Sheila Ingle: Revolutionary War Herione Jane Black Thomas

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Sheila Ingle: Revolutionary War Herione Jane Black Thomas

April 20 @ 1:00 pm

The Horry County Museum and the Theodosia Burr Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution present a series on Unique Voices from the Revolutionary War in South Carolina. Join us for a lecture by Sheila Ingle on Saturday, April 20th at 1 PM.  Ingle will present the story of Revolutionary War heroine Jane Black Thomas who traveled 60 miles on horseback in the dead of night through forests and rivers in 1780 to inform the patriots of an impending attack by British forces.

Sheila Ingle is an award winning author of several fictionalized biographies of Revolutionary War era women, including Kate Barry, Martha Bratton, Elizabeth Hutchinson and Eliza Pinckney. For over thirty years she taught secondary English, writing and drama classes in Spartanburg County Schools. She also worked as an adjunct instructor at University of South Carolina Upstate where she taught freshman composition and literature, language arts for the elementary teacher, and world literature. The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented Sheila with the Historic Preservation Award for “preserving the history of a South Carolina Heroine, Kate Barry, with her children’s book for all ages.” She is a member of the NSDAR, Daughters of the American Colonists, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, and the Magna Carta Dames and Barons.

This lecture is made possible by a grant from The South Carolina American Revolution Sestercentennial Commission. For more information about Revolutionary War events and programs throughout South Carolina during the 250th celebration, visit

This event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Museum’s McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email For more information about Horry County Museum programs for 2024, visit the museum’s website at


April 20
1:00 pm


Horry County Museum
805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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