Beginner Crochet Workshop
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner Crochet Workshop

Learn the basics of crochet and make a 100% cotton farmhouse dishcloth to keep. Participants will also receive a crochet hook and instructions to keep for use in future projects. 

SOLD OUT! Please call the museum to be placed on the waiting list at 704-875-2312.

View Event →
Kid's Open Hearth Cooking Workshop
Jan
28
10:00 AM10:00

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 a 10% discount. For members to receive your discount please register by calling 704-875-2312 or stop by Latta's Welcome Center.

View Event →
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

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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!

View Event →
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, ages 4 and under, and members, free.

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

Harriet Tubman: The Love in That Cabin

Experience spirited performing storyteller Carol 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.

View Event →
Beginner Knitting Workshop
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner Knitting Workshop

Learn the basics in this beginner knitting workshop and learn to knit a scarf. You’ll leave with 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 a 10% discount. For members to receive your discount please register by calling 704-875-2312 or stop by Latta's Welcome Center.

View Event →
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. The event is topped off with a special Outlander themed after party Saturday night! Admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors and students. Ages 5 and under plus members, free.

View Event →
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Latta Annual Easter Egg Hunt is an organized event for young children ages one to ten. Each Easter egg will be filled with sweet treats and dozens of grand-prize eggs will be given including free family memberships, summer camp discounts, and goodie-baskets filled with fun things.

The day includes photo opportunities with Baxter the Bunny, story-time, crafts, meeting the farm animals, and enjoying a stroll around the Latta Plantation home and grounds.

View Event →

Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Homeschool Day: Homesteading

Historic Latta is the original homestead! Come learn about self-sufficiency through agriculture, textiles, food preservation, craftwork, and more!

Details may vary, additional information TBA.

Admission: $6 per-person, Kids 4 & under are FREE

*Members are FREE *Groups welcome *Tickets sold at the door, no reservations required.

Pack a picnic to enjoy under our shade trees. 

View Event →
Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

Volunteer Fair

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer here at Latta, well here is the best opportunity!  We will be hosting a volunteer fair on August 4th from 12-3 pm to welcome all current, new, and potential volunteers.  The event will include an information session and a tour of the Historic Latta House, refreshments will also be served.

View Event →
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Civil War Reenactment

 

Chancellorsville:  The Prelude to Gettysburg

Civil War Battle Reenactment

At Historic Latta Plantation 

The Battle of Chancellorsville, VA took place from April 30 - May 6th 1863.  Union General Joe Hooker attempted to flank Robert E. Lee's army that was advancing down the Orange Turnpike.  However Lee and Stonewall Jackson decided to take aggressive action and march his troops around to the Union army's exposed flank.  His heavily outnumbered 60,000 troops took the Union army's 100,000 by surprise, the Union army was ultimately forced to retreat.  This is considered to be Robert E. Lee's greatest victory of the civil war.

Ongoing live demonstrations, the event will last from 10am-4pm each day.  Each day will  include an open house, self-guided tour of the living history farm, hourly demonstrations, exhibits, and more. Battles will be showcased daily on the front lawn of the plantation home. Pack your lawn chairs to use as you sit and watch the battle while enjoying a local beer from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, BBQ from Appalachian Smoke BBQand refreshments by Anna’s Sweet Treats. Bring cash for shopping with our sutlers and food vendors.

Event Schedule

Saturday

10:00  Infantry Weapons Demonstration

11:00   "Women's Life During the Civil War, Corneilia McDonald"

12:00  Artillery Demonstration

1:15     First Call

2:00   Battle: Jackson's Flank Attack at Chancellorsville

3:00   Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Demonstration

4:00   Event Ends

Sunday

10:00 Church Service

11:00  Infantry Demonstration

          "Women's Life During the Civil War, Corneilia McDonald

12:00 Artillery Demonstration

          Medical Demonstration

1:15    First Call

2:00  Chancellorsville, Flank attack on the 11th US Corps

4:00  Event Ends

 

Displays and Demonstrations include:

Blacksmithing

Cornelia McDonald  -  "A woman's story in the Shenandoah Valley during the War" portrayed by Beverly Pelcher

Sons of Union Veterans

Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire (Stonewalls Doctor) portrayed by Harry Sonntag

Set times for demonstrations have yet to be determined, please check back again here soon!

