Join us on Thursdays, February 1 and 15. 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Yoga in the Galleries: Part III
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 like 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!
Classes are $6 a piece, or $25 for all 5. Members get in free!
Join us on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2pm.
Traditional Gullah Folk Music featuring Sharon Cooper-Murray
Enjoy a special presentation beginning with the introduction of Christianity to West African slaves, the development of folk, and praise music within these communities. Learn about hush harbors and children’s songs during this interactive program that invites guests to participate in hand-clapping and music making. Sharon Cooper-Murray is a native of South Carolina and has been fascinated with the Gullah culture since a young age.
Pre-register now! Space is limited, event sells out quickly. $5 suggested donation
Join us on Thursday, February 8, 2017 at 2pm
River to Restaurant: Oyster Farming with Olivia Young
Join us Thursday, February 9 at 2pm for a special presentation by oyster farmer Olivia Young of May River Oyster Company. During the program, learn about the unique oysters of the Lowcountry, which remain one of the staple foods in Lowcountry cuisine.
The program will be followed by an exclusive oyster tasting, allowing visitors to experience the freshness and unique taste of Lowcountry oysters. Refreshments will be provided.
Space is limited, event sells out quickly. Preregister now! The non-profit Heritage Center, which preserves the Lowcountry’s history and culture through projects, events, and exhibitions, requests a $10 admission fee for this program.
Join us on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 2pm.
There is an amazing diversity of birds living in and visiting the Lowcountry. Learn some basic birding skills, get into some details about identifying birds, and then focus on the top predators…raptors! Includes basic birding info for beginners with fun facts and more details for experience birders.
Join us on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2pm
Corsets to Crinolines
Join us at the Morris Center for a glimpse into the wardrobe of a Victorian lady. Kim Poovey is a Victorian expert and performance artist who demonstrates the daily dressing rituals required of women during the 19th century. Learn proper etiquette and fashion styles from this fascinating era. The language of the fan and a humorous look at Victorian communications between ladies and gentlemen are also presented. Kim creates all her gowns using period correct patterns as well as finishing details such as tatted trim, ruching and silk rosettes. No detail is overlooked including jewelry, headdress, and undergarments, all of which are historically accurate.
Join us on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 5pm
Djembe Workshop with Christina Randall
Calling all drum enthusiasts starting from age 12 and up to join us at the Morris Center Tuesday, February 27 at 5:00pm for an exciting drumming class by Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School Band Director Christina Randall.
Learn about the various artistic techniques of playing the drum, and then try them yourself!
This is a hands on program promoting participation among visitors and students, who will have the chance to learn a few songs of their own!
Join us on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 3pm.
History of the Lowcountry Marsh Tacky
Join us on March 6 at 3:00pm to take a special look at the Lowcountry’s very own Marsh Tacky horses. Learn about the once plentiful Marsh Tackies, which are now endangered with only 300 documented in existence.
Individual owners and enthusiasts are diligently working to save the Marsh Tacky and to preserve the history of the breed. Erica Marie Veit and Daniel Lowther from the Dufuskie Marsh Tacky Society bring the history of these astounding creatures.
Guests will have the opportunity to view the horses up close with a private showing of the breed.
Space is limited, event sells out quickly. Pre-register now! The non-profit Heritage Center, which preserves the Lowcountry’s history and culture through projects, events, and exhibitions, requests a $10 admission fee for this program.
Join us on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 5pm
America Before the Revolution
More then 40 years before the English settled Jamestown, a group of French Huguenots, seeking religious freedom, established a colony at Port Royal Sound, South Carolina and later one in North Florida. This program examines the colonists’ bold leaders, Jean Ribault and Rene Goulaine de Laudonniere, life in the harsh New World. Learn about the horrific return to Europe of some of the settlers, and why South Carolinians and Floridians don’t speak French today.
The Morris Center welcomes back David Jones for yet another insightful historical program on March 15th. Join us for a presentation on little known history of our Lowcountry.
Space is limited, event sells out quickly. Preregister now!
Join us on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6pm.
Target Tokyo Talk
Guest speaker and author James M. Scott presents Target Tokyo lecture. Scott is a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard and author of Target Tokyo, which was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist and was named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus, The Christian Science Monitor and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
This lecture begins in December of 1941, as American forces tallied the dead at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt gathered with his senior military counselors to plan an ambitious counterstrike against the heart of the Japanese Empire: Tokyo. Four months later, on April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of daredevil p…ilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel the enemy’s factories, refineries, and dockyards and then escape to Free China. For Roosevelt, the raid was a propaganda victory, a potent salve to heal a wounded nation. In Japan, outraged over the deaths of innocent civilians―including children―military leaders launched an ill-fated attempt to seize Midway that would turn the tide of the war. But it was the Chinese who suffered the worst, victims of a retaliatory campaign by the Japanese Army that claimed an estimated 250,000 lives and saw families drowned in wells, entire towns burned, and communities devastated by bacteriological warfare.
Join us on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 4pm.
Butterflies & Dragonflies Talk
Explore the fascinating life cycles of these stunning insects. Take a closer look at local butterflies and their unique adaptions that help them to survive. Investigate the remarkable lives of dragonflies and their fierce hunting skills. Learn how to attract butterflies and dragonflies to your yard.