The Morris Center remains closed as we, along with the rest of our community, are doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please visit our website and social media sites often as we work diligently to develop content to keep you engaged.


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!

Morris Center News

Help Stop Spread of Infection

Due to President Trump’s announcement of new CDC guidelines for public gatherings, and Governor McMaster’s announcement to close public schools in our state, the Morris Center will close to the public until further notice. The health the safety of our staff, volunteers, members & broader community is our priority.  Let’s work together to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).​


At-Home Learning

Need activities for at-home learning? We have standards-based lesson plans and hands-on activities from previous and current Morris Center exhibitions. Click here for lesson plans.


Beyond the Oaks Documentary

In connection with the current exhibition, Beyond the Oaks is a documentary film designed for the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage about the history and future of that well known southern staple, the plantation. Through interviews with experts, artists, historians, and homeowners this documentary dares to ask, when you say the word plantation what are…