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March 23 @ 6:00 pmFree
Tales of the Metcalf Valley
At the next Live@Lanier, set for Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m., James Metcalf, long-time Chief Docent at the Polk County History Museum and Genealogy Center, will share tales of his family since the Revolutionary War. On a dirt trail through the Metcalf Valley, James Metcalf can point into tangled foliage and note, “My great, great, great grandfather William Metcalf, son of a Revolutionary War veteran, lived in a cabin down there built sometime before 1810. This used to be the main road from Greenville County to Saluda. Our family cemetery is ahead to the right, and straight on, are sites of the old Metcalf stills.”
James is also a 2-time award-winning gospel DJ and a singer/guitarist/songwriter of gospel and bluegrass music with 9 CDs to his credit. There will be no singing at the event unless it’s the audience singing praises for the “edutainment.” Lanier Library is located at 72 Chestnut Street in Tryon. For more information, call (828) 859-9535, or visit www.thelanierlibrary.org.♦