hearth cooking.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $40 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops and classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

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Tai Chi at the Plantation
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi at the Plantation

Come participate in a Tai Chi flow class on the grounds of Historic Latta Plantation led by Sifu Dale Guadagna, Head Instructor at Lake Norman Tai Chi Center. Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese Martial Art, is a unique form of "moving meditation" that calms your mind, relaxes your body, and strengthens your spirit. Much of Tai Chi is practiced slowly and gently, ideal for people of all ages and health conditions. This is a guided class incorporating dynamic warm-ups, Qigong exercises, Tai Chi movements, and Meditation.


Sifu Dale Guadagna has over 20 years of Tai Chi experience and almost 10 years of Tai Chi teaching experience. His philosophy is simple: Each and every student is capable of a high level of mastery of the arts, no matter what their skill level. For more information about Tai Chi and Sifu Dale visit https://LakeNormanTaiChi.com or call (704) 900-3005.

The cost of the class is $10 per person. No minimum age, but children should be able to actively participate.

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Home School Day: Seed to Spoon - Exploring Historic Foodways in the Carolina Backcountry.
Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

Home School Day: Seed to Spoon - Exploring Historic Foodways in the Carolina Backcountry.

Home School Day:

Seed to Spoon: Exploring Historic Foodways in the Carolina Backcountry.

Join us on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 10 am until 2 pm as we explore historic foodways. Learn how 18th and 19th century folks cultivated, foraged, prepared and stored their food.

• Visit our honey bee yard: learn how honey was used as medicine and in cooking

• Taste switchel: the all natural vinegar based drink that kept yeoman farmers going in the fields

• Work in our garden: Help plant the seeds that will create our winter garden

• Listen to live music: performed with spoons, bones and other homemade instruments

• Watch a basket weaver create hand made baskets, and learn how to make baskets for specific uses

• Join us in the kitchen for a look at foods
• Make apple cider: Help us press apples on a 19th century fruit press to make apple cider
• Make a craft to keep!

Admission is $6. Members and ages 4 and under, free.

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Advanced Basket Weaving
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Basket Weaving

Take your basket making to the next level. Learn to make a basket with a swing handle. Participants must have some prior basket weaving experience. All materials provided.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $45 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops or classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

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Tai Chi at the Plantation
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi at the Plantation

Come and participate in a one hour Tai Chi flow class on the grounds of the Historic Latta Plantation led by Sifu Dale Guadagna, Head Instructor at Lake Norman Tai Chi Center.

Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese Martial Art, is a unique form of "moving meditation" that calms your mind, relaxes your body, and strengthens your spirit. Much of Tai Chi is practiced slowly and gently, ideal for people of all ages and health conditions. The Tai Chi flow class is a guided class incorporating dynamic warm-ups, Qigong exercises, Tai Chi movements, and Meditation.

Sifu Dale Guadagna has over 20 years of Tai Chi experience and almost 10 years of Tai Chi teaching experience. His philosophy is simple: Each and every student is capable of a high level of mastery of the arts, no matter what their skill level. He teaches class in Cornelius, NC. You can find more information about Tai Chi and Sifu Dale at https://LakeNormanTaiChi.com or calling (704) 900-3005.

About the location:
Historic Latta Plantation is a circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm located within the 1,343 acre Latta Nature Preserve in Huntersville, NC.

YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE OR IN PERSON AT THE PLANTATION:
The cost of the class is $10 per person.

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Beginner Knitting Workshop
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner Knitting Workshop

Learn the basics in this beginner knitting workshop. You’ll leave with a skein of yarn, a pair of needles and the knowledge of slip knot, knit stitch, purl stitch, how to read a pattern, and cast off. No experience necessary.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $25 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops and classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

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Open Hearth Cooking Workshop
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Open Hearth Cooking Workshop

Learn 19th century cooking techniques as you prepare a meal in the Latta kitchen. Participants will get to taste everything cooked in the workshop.

The menu will include seasonal selections consisting of meat or chicken, vegetables, breads and dessert.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $40 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops and classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

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The American South as We Know It
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

The American South as We Know It

History Before Us Filmmaker Frederick Murphy (MA, MS, LPC) will present his award-winning film at Historic Latta Plantation followed by a public discussion. Mr. Murphy is the director and producer of the documentary “The American South as We Know It” and founder of History Before US, LLC.

In 2016, he founded History Before Us, a project centered on capturing, preserving and advocating influential history. In the beginning of 2017, he started traveling the Southeastern region of the United States interviewing survivors of Jim Crow, the courageous individuals who didn’t make the headlines. These untold stories prompted him to complete the documentary The American South as We Know It. Frederick, a Licensed Professional Counselor by trade, utilizes tactful questioning, empathy and reflection to obtain relevant information needed to produce a true narrative of African-American/American history. Frederick also has a Masters in Transformative Leadership.

Frederick travels across the country providing presentations on better understanding historical trauma in the African-American community by utilizing film. History Before Us Is a Gatekeeper in Capturing, Preserving and Advocating Influential History.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP to secure your seat at 704-875-2312.

