Join us on Tuesdays, June 19, 26, July 17, 24, 31, and August 7, and 14 at 6pm

Yoga in the Galleries

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!

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




Join us on Thursday, June 21 at 5:45pm

Railroads & the American Civil War

Still a widely debated topic to this day, the American Civil War was an historical conflict between the Northern and Southern states. However, a critical theme often overlooked when considering the trajectory of the Civil War was the importance of the railroad. Terry Koller, Manager of Railroad Operations at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, will present the history of the railroad industry during the 19th century and how it was a pivotal element in the downfall of the Confederacy.

This program is made possible by SC Humanities.

This event is free and open to the public. Call the Morris Center for pre-registration.

Join us on Tuesday, June 26 at 1pm – 4pm

Animal Adaptations: Focus on Bird Beaks Camp

Looking for worthwhile activity for your child this summer? Come to the Morris Center for a free one-day camp to learn about animal adaptations!

What are animal adaptions? Animal adaptions are any body shape, process, or behavior that allows an organism to survive in its environment. Animals, such as birds, change over time to fit the needs of their environment. Why do birds have different shaped beaks? How does a bird’s food source influence the shape bird’s beak?  Do different shapes of beaks allow easier access to various food supplies?  How does natural selection and environment change how birds look and adapt?  Come Join Lila Arnold at the Morris Center to get the answer to these and other questions about birds.

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

Join us on Wednesday, July 11 at 3pm

Busy Bees & Bonnie’s Garden

Busy Bee is an educational workshop that focuses on the wonderful world of honeybees. Children engage in games and activities that teach about life cycle, anatomy, and communication habits of our favorite pollinators! Participants leave with a greater understanding of the importance of honeybees and their effect on our world. After learning about our buzzing friends, students will also have the opportunity to interact with Bonnie’s Garden, our fully mobile greenhouse. Students see where their food comes from and learn what plants need to survive. Participants will also be given their own sunflower plant to take home and nurture using their newfound knowledge!

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

Thursday, July 19 at 4:30pm-5:30pm

Dress like a Proper Pirate

Ahoy all privateers, buccaneers, and swashbucklers! Join us for a special presentation and learn the history of the pirate Code of Conduct and pirate fashion of the day. Presented by Sandra Payne, a pirate enthusiast and reenactor, this is a free family-friendly event, and open to the public.

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

Join us on Saturday, July 21 at 2pm – 3:30pm

Pirates Plunder Party

Ahoy Matey! Enjoy a day of fun with The Charles Towne Few, who will dress in authentic pirate gear worn during the period of 1690 -1820. The Charles Towne Few is the largest active pirate crews in South Carolina. They have been involved in nautical, historical, and piratical activities across the Carolinas, Georgia, and other states.

Guests can quench their thirst with a cold pint of beer (Root Beer, of course!). Enjoy light refreshments, interact with pirates, learn about buccaneers of the Lowcountry, hunt for treasure using the pirate’s map, and win some booty. This is a family-friendly event.

 

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

Join us on Tuesday, July 24 at 11am

Creatures of the Night

“Creatures of the Night” is an exciting program which addresses Earth’s vital need for bio-diversity. Along with a presentation about physical adaptations of nocturnal owls and bats, a discussion of the human impact on the environment and habitat loss, along effects on bio-diversity, will be included. The importance of predators for maintaining the balance of nature will also be examined. We hope to encourage the audience to work together to conserve and preserve our wildlife, our earth, and to create a better future for all creatures. As an experienced educator of many years, Nancy Owens 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.

Join us on Friday, July 27 at 6pm

Lowcountry Paint & Sip Class

Explore the wonderful world of art with local artist Amiri Farris. Bring a bottle of wine and enjoy an evening with friends while painting your own Lowcountry work of art. Amiri will walk you through the painting process to create your own masterpiece based on one of his own creations. No experience necessary. All supplies are provided.

Space is limited; event sells out quickly. Advance payment and registration required! $30 admission fee for this class. $25 for members.




Join us on Tuesday, July 31 at 5:30pm

The Great Locomotive Chase

In April 1862 a Union spy suggested a bold plan to sabotage the Confederate railroad system. He would lead a group of volunteers deep into enemy territory, commandeer a train and head north, burning bridges behind him. The action would coincide with an attack by Union forces on the critical rail center at Chattanooga, TN, and hasten the end of the war. But the spy couldn’t know that the brave and determined conductor of the train they stole would pursue them doggedly and bring their efforts to a tragic end. Imprisonment and death awaited some of the raiders, but others would receive a very special recognition for their efforts. Local and regional elements of this story include numerous sites in Georgia and in both Hilton Head Island and Mitchelville, S.C.

Harvey Trabb, guest presenter, is a retired media relations and executive support specialist whose career at Rutgers University in New Jersey spanned more than 30 years. He is a non-academic historian with strong interests in military and aviation history, the history of crime in America, the Old West, and other significant areas.

This program is made possible by SC Humanities.

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

Join us on Tuesday, August 2 at 10:30am

Calling All Time Travelers of the Lowcountry!

Please join us for an hour-long learning adventure with hands-on, engaging activities which will bring the American Civil War to life. Become inspired by those who wore the blue and the gray during our country’s bloodiest conflict. The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage welcomes historian Aaron Bradford on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

Mr. Bradford will lead participants to:

•Evaluate the differences and compromises between the North and South as the United States expanded its territory.
•Understand the perspectives and evolution of white and black South Carolinians from the beginning, and onward through to the end of the Civil War.
•Appreciate how soldiers were impacted by the railroads, fighting with rifle musket and bayonet, and the significance of the Drum and Signal Corps.
•Relive the nearby Battle of Honey Hill, fought on November, 1864.
•Consider the consequences of the Civil War and how it still impacts us today.