Beyond the Oaks: Lowcountry Plantations
May 2019 – April 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.
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.
The Great Charleston Earthquake, 1886
June 1, 2019 – November 2, 2019
This exhibit examines the most destructive earthquake ever recorded in the eastern United States. The quake occurred near Charleston, SC on August 31, 1886. Discover details about the devastation and how rescue efforts were deployed during the 1800’s. The exhibit also teaches how to protect yourself today should an earthquake occur.
The Great Charleston Earthquake, 1886 was developed by the South Carolina State Museum with research, collaboration and assistance from Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius, authors of “Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow” (University of Georgia Press, 2011) and the Emergency Management Division of South Carolina.