Living by the Rails

April 28, 2018 – March 19, 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.


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SC Palmetto Hands

August 18, 2018 – January 5, 2019

The Morris Center is excited to present, SC Palmetto Hands exhibit opening on August 18, 2018. Fine craft artists from across the state participate in the annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition. As the state’s only fine craft competition and exhibit, objects are pre-juried and awards are determined by a different juror each year. Applicants are asked to submit works in the categories of clay, fiber, metal, wood, and 3D mixed media. Cash awards are then made at the discretion of the show juror and pieces are selected for this traveling exhibit.

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique exhibit offers fine craft artists from across South Carolina the opportunity to exhibit their inspiring objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and three-dimensional mixed media. Each year thousands enjoy the refined talents of South Carolina fine craft artists featured in this exhibition.

SC Palmetto Hands, will be on display through January 5, 2019. The exhibit is a part of a traveling exhibition program offered through the South Carolina State Museum. The Traveling Exhibitions Program gives galleries, museums, and art centers across South Carolina the opportunity to request the exhibit to tour their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists.


3-D Honey Hill Battlefield Display

Honey Hill Diorama 1Get 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.






Coming Soon…  LOOK! Forward Photography Exhibit!

The Look! Forward Photography Exhibit, hosted by Family Connection of South Carolina, returns this winter and will be on display at the Morris Center, in downtown Ridgeland, from January 12, 2019 through May 25, 2019.
This 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. Last year, thanks to the generosity of 27 Midlands area photographers, the exhibit featured 50 children, teens and adults – a value of more than $40,000 in services. Family Connection developed the LOOK! project in response to often heard comments from the families we serve.