“Swinging in the New Year”
Saturday, January 19 at the Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center
Come join the friends of the Pickens County Museum as “Music in the Mountains 2013” kicks off with the Hagood Mill hosting a special “Swinging in the New Year” concert on Saturday, January 19. Starting at 12:00 and continuing until 3:00 in the Visitor Building will be the sounds of SC Folk Heritage Award winning fiddler J.C. Owens, along with the Mill Cats and singer / songwriter Michael Hunter. Seating is limited and first come – first served. Mill regulars Rocky Bottom Bluegrass will also be jamming at the site. The old gristmill and other demonstrations will be running from 10:00 until 4:00.
The old water-powered 1845 gristmill is one of the finest examples of nineteenth century technology in the Upstate and operates just as it has for the last century-and-a-half…the mill will be running throughout the day. In the old mill, fresh stone-ground corn meal, grits and wheat flour will be available, as well as Hagood Mill cookbooks and a variety of other mill related items. The mill site’s 1890 cotton gin is one of the nicest specimens around and should be running a time or two through the day.
So do be sure to join us Saturday, January 19 for a fun-filled day at the Mill. Enjoy some good old southern cooking prepared by our newest food vendors from GateHouse Restaurant, and show our support for the Mill and the Pickens County Museum by joining them at this monthly Third Saturday event. The Hagood Mill operates, rain or shine, the third Saturday of every month and is located just 3 miles north of Pickens or 5 ½ miles south of Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy 11 off SC Hwy 178 at 138 Hagood Mill Road. Hagood Mill is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00, to tour the buildings and grounds and to visit the Mill Site Gift Shop.
“Music in the Mountains 2013” is sponsored by a private benefactor. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For additional information please contact the Hagood Mill at (864) 898-2936 or the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963.