Discover More of the South Carolina Lowcountry

Get ready to explore the past, present, and future of this vibrant, historic region.

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 projects, 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!

Latest Events

october

26oct6:30 pm9:30 pm3rd Annual Dine, Dance & Discover GalaThe first major function held in the center’s expansion!

Event Details

The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage will host its third annual fundraising Gala on Friday, October 26, 2018 in its newly renovated event space in downtown Ridgeland. Themed “Grow with Us,” the gala will be the first major function held in the center’s expansion which reorients the entrance to Main Street and includes a new multi-function gallery, commercial kitchen and outdoor space.

Attendees will enjoy the current exhibit “Living by the Rails” before being invited into the new event gallery as the first official guests in the space. The evening’s festivities will continue with a cocktail hour, a four-course farm to table dinner created by Chef Benjamin “BJ” Dennis from locally sourced food, keynote speaker will be H. David Stone, Jr., author of Vital Rails: The Charleston & Savannah Railroad and the Civil War in Coastal South Carolina, a silent auction, a meet and greet with the chefs, and dancing to live music by Bobby Ryder and his band.

For more information, please contact the Center at info@morrisheritagecenter.org or call 843-284-9227.

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Time

(Friday) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

27oct2:00 pmOwl-o-ween: Creatures of the NightSee fascinating live owls and other creatures of the night!

Event Details

This program will feature fascinating live owls and other creatures of the night. Along with an introductory overview, visitors will explore and learn about the five owl species of the Lowcountry. Join instructor Lila Arnold as she demonstrates their special physical features and characteristics that make these incredible creatures successful in the ecosystem.

 

As an experienced educator of many years, Lila Arnold is well versed in making programs fun as well as educational.

Admission to the event is free; however, advanced registration is requested due to limited space. To register, call the center at 843-284-9227.

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm

30oct6:00 pmYoga in the GalleriesJoin us on Tuesdays this Fall at 6:00pm!

Event Details

Take a break from your day and explore the world of Yoga at the Morris Center! This hour-long yoga session will be provided by yoga instructor Kelsey Lee, who will guide the class through a series of gentle and relaxing yoga poses.

Kelsey loves yoga so much it’s infectious. It’s as if she just can’t stop doing it, talking about it, reading about it, writing about it, teaching it, and applying it to everything she does.

Her goal is to make yoga challenging and bring greater awareness to both body and mind. She also tries to keep it light hearted, because life is too short to be serious all the time!

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

Price

Classes are $7 a piece. Members get in free!

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Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

november 6, 2018 6:00 pmnovember 13, 2018 6:00 pmnovember 27, 2018 6:00 pmdecember 11, 2018 6:00 pmdecember 18, 2018 6:00 pm

Featured Events

3rd Annual Gala Unveils New Phase for Morris Center

The facility is Now All Dressed Up With Somewhere to Grow The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage will host its third annual Dine, Dance and Discover Gala Friday, October 26th, 2018 in its newly renovated event space in downtown Ridgeland. Themed “Come Grow with Us,” the gala will be the first major function held in…

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2nd Annual Art Bark in the Park

Morris Center to Host “Art Bark in the Park” Event! The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage will be teaming up with the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission, Palmetto Veterinary Hospital, and Jasper County to host the 2nd Annual Art Bark in the Park event on Saturday, November 3rd, from noon to 3:00pm at the Morris Center…

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