Homegrown Heroes: The Lowcountry in WWII

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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.

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Roots: The Lowdown on Lowcountry Cuisine

April 29, 2016 – March 18, 2017

 Roots 2Roots: The Lowdown on Lowcountry Cuisine exhibit will give a taste of the complex intertwined history of the region’s first recorded cooks. On the menu will be secrets of traditional foods that shaped Lowcountry cooking and created distinct signature dishes deeply rooted in its people. Lowcountry culinary cuisine was developed by the Native American contributions of corn, Carolina gold rice from African slaves, European influences of swine and spices from Latin America. These ingredients, the diversity of its people and the rich history of the region has created Lowcountry cuisine.

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Traveling Exhibit: This Far By Faith

January 28, 2017 – May 20, 2017

ThisFarFBThe Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage is proud to announce that the traveling exhibit, “This Far by Faith,” will be on display at the Center starting Jan. 28.

This exhibit features research, photography, and video footage gathered over a studious fourteen-year period. Floyd has spent more than a decade exploring and documenting the history and traditions of African-American camp meetings and hush harbors throughout the Carolinas.

“This Far by Faith” reveals the storied histories of these often forgotten hallmarks of Carolinian and Lowcountry culture through 42 large black and white photos, as well as video clips, audio recordings and oral interviews. This interactive exhibition has been displayed at the Charlotte Museum of History in North Carolina (2010), the Moore Methodist Center at St. Simon’s Island (2010), Georgia, and the McKissick Museum (2008) at the University of South Carolina, and now comes to the Morris Center!

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.