The Morris Center of Lowcountry Heritage presents the Great Charleston Earthquake of 1886 This exhibit examines the most destructive earthquake ever recorded in the eastern United States. The quake occurred near Charleston, SC on August 31, 1886. Discover details about the devastation and how rescue efforts were deployed during the 1800’s. The exhibit also teaches […]

Uncovering the Roots of Reconstruction A partnership with the Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Island Land Trust and the Mitchelville Preservation Project offers a unique tour to visit two historic sites connected to the Civil War and Reconstruction eras on Hilton Head Island starting in September.  Every other Friday, starting September 13,  at 9:30 am […]

Wine Down on the Grounds of Marshlands After the Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens, head over and Wine Down on the Grounds of Marshlands. For more information contact the Historic Beaufort Foundation at 843-379-3331.

Charlotte Forten Day at the Penn Center Join Penn Center on October 31st, 2019 as they celebrate Charlotte Forten Day. Charlotte Forten is Penn School’s first African American Teacher. She began teaching during the Civil War in 1862. Come have fun and interact with important figures in Penn Center’s history such as Charlotte Forten, Laura […]

Reaching Back to Wisdom – 37th Annual Heritage Days Celebration Join us as we celebrate, remember and share the history of Penn School-Penn Center and the rich cultural wisdom of the Gullah Geechee people. As Gullah Geechee people, we reflect and embrace our ancestral knowledge passed down giving us strength and endurance. We honor our […]

Native American Heritage Celebration In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Edisto-Natchez Kusso Tribe of SC are partnering with Morris Center for a free, family-friendly celebration.  Tribe members will teach attendees about their customs and traditions. There will be a demonstration of music and dance with a chance for folks to join. Afterwards, take […]

“If The Walls Could Talk” – Coastal Discovery Museum The Coastal Discovery Museum will present Kimberly Cavanagh on November 13 at 2 pm. for this program.  The Barnwell Archaeological Research Project is a multidisciplinary endeavor at the Barnwell tabby ruins located on the north end of Hilton Head Island.  Archaeology, archival research, and geological dating […]

Liberty Trail  and the Revolutionary Battle Sites of the Lowcountry Doug Bostick, Executive Director of the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust will present on the development of the Liberty Trail, a driving route designed to connect American Revolution battlefields in South Carolina. Historians and archaeologists have unearthed stories of the fascinating stories from this era […]