The Reconstruction Era

At Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site


Join us on June 19, 2024 for an in-depth exploration of the Reconstruction era at Rose Hill. Discover what life was like for individuals during this transformative period. We will discuss sharecropping, black codes, and labor contracts. Take a walk to the tenant home and examine the racial tensions and the Gist sons' roles as Klan leaders. Learn about local individuals who held elected positions during this time. The Union County Community Remembrance Project will provide insights into the lynchings in Union County, shedding light on the fear and challenges faced by the community. This program aims to offer a comprehensive understanding of the lives and struggles of people in this area during the Reconstruction era.


  • June 19, 2024, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Event Hours

    11:00 am- 1:30 pm

    Meeting Place

    Park Office

    What to Bring

    Comfortable clothing and shoes for walking, bug spray, bagged lunch, snacks, water.

    Registration Deadline



    $10 per participant