Clemson University

Hunt Cabin Open House: Life in the Upstate (Has been moved to Hayden Conference Center, 1-4 pm)

Due to the inclement weather the Hunt Cabin will not be open to the public on Saturday, February 23.  Instead, Dennis Chastain will be in the Hayden Conference Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to talk with visitors and answer questions about the Cherokee  and natural world.  We hope you join us there! The Nature Center will be open as ususal  from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a program on the signs of spring.
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At this Hunt Cabin Open House, we are excited to welcome award-winning outdoor writer, historian, and interpretive naturalist, Dennis Chastain. From 1-4 p.m. Dennis will share his highly popular presentation of maps and vintage aerial photographs of the known locations of Cherokee towns, villages and hamlets along with details of Cherokee life during South Carolina’s Colonial Period. Ranging from the native plants that were important to Cherokee culture to the types of structures in their communities, this is the story of an inventive and enduring people.

Dennis has been writing feature articles for SC Wildlife magazine since 1989, he encourages folks to come with any questions they might have about all things wild and wonderful; that is, everything from black bears to honey bees, or about Cherokee culture, or cougars (panthers), or petroglyphs (ancient Indian rock carvings), or any of a host of other topics that he hadwritten about over that long time period.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Program has been moved to the Hayden Conference Center

Event Type

Garden Events


SC Botanical Garden

Target Audience

General Public



This is a free program, but we welcome donations to support further Hunt Cabin programs.

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Sue Watts

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