Living History Weekend cancelled at Boone Hall Plantation after Emanuel AME shooting

Boone Hall Plantation’s ‘Living History Weekend’ has been cancelled.

The event known for actors re-enacting the lifestyles and conditions of the civil war period, including a civil war battle reenactment will not be held this year out of respect to the victims of the Emanuel AME Shooting.

Rick Benthall with Boone Hall Plantation issued this statement:

We gave this decision very serious consideration and after consulting with community leaders and discussing this with event Chairman Randy Burbage, we decided to show honor and respect to the victims of the recent tragedy and give the community time to heal. It was a difficult decision as Boone Hall’s association with this event has been long standing, but one we made and think is best on behalf of Boone Hall and the Charleston community at this time.

The event is held each November in conjunction with the re-enactment of The Battle of Secessionville.

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