Homegrown Heroes: The Lowcountry in WWII
April 1, 2017 – January 20, 2018
Homegrown Heroes: The Lowcountry in WWII exhibit examines the Second World War’s impact in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. This story unfolds with the Day of Infamy giving Americans entry into the war. This display will reveal untold multicultural personal community stories of local men and women bound together in support of one another both aboard and on the Homefront.
Traveling Exhibit: The First South Carolinians
June 10, 2017 – January 13, 2018
The First South Carolinians, the South Carolina State Museum’s traveling exhibit will take guests of the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage back thousands of years when it opens Saturday, June 10. Experience what life was like for South Carolina’s original inhabitants, who created societies, developed culture, and worked the land long before the Europeans crossed the Atlantic in search of the New World.
Throughout this exhibition, recovered artifacts provide invaluable information about the types of tools, housing, and crafts from the Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian Indians. A “Then” and “Now” activity will assist participants in understanding the similarities and differences between Native American tools and contemporary tools.
During the Ice Age, water frozen in glaciers lowered sea levels and exposed land. Anthropologists and archaeologists believe that a land bridge emerged connecting Russia and Alaska between 14,000 and 12,000 years ago. The early Paleo-Indians crossed the land bridge to follow the game and explore the land. Within 1,000 years of their immigration, what is now South Carolina had its earliest residents.
Native American culture dominated what is now South Carolina for thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans. Artifacts from archaeological sites tell us that people have occupied our state for nearly 14, 000 years.
The First South Carolinians can be seen at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage from Saturday, June 10 to Saturday, January 13.
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.