*Event schedule subject to change

Event notes:
Bring cash for food vendors and sutlers
Pack a chair for watching the battle
The main battle will occur at 2:00pm Saturday and 2:00pm Sunday, arrive early
No private tours on this day
Picnic tables and shade available on-site

Reservations are not needed. Tickets sold at the door with cash or credit. AAA and Military discounts avalible.

Admission is $9 for adults , $8 for senior citizens age 62 and up , $8 for students , children 5 and under are free.

Event location: Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, North Carolina 28078. 
704-875-2312 lattaplantation.org 

Disclaimer:  

Historical reenactments held on the premises of Latta Plantation may contain sensitive material. As an educational museum with the objective of teaching the past, it is our belief that we must know history in all its forms to prevent future atrocities that may be reminiscent of the past. We neither condone nor embrace hate groups, racism, or sexism at any of our events and we strive for an experience in which all attendees leave with a deeper understanding through living history and reenactments.

View Event →
May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Fun & Games Homeschool Day

Spring Home School Day at Latta

May 10th 2018 (10am-2pm)

Fun & Games

All children love to play and there’s always time for fun and games. The spring Latta homeschool day is geared at getting children outside, on the farm, and enjoying old-fashioned fun. Children will be able to make and take home both a fabric tic-tac-toe board and a whirly-gig. Kids will learn the history and origins of many of the games still favored today including Ring Around the Rosie and A Tisket a Tasket.  Enjoy lawn games including Sack-races, jump rope, hoop and stick, and graces. Egg races, Going to Boston, and ring toss will also be discussed and played throughout the day. Games for all children and opportunities to win prizes.

As always, the Latta farm will be open allowing children the chance to visit the farm animals and buildings. Don’t forget your picnic baskets as this will be a perfect leisurely day to enjoy on-site.

Admission: $6 per-person, Children 4 & Under Free, Group Rates Available, Members are Free

5225 Sample Rd. Huntersville, NC 28078 / 704-875-2312 / www.lattaplantation.org

View Event →
May
5
to May 6

World War Two Reenactment

WWII Battle Reenactment

May 5th & 6th, 2018 (10am-4pm)

This annual battle reenactment showcases the lives of both Allied and Axis troops during WWII both at home and abroad. Each demonstration will take you back to that tumultuous time in world history.  Get a glimpse into the life of both soldiers and civilians and learn about how their lives were impacted during this particular war-time.  Enjoy food vendors, self-guided tours, visiting with reenactors, and a live battle each day at 2:00pm.

Admission: $9 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, Children 5 and under are FREE

Event Itinerary:

Patrol Demos at : TBA

Weapons Demos at :TBA

Victory Talks at: TBA

Battle Reenactment at 2:00 pm (Bring your own chair, arrive early to ensure a spot)

Ongoing Activities: Open House, Soldier Encampments, Exhibits, Interactions with Reenactors, Self-guided Farm Tour

Bring Extra Cash to shop with vendors. Picnic areas available.

Call for more information: 704-875-2312

 

 

 

 

 

View Event →
Latta Celtic Festival
Mar
17
to Mar 18

Latta Celtic Festival

The 5 year anniversary of the Latta Celtic Festival.  Celebrate all things Celtic by enjoying live music, food and beer vendors, arts and crafts vendors, historic Celtic warriors and heritage demonstrations. Children will enjoy story times, dancing, visiting the farm animals and more.

View Event →
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Homeschool Day: Waste not, Want not

This homeschool day is covering the idea of how people during the Latta's era would reduce, reuse, and recycle everyday materials to fill a need. Topics may be covered including: Reusing spent candle wax to make a new batch of candles. Using corn husk to make brooms, fill tick mattresses, make dolls for children, and even prepare in a way to feed livestock. Fruit peels could be candied, used as flavorings in food, or even as potpourri. Fabric scraps would be re-purposed into creating fire starting materials, patching clothing, and piecing together quilts. 

Details may vary, additional information TBA.

Admission: $6 per-person, Kids 4 & under are FREE

*Members are FREE *Groups welcome *Tickets sold at the door, no reservations required.

Pack a picnic to enjoy under our shade trees. 

View Event →
World War Two Living History Event
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

World War Two Living History Event

On the weekend of February 18th - 19th the plantation will be transformed into Belgium (late 44 - early 45). There will be Allied vs. Axis patrol demos, camp life, weapons demos, field hospitals, and more. Don't miss this trip back in time!!!

Admission: $9 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, Children 5 and under are FREE

Event Hours: (Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

                     (Sunday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

View Event →