Ridgeland ~ Beyond the Oaks Lowcountry Plantations Exhibit


Event Details


Join us for a grand opening celebration of our newest exhibit: Beyond the Oaks, which explores stories of the lowcountry plantations. This free and open to the public event will include a screening of the documentary film that accompanies the exhibit and a Q&A with the director, Drew Baron, and cinematographer, O’neal Peterson. May 18, 1-3 pm. The exhibit will be on display until April 25, 2020.

Afterwards, there will be an interactive panel discussion with Shawn Halifax from McLeod Plantation Historic Site, Joseph McGill from The Slave Dwelling Project, and Beaufort author and former plantation docent Kim Poovey.

Finally, stick around for a complementary guided tour of the exhibit at 3:00 pm with it’s curator, Kayleigh Vaughn.

The historic landscape of the Lowcountry is shaped by the presence of plantations. This exhibition examines area plantations from colonial times to the 21st century.

The Morris Center invites visitors to approach the exhibit with a positive attitude towards the future. A comprehensive understanding of plantations and the people who lived and worked on them is vital to the strength of our community.

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