Plantation Profiles: Series Highlights Plantations are embedded in the DNA of South Carolina history, especially the heritage of this region, and everyone can benefit from a better understanding of their past.  If you missed our 4-part series, this talk is for you. In connection with Beyond the Oaks: Lowcountry Plantations exhibit, Director of Exhibitions and Programs Kayleigh […]

The Art of Indigo Dyeing Spring Session Join us for an exclusive indigo dyeing workshop and tutorial with artists Leanne Coulter and Rhonda Davis, owners of the Daufuskie Blues Art Gallery. Guests will have the opportunity to hand dye a 60-inch cotton silk scarf in a natural indigo vat, while learning about the properties and […]

Join the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage for their annual tea, try the unique varieties from Charleston Tea Plantation, as you learn about South Carolina tea-growing history. Horticulturist Joshua Giordano-Silliman of Hortfire LLC leads guests through lowcountry tea cultivation from the early 20th century to the current commercial operation on Wadmalaw Island. The afternoon tea […]

This free presentation is designed for those who have read White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Beacon Press, 2018) by Robin DiAngelo, as well as for those who want to discuss ways to disrupt racism in their lives and communities. The talk will examine some of the ways that conversations about […]

Join us for Book Club at the Morris Center. This month, we are discussing Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism to learn what you can do to engage more constructively. The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged that […]

Lee Gordon Brockington, coordinator of Public Engagement at Hobcaw Barony, once owned by Belle Baruch, speaks on another influential woman in this free talk at the Morris Center. Mary Gordon Ellis, a resident of Jasper County was the first woman elected to the South Carolina State Senate in 1928. First a wife, mother, teacher and […]

Horseshoe Crabs: A Living Fossil Join the Morris Center where Dawn Brut from Coastal Discovery Museum will teach  about the horseshoe crab. With its tough, helmet-like body and long, pointed tail, it is one of the most intriguing and misunderstood marine invertebrates found in our marine waters. Dive in with us as we explore the horseshoe […]

Join the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage for this three-hour workshop lead by local artist Dawn Gaye Duff, participants will create a polymer clay pendant inspired by marine life and antique medallions. Then use glass beads to craft a necklace for your pendant. All supplies are included. Dawn Gaye  Duff has been teaching art and […]

In this free talk at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, Author and Historian Cheryl Oliver will discuss the roles women played in the Revolutionary War in South Carolina. A Virginia native, Cheryl Oliver has written 7 historical non-fiction books. A graduate of Marymount University, she is a member of the National Genealogical Association, DAR, […]