Join us Thursday, September 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 5, 2017 at 5:45pm

Yoga in the Galleries!

Yoga in the Galleries class is back this Thursday, September 14 at 5:45pm! Join us for a relaxing class of wonderful meditation!

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 lighthearted, 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 dollars individually, or $25 for all five dates! Members get in free!

To purchase your five week yoga pass click on the button below



Join the Morris Center on September 26th at 1:00pm.

Lunch and Learn: 11 Healthier Eating Tips

Join us to learn from vegan nutritionist Carla Golden on 11 ways plant-based foods can improve your health. Golden leads the Palmetto Plant Eaters Club which meets monthly in Bluffton to teach and support the whole food, plant-based vegan lifestyle.

Lunch will be provided by Delisheeyo! Which is the coolest hot spot on Hilton Head Island to get an
organic meal, freshly pressed juice, and clean snacks.

The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage requests a $15 donation to cover lunch expenses. Registration required.

This event has been SOLD OUT. If you are interesting in checking availability, please call the Center at 843-284-9227.

The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage will host its second annual Dine, Dance and Discovery Gala on September 22, 2017 at Hilton Head Lakes Clubhouse in Hardeeville from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This year’s theme will tie in with the center’s current exhibit, Homegrown Heroes: The Lowcountry in World War II.

The event will feature a cocktail hour, four-course dinner, drinks, a silent auction and big band music featuring the Bobby Ryder Quartet. There will be a presentation by a special keynote speaker on World War II history followed by an exclusive book signing. Guests are encouraged to dress in World War II-era clothing.

“The community was such a great support to us last year with our first fundraising event. We are even more excited about this year’s Discovery Gala and hope everyone will come ready to jitterbug and immerse themselves in nostalgia,” says the museum’s Director of Programs, Annmarie Reiley-Kay.

Tickets are available for $125, with an early bird special of $25 off if purchased before August 22. Museum members will receive an additional 15% off their total ticket price. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage.

The Homegrown Heroes exhibit opened on April 1, 2017 and focuses on how the Lowcountry was impacted by and contributed to WWII. One highlight of the exhibit is the wall of stories of local veterans. The exhibit runs through January 2018.

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Join us on Thursday, September 28th at 4:00pm.

Living History with Abraham Lincoln

Come and meet the one and only Abraham Lincoln as he performs an original one-act play recounting stories of his life from boyhood to presidency! Guests will have a chance to view a number of Lincoln and Civil War memorabilia and artifacts, as part of a traveling exhibit showcase! Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and leader of the Union during the Civil War. This epic figure in American history changed the landscape of our country. This is a performance you won’t want to miss!

Preregistration required for all classes and programs except when noted. Register early as program sizes are limited! Walk-in registration may be available if space and supplies allow. Call 843-284-9227 for availability.

Join us on Tuesday, October 3rd at 4:30pm.

Native American Gourds and Corn Husk Dolls

Join Millie Chaplin for a special presentation on Native American gourds and corn husk doll making.

A gourd is a plant, and of the earliest domesticated plants at that. Thier hard shells lend themselves to a number of uses, from tools and art, to storage and and musical instruments.

Corn husk dolls are Native American toys made from the leftover husk of a corn harvest. These dried leaves are twisted and formed into works of art. Come visit the Center to learn how to make them yourself!

Millie is a native of the Lowcountry. Her fascination with corn husks began in 1986 during a visit to the Hindman Settlement School in Hindman, KY, where she learned to make the dolls. Millie has exhibited her dolls in North and South Carolina, but she especially likes to share her craft with others by teaching doll making workshops. She also takes her dolls into schools, showing children how their grandparents had fun “without batteries.”

Preregistration required for all classes and programs except when noted. Register early as program sizes are limited! Walk-in registration may be available if space and supplies allow. Call 843-284-9227 for availability.

Join us on Friday, October 13 at 4:30pm.

Jeepers Creepers! Spooky Stories of the Lowcountry

Ready to get spooked? Join us for an afternoon of spooky tales and creepy legends of the Lowcountry. Included are cemetery ghosts, family members returning from the dead, goblins, ghosts see what happens when a woodcutter gets lost in the forest, how to keep the goblins and ghost out of your house, strange lights and screams and more! Chills and thrills will run up and down your spine as local storyteller Cora Newcomb weaves the magic of Halloween into her tales. Come and let the shivery, shaky feeling creep into your life as you hold your breath and wait to see how the story ends!

Preregistration required for all classes and programs except when noted. Register early as program sizes are limited! Walk-in registration may be available if space and supplies allow. Call 843-284-9227 for availability.

Join the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage on Saturday, October 14 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Art Bark in the Park

Join us as we partner with Jasper County, the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission, and the Palmetto Veterinary Hospital for Art Bark in the Park! This free event will feature live music, an adopt a pet booth for on-site adoptions, animal face painting, refreshments, grooming vendors, paint the park day activities, dog treat vendors and more!

All donations collected during the event will go to benefit the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission, who’s mission is to raise awareness for proper pet care.

We hope to see you here to support a great cause!

Join the Morris Center on Thursday, October 19 at 2:00pm.

Vine Wreath Workshop

Come visit the Morris Center as we learn how to craft a gorgeous fall vine wreath. Instructor Leslie Natolie will demonstrate how using nothing more than a knife, a keen eye and your imagination, you can make a fall vine wreath for your home.

Participants will make their own simple wreath in this workshop using all natural materials. You’ll learn which vines to use, and leave with an easy fall project you can enjoy for years to come (and adapt to other seasonal events.

The non-profit heritage center which preserves the Lowcountry’s history and culture through projects, events, and exhibitions requests a $15 donation. Registration required!

Join the Morris Center on Saturday, October 21 at 2:00pm.

Fly Girls of World War II with David Jones

Even before the U.S. entered World War II, two of America’s premier women aviators were calling for the involvement of women pilots in the Air Force built-up. Their calls fell on deaf ears. However, when the U.S. became desperate for pilots in the grim days of early 1942, Army Air Force leaders gambled on experimental programs using women to fly military aircraft. Fighting through discrimination and bureaucracy, these determined women succeeded beyond expectation. This program tells the story of the two visionary women who spearheaded the effort to create the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) and the exceptional achievements of this remarkable group of women.

Join us on October 26th at 10:00am.

We Can Do It: Rosie the Riveter in the American WWII Homefront

Join us for a presentation given by Heather Thies on Rosie the Riveter, the cultural icon that represented the women working in the factories and shipyards during World War II.

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, American had formally entered the war as a partner of the Allies in the fight for democracy – and life for American women as the largest and most under used source of labor would never be the same. Learn how American Women answered the call to do their part and helped American manufacture numbers beyond even their own expectations.

Preregistration required for all classes and programs except when noted. Register early as program sizes are limited! Walk-in registration may be available if space and supplies allow. Call 843-284-9227 for availability.

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