Native American Celebration

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Featuring Tribes from across the Country

Join us for Selugadu! The celebration of cornbread!

Every November, the Hagood Mill Historic Site observes Native American Heritage Month.  This celebration of cornbread (Selu meaning corn and gadu meaning bread) is really a Harvest Festival.  This is the time of year when Native Americans reaped the harvest of corn.  This was an essential crop in Native American life and came to be in Colonial life as well.

Join us as we give thanks to, and honor the first peoples of these lands, for the food traditions and customs that have influenced southern Appalachian life for hundreds of years.  At this event, we will bring together many people from various tribal groups to share customs and traditions that have been practiced since ancient times.  

Demonstrations unique to this event include the stone grinding of cornmeal, cooking fry-bread, and roasting corn.  Prehistoric cooking demonstrations using ancient soapstone bowls is something you won’t want to miss.  We will also have an expert on hand to identify Native American stone tools and artifacts, so be sure to bring your treasures to be identified.

While on site, don’t miss “Our Native Roots: An Interpretive Trail.”  This path takes visitors along the Old Indian Path which took Native Americans from the Mississippi Coast through the Eastern Continental Divide to Virginia.  The trail includes a dugout canoe demonstration, a sacred fire circle, the prehistoric petroglyphs that are on site, and many other experiences. 

This really is an event you won’t want to miss!

We love Hagood Mill! This is a great place to bring the family for a day of affordable fun! Enjoy live music, food, merchants, + more and I’m sure you will love it as much as we do!

Enjoy Demonstrations from Generations Past

Each third Saturday event offers live demonstrations and education for the entire family to enjoy throughout our historic site. From basket weaving to open hearth cooking, learn how generations before us lived and breathed.

Shop Local Merchants + Enjoy Great Eats

Enjoy a day of fun at our historic Hagood Mill while you shop local merchants, watch demonstrations, and relax on our beautiful 55+ acre site. Enjoy great eats from our local featured foodtrucks or shop our mercantile for one-of-a-kind treasures and gifts! 

Our fresh ground milled products are available for purchase or to pickup during third Saturday events for purchases made ahead of time on our website.

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