UNION — Experience a relaxing afternoon concert from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Gist mansion ballroom as we explore the musical lifetime of American composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869). Enjoy a special piano performance by Dr. Brennan Szafron, organist and choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, SC.
Louis Gottschalk, born in New Orleans, travelled the world, creating music with African American, Spanish and West Indian influences. Dr. Szafron will take us on a melodic odyssey through Gottschalk’s short but eclectic and prolific career. The program includes a 15-minute intermission. At the end of the performance there will be a brief period for questions and discussion.
Registration is required. Seating is still available for this great performance. Call, visit or email by Friday, March 22, to reserve. Prices: $5/person (ages 6 and older). Free with S.C. Park Passport Plus. Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site, 2677 Sardis Road, Union, SC, 29379, Phone: 864-427-5966, E-mail: email@example.com
Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site is the antebellum home of South Carolina’s “secession governor,” William H. Gist. Visitors to the 44-acre park can learn about the lifestyle of a wealthy Upstate plantation family, Gist’s contributions to politics, and the importance of cotton in the South. Visitors also get an inside look at the role of enslaved African-Americans and tenant farmers in South Carolina’s history.
Normal hours of operation: Park grounds are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. year round. The mansion home is only accessible by guided tour. Tours are held March through October daily at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Winter tours, from November through February are scheduled Thursday through Monday at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. The grounds at Rose Hill Plantation may be rented for weddings and other events. We are located at 2677 Sardis Rd., 8 miles south of Union, SC.
The South Carolina State Park Service is a program of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, a state agency that serves as the leading marketing organization for South Carolina tourism. SCPRT also operates 47 state parks and administers federal and state grants for recreational development.