Historian Dennis Chastain to Speak at Laurens County Museum on July 11

July 1, 2024

Join us on Thursday, July 11, at 7:00 PM at the Laurens County Museum, located at 116 South Public Square, Laurens, SC, for an insightful lecture on “Cherokees of the Carolinas” by esteemed historian, naturalist, and researcher Dennis Chastain from Pickens County. Chastain will delve into the construction of Cherokee homes, their traditional games, hunting practices, diet, and interactions with early colonists.

The lecture is complimentary for museum members and individuals 18 years old and under. A $5 donation is suggested for non-members to support the museum.

Dennis Chastain has extensively mapped the historic Cherokee Path through South Carolina, spanning from Earle’s Ford on the Chatooga River to King’s Street on the Battery in Charleston. This significant route served as a vital thoroughfare during the Revolutionary War era and remains the foundation for many of the state’s roads today. An award-winning naturalist, tour guide, and nature writer, Chastain’s work is frequently featured in the Greenville Journal.

The Laurens County Museum is proud to host this engaging presentation by Mr. Chastain. For more information about this event, museum programs, or membership details, please call (864) 681-3678 or visit LaurensCountyMuseum.org and follow us on Facebook.