Indigo Exploration – Discovery Night at the Museum
The Coastal Discovery Museum will host “Indigo Exploration” on May 26 from
5-6 pm. You will take a journey to the past and “meet” Eliza Lucas Pinckney. In
1739, when Eliza was just 17 years old, her experiments with indigo resulted in a
very profitable industry for the colony of South Carolina. Hear her unique story,
learn how indigo dye was made, and make your own indigo dye t-shirt to take
home. This family friendly educational experience is fun for all ages. The Museum
will provide you with one t-shirt to tie dye with indigo dye, made from what once
was our area’s well-known “cash crop.” You are welcome to bring an additional
cotton item to dye.
Cost is $15 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext.
223. This program is for ages 7 and older. All children must be accompanied by a
registered adult. The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head