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

17sep6:00 pm7:00 pmYoga in the Galleries

Event Details

Take a break from your day and explore the world of Yoga at the Morris Center. Instructor Mary Davis leads this hour-long yoga session which guides you through a series of gentle and relaxing yoga poses.

Beginners are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.

Members receive a 10% discount.

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(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

september 24, 2019 6:00 pmoctober 1, 2019 6:00 pmoctober 8, 2019 6:00 pmoctober 15, 2019 6:00 pmnovember 5, 2019 6:00 pmnovember 12, 2019 6:00 pmnovember 19, 2019 6:00 pmdecember 3, 2019 6:00 pmdecember 10, 2019 6:00 pmdecember 17, 2019 6:00 pm

26sepAll DayMorris Center Closed for Gala Preparations

Event Details

In preparation for the 4th Annual Dine, Dance, & Discover Gala, the Morris Center will be closed today. For more information about the gala or to purchase tickets, click here.


All Day (Thursday)

Morris Center News

Morris Center Launches Field Trips in Fall 2019.

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage announces its lineup of field trips for the upcoming school year. All K-12 state standards-based programs are cross-disciplinary and include the following curriculums: social studies, English language arts and visual arts. Dynamic and interactive, the programs include pre- and post-visit materials for teachers to use in the classroom. Field trips…


Looking Beyond the Oaks-Responses to Lowcountry Plantations

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. Visitors can choose to respond to the exhibition through the response wall with prompt questions such as “How do plantations impact today’s society?” and ” What does the word ‘plantation’…