Morris Center Wins $7,000 Grant for Upcoming World War II Exhibit
The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage has won a grant from the South Carolina Humanities for World War II exhibit, Homegrown Heroes: The Lowcountry in World War II. The $7,000 grant will be used to partially fund the upcoming exhibit, allowing us to further celebrate the amazing stories and honor the brave men and women who fought and served our country during World War II.
The mission of South Carolina Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. This not-for-profit organization presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.
Homegrown Heroes: The Lowcountry in World War II will capture the quickly-fading stories of the men and women who fought during World War II, and celebrate the history they helped create. The exhibit opens April 1, 2017 with a grand opening celebration at 12:00pm, featuring the Parris Island Marine Band, children games and activities, World War II reenactors and more.
This event is free and open to the public!