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Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea

In anticipation of the premiere of the Downton Abbey movie, please save the date for an authentic afternoon tea. Learn the history and etiquette of afternoon tea while nibbling on scones with clotted cream and jam, delicate finger sandwiches and petit fours.

Music will be provided by an accomplished local flute, cello, and piano trio playing music from the Downton Abbey television series. This afternoon tea will be located at Historic Hopewell Presbyterian Church in the Family Life Center (last building): 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, NC 28078.

SOLD OUT!

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $40 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for events unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled.

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Officers' Tea with Lady Greene
Sep
1
12:00 PM12:00

Officers' Tea with Lady Greene

It’s colonial tea time during our Revolutionary War reenactment weekend! Join Lady Catharine Greene, wife of General Nathanael Greene, for an intimate experience in our 250-year old log cabin. Learn the customs of officers’ wives during the American War of Independence while interacting with Lady Greene and Patriot officers. Colonial tea and refreshments included.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $30 per person. Your ticket also includes admission into the 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte. We are unable to offer refunds for events unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled.

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“Esteemed Above All Other Wines” – 18th Century American Tastes in Fortified Wines
Aug
31
3:00 PM15:00

“Esteemed Above All Other Wines” – 18th Century American Tastes in Fortified Wines

Wine lovers will not want to miss this exclusive VIP experience during our Revolutionary War reenactment weekend! After the battle between the Patriots and the Crown, you’ll be invited into the 250-year old Alexander cabin for a program on the drinking habits of the 18th century colonies of British North America. This interactive presentation includes port and madeira tastings accompanied by small bites.

Your ticket also includes admission into the 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $35 per person. We are unable to offer refunds for events unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled.

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239th Anniversary: The Battle of Charlotte Reenactment
Aug
31
to Sep 1

239th Anniversary: The Battle of Charlotte Reenactment

Join us for our annual Revolutionary War weekend with battle reenactments and live demonstrations! You’re invited to step back in time to 1780 and learn why Mecklenburg County was known as “The Hornet’s Nest of Rebellion.” Experience firsthand how the military and their followers lived during the Revolutionary War through authentic, historic encampments for both the Patriots and the Crown. There will be food from Frank and Charlie’s Good Eats, beer, and historic merchants selling their wares.

Saturday 10am-4pm | Sunday 10am-3pm

Battle reenactment at 2pm both days.

Admission: $10 Adults, $9 Seniors/Students. Members and ages 5 and under, free.

**Historic Latta accepts debit/credit cards and cash. Not all vendors accept cards and we do not have an ATM so please consider bringing cash.

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Occupied! Redcoats & Revelry Tavern Night
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Occupied! Redcoats & Revelry Tavern Night

This year kick off your 4th of July celebrations Saturday, June 29 as we invite you to step back in time to the year 1780 for the British Occupation of Charlotte.

Harassed and under siege by Patriot militia, soldiers with the 71st regiment of Foot quartered their men in Mecklenburg homes and taverns. Join the Scottish Highlanders for a thrilling, interactive, after-hours experience at Historic Latta with 18th Century games, live music, and ale. This immersive night will keep you on your toes with the reenactment of a lively colonial tavern. Admission includes beverages, tavern bites (finger foods) and beer from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Tickets $27 by pre-sale only.

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 Basket Making Workshop
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Basket Making Workshop

Learn the basics of basket weaving and make a charming D-handle basket to keep. All the materials will be provided. Limited to 10 participants.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $30 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops or classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

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Monocacy: The Battle That Saved Washington
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Monocacy: The Battle That Saved Washington

This Civil War living history event focuses on the role North Carolina regiments played in the battle that was a victory for the South but resulted in saving the Union capital. Infantry, cavalry and artillery demos with 100 reenactors. Visit the period encampments and with sutlers. Hear from the wife of General Stonewall Jackson and other historical figures. Kids can learn military drills. Enjoy live music, food, beer and a tavern talk with free rum drink tastings. And of course the Battle Reenactment each day at 2 pm.

Bring your lawn chairs. Leashed dogs allowed, but please be aware there will be loud cannon fire.

Admission: $10 Adults, $9 Seniors/Students. Members and ages 5 and under, free.

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Spring Homeschool Day
May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Homeschool Day

For nature lovers and those who simply love educational fun, our Spring Homeschool Day is meant for you. You’ll get to watch a sheep being shorn, visit with our farm animals, meet special visitors from the Carolina Raptor Center, learn about natural dyes and more.

Admission is $6. Members and ages 4 and under, free.

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Monthly Cooking Guild
May
6
9:00 AM09:00

Monthly Cooking Guild

Meet with other cooking enthusiasts for discussions and activities focusing on hearth cooking: how to research old recipes and read them; hearth cooking techniques and the utensils, pots and pans used; how to build the right fire for the types of food to be cooked; and the differences between types of wood.

Meetings are usually the first Monday of the month and are free and open to the public. Cooking guild is on hiatus until September.


