Living By The Rails
April 28, 2018 – April 27, 2019
Living by the Rails: A History of Lowcountry Railroads exhibit examines the impact of railroad transportation in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. This exhibit chronicles the astonishing local history of railroads and locomotives. These man-made machines ripped and roared their way through the Lowcountry and everywhere in between.
The Charleston and Savannah Railway runs straight through Ridgeland, SC, bringing with it history, memories, and local flavor. This exhibit will feature a documentary of local retired railroad workers and civilians with their deeply rooted tales of living by the rails.
3-D Honey Hill Battlefield Display
Get a feel for how this significant battle of the Civil War played out. This display features a three-dimensional diorama of the Honey Hill Battlefield that took place in Ridgeland, South Carolina on November 30, 1864.
Look! Forward Photography Exhibition
January 12, 2019 - May 25, 2019
The Look! Forward Photography exhibit showcases the beauty and strength of children, teens and young adults who are living rich, full lives despite their disability or special healthcare need.
This year, thanks to the generosity of 39 South Carolina photographers, the exhibit featured 49 children, teens and adults. Family Connection developed the LOOK! project in response to often heard comments from the families we serve. “I wish that the world would really see my child and not just their disability!”
Family Connection has a long history of serving families of children with disabilities and special healthcare needs. In 2015, we became the Parent Training and Information Center for South Carolina. There is a Center in every state to provide information and training to parents of those with disabilities, ages birth through 26.
Sharing the Chores: Works on Paper by Jonathan Green
February 16, 2019 – May 25, 2019
In a limited engagement, Sharing the Chores: Works on Paper by Jonathan Green is an exciting opportunity to experience Green's vibrant color choices and bold imagery for which he has become famous. Inspired by his experiences growing up in the Carolina lowcountry, the artist’s images reflect the values he learned in childhood from his family and neighbors in the rural community of Gardens Corner. Consisting of twelve hand-drawn lithographs and one serigraph, from McKissick Museum's permanent collections, this show is a must-see for any Jonathan Green Fan.
Beyond the Oaks: Lowcountry Plantations
May 4, 2019 – April 25, 2020
The historic landscape of the Lowcountry is shaped by the presence of plantations. This exhibition examines area plantations from colonial times to the 21st century.
The Morris Center invites visitors to approach the exhibit with a positive attitude towards the future. A comprehensive understanding of plantations and the people who lived and worked on them is vital to the strength of our community.