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 […]

Fall Costume Contest Come to the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage for the Fall Costume Contest. Hosted by LowCountry Community Outreach, this FREE to the public event features a costume contest with cash prizes, photo station, food vendors, info tables for credit repair and home buying. There is face painting, a pinata, bean bag toss, […]

Lowcountry Cuisine With Sallie Ann Robinson Join the Daufuskie Diva herself for a special cooking demonstration and tutorial at Ridgeland’s Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage! Learn how to capture the taste of the Lowcountry as author and chef Sallie Ann takes you on a trip through the history of Gullah cuisine. In this program, she […]

Join us for Book Club at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage. This Fall, we are reading and discussing Natasha Boyd’s The Indigo Girl. About the Book “The Indigo Girl” breathes new life into an absorbing true account of one of South Carolina’s preeminent historical figures. Eliza Lucas Pinckney’s empowering story of persistence and autonomy […]

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 […]

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 […]

“The Doctor Visits a Plantation” From a trained physician to a “yarb doctor,” Living Historian Dave Smoot sheds light on the medical practices that would have been found on a 19th-century Lowcountry plantation with an emphasis on treatment of the enslaved. The lecture will take place at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage.

    75 Years Later: Creating Wartime Family Reunions With DNA In honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Genealogist Bonnie Wade-Mucia speaks about the works she does to find family members of KIA/MIA soldiers from WWII at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage. Bonnie Wade-Mucia is a Forensic Genealogist and owner of Keeper of the […]

Plantation Profiles: Colleton County With Morris Center Curator 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.  In this curator talk, in connection with Beyond the Oaks: Lowcountry Plantations exhibit, Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage Director of Exhibitions […]

Breakfast With Santa at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage Santa Clause is coming to the town of Ridgeland and the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage! Families can enjoy story time with Ol’ Saint Nick and a hot breakfast, too. Participants will be able to pose for pictures with Santa and make a craft. This […]