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Annual Easter Egg Hunt  SOLD OUT
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Easter Egg Hunt SOLD OUT

A tisket, a tasket, grab your basket! The Latta Annual Easter Egg Hunt offers egg hunts organized by age groups: 1-3 , 4-6 and 7-10 years old. Eggs will be filled with surprises and dozens of special eggs will hold prizes for free family memberships, summer camp discounts, goodie-filled baskets and more.

The day includes photo opportunities with Baxter the Bunny, story-time, games, meeting the farm animals—there’s sure to be some lambs—and time to stroll through the house and grounds. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy a day of old-fashioned family fun.

Each child’s egg hunt ticket includes admission for ONE adult. Please check in at least 30 minutes before your scheduled hunt time. This event is rain or shine. All ticket purchases final.

Hunt Time & Age Group
Hunt Time & Age Group
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Monthly Fiber Circle
Apr
4
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Fiber Circle

Calling all knitters, crocheters, weavers, quilters, spinners, and more. You’re invited to meet other fiber enthusiasts for a monthly fiber circle the first Thursday of each month. Bring your current projects to work on in an easy going atmosphere or simply come to learn more about the fiber arts.

This monthly gathering is free and open to the public.

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Celtic Festival “Outlander” After-Party
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Celtic Festival “Outlander” After-Party

Historic Latta invites Outlander fans to party like it’s 1743 in our charming, historic barn! Feast with costumed Scottish Highlanders and dance to live Celtic music with Tom Eure Band and Contentment is Wealth. Tickets include dinner from The Scottish Cottage, Slane Irish Whiskey tastings, a Scottish Country Dancing workshop, and local ale from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.

Costumes are welcomed! Special prizes for best “Claire” and “Jamie” costumes plus raffle prizes including: an autographed copy of Voyager courtesy of Diana Gabaldon, a 4-DVD collection of Outlander Seasons 1-3 courtesy of Outlander North Carolina, Historic Latta family memberships, Rural Hill Loch Norman tickets and more! There will also be a special Outlander photo booth.

Tickets pre-sale only: $30 | Rain or shine; Non-refundable

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7th Annual Celtic Festival
Mar
16
to Mar 17

7th Annual Celtic Festival

This two-day historic celebration of all things Celtic includes: authentic music, traditional Irish & Scottish dancers, Celtic warriors, historic encampments, weavers, spinners, blacksmiths, food trucks, whiskey tastings, and a beer garden.

Dogs on a leash are allowed. Please bring baggies to clean up after them. Also, there is no ATM nearby, and we cannot guarantee that all vendors/food trucks will take cards, so please bring cash with you.

Admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors and students. Members and ages 5 and under, FREE.

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Kid's Open Hearth Cooking Workshop
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Kid's Open Hearth Cooking Workshop

Learn 19th century cooking techniques as you prepare a meal in the Latta kitchen. Participants will get to taste everything cooked in the workshop! This workshop is designed for kids aged 9 and over and is limited to 8 participants.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $25 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops or classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

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Open Hearth Cooking Workshop
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Open Hearth Cooking Workshop


Learn 19th century cooking techniques as you prepare a meal in the Latta kitchen. Participants will get to taste everything cooked in the workshop!

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $25 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops and classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

SOLD OUT! Please call the museum at 704-875-2312 to be added to the waiting list for the next class.

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Harriet Tubman: The Love in That Cabin
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Harriet Tubman: The Love in That Cabin

Experience spirited performing storyteller Carolyn Evans as she portrays moments from Harriet Tubman's life in this moving Histo-Drama about her life and work with the Underground Railroad. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP to secure your seat at 704-875-2312.

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Victorian Valentine Homeschool Day
Feb
14
10:00 AM10:00

Victorian Valentine Homeschool Day

Learn about 19th century Valentine’s Day traditions as you explore the circa 1800 Latta house and grounds. Demonstrations and activities will include baking in the kitchen, English country dancing, fan language, making valentines with quill pens, and more! 

Admission is $6 per person. Members and ages 4 and under, FREE

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Annual Seed Swap
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Seed Swap

Join Historic Latta and Mecklenburg County Master Gardener Association for our first annual seed swap. Bring your extra seeds to share with other gardeners in the community. Plus, make your own garden journal and enter a raffle to win prizes. Refreshments will be served and there is no cost to participate. Call 704-875-2312 to reserve your spot!

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Monthly Fiber Circle
Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Fiber Circle

Calling all knitters, crocheters, weavers, quilters, spinners, and more! You’re invited to meet other fiber enthusiasts for a monthly fiber circle the first Thursday of each month. Bring your current projects to work on in an easy going atmosphere or simply come to learn more about the fiber arts. This monthly gathering is free of charge.

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Volunteer Fair
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Fair

Discover all the fun and unique ways to volunteer at Historic Latta Plantation! During this drop-in volunteer fair, you’ll take a tour of our beautiful, historic grounds and experience living history presentations. Current volunteers will be on hand to share their experience and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to save your spot at 704-875-2312

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