Welcome to the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage!

Our mission is to cultivate community experiences through education, preservation, and celebration of the region's rich history and culture.

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage is a non-profit organization with a goal of community engagement through educational programming and changing exhibits connected to the Lowcountry heritage.

The Center advances education and engagement initiatives that preserve the Lowcountry`s history and culture through programs, events, and exhibitions that inspire interest and evoke inquiry. The Trust creates a vibrant center where a wide diversity of people gather to explore and learn about the region`s distinctive sense of place.

Special Thanks to Our Program Sponsors:

South Carolina Humanities & South Carolina Arts Commission!

Upcoming Events


01jun10:00 am02nov(nov 2)5:00 pmThe Great Charleston Earthquake, 1886

Event Details

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 how to protect yourself today should an earthquake occur.

The Great Charleston Earthquake, 1886 was developed by the South Carolina State Museum with research, collaboration and assistance from Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius, authors of “Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow” (University of Georgia Press, 2011) and the Emergency Management Division of South Carolina.




June 1 (Saturday) 10:00 am - November 2 (Saturday) 5:00 pm

18jul5:00 pm6:00 pmCharleston Earthquake Breakdown

Event Details

Based on the Great Earthquake of Charleston 1886 exhibit on view,  Dr. Steven Jaume speaks about seismology and the science behind this historical event. As an associate professor in the Department of Geology, Jaume teaches courses environmental geology, natural hazards, as well as earthquake seismology.

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(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

22jul9:00 am12:00 amExploration Camp: Measure, Mix, Pour & Bake!Monday through Friday from 9:00am to Noon - Lowcountry Explorers (Ages 8-12)

Event Details

Do you have a young baker? Most kids love helping in the kitchen, especially when there are baked treats involved! Attendees of this five-day camp, learn valuable skills and practice math and reading without even realizing it.  

Instructor: Lisa Sweeney, Local Pastry Chef

Exploration Camps at the Morris Center are infused with history, science, art, and FUN! The camp class size is small to enhance the experience. 

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(Monday) 9:00 am - 12:00 am

Featured Events

The Great Charleston Earthquake, 1886

This exhibition is on view from June 1, 2019 to November 2, 2019. Still one of the most devastating seismic events in southeastern history, the Great Charleston Earthquake claimed sixty lives. Come learn more about how the event impacted the area and how you can prepare for an event like this in the future. This…


Registration Now Open for Exploration Camps!

Exploration Camps at the Morris Center are infused with history, science, art, and FUN! The camp class size is small to enhance the experience. Click here for more information or to register.  Lowcountry Adventurers (Ages 4-7) June 24-28, 2019; 9:00am-Noon July 15-19, 2019; 9:00am-Noon Lowcountry Pioneers (Ages 8-12) July 8-12, 2019; 9:00am-Noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm July 22-26, 2019; 9:00am-Noon…