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    • Tuesday, July 23, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 32
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    Camp life played a huge part in the lives of Civil War soldiers, both of the North and the South. Come learn about how soldiers spent their life in camp, including what they ate, the songs they sang, their drill practice, and the card games they played with each other. Reproduction Civil War equipment and items will be provided as well to allow for an enlightening hands-on experience for all! Suggested $5 donation.


    • Tuesday, August 06, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 30
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    Based on their compelling book of the same name, Joe McGill and Herb Frazier offer a firsthand account of Joe McGill's groundbreaking initiative to spend nights in former slave dwellings scattered across the nation. Through intimate storytelling, McGill and Frazier illuminate the profound significance of these sites while also shedding light on the broader complexities of race in America. Suggested $5 donation.


    • Friday, August 23, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 62
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    Join us for a lunchtime treat as Shrimp City Slim, a seasoned musician with a trademarked stage name, takes you on a journey through piano blues and folk songs. Bring your brown bag lunch and enjoy a family-friendly blend of fun, roots, and education in this entertaining celebration of the world of music. Immerse yourself in the rich sounds of Shrimp City Slim's unique blend of piano blues and original songs—a delightful experience for all ages! Suggested $5 donation.


    • Saturday, August 24, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Create a luminous mosaic suncatcher in this 4-hour workshop led by glass artist Pat Stone. You’ll also learn how to safely cut glass, follow mosaic patterns, and grout pieces. Purchases are non-refundable.

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    November 16 Workshop


    • Thursday, August 29, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 65
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    Hear directly from chiefs representing three regional tribes, the Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians, Edisto Natchez-Kusso, and The Santee Indian Organization, as they explore the pressing issues facing Indigenous Communities of South Carolina. From environmental threats to societal and cultural challenges, discover how these communities navigate limited resources and advocate for their rights in the modern era. Gain valuable insights and deepen your understanding of Native American tribes of the state. Suggested $5 donation.


    • Saturday, September 07, 2024
    • Saturday, February 08, 2025
    • 4 sessions
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    Register

    Enjoy a unique perspective guided tour of Morris Center's current exhibitions. This series explores the history and culture of the Catawba Nation and Gullah people of Sandy Island. Learn how the communities are preserving their legacy.


    • Tuesday, September 10, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 50
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    All are welcome to join the Friends of Honey Hill quarterly meeting to learn about recent preservation and protection efforts at the Honey Hill Battlefield. Visit fohhb.org for more information.

    • Friday, September 13, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 11
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    Dye your own indigo bandana this fall. Learn the basic techniques of natural dying from artist Leanne Coulter of Daufuskie Blues. Purchases are non-refundable. Interested in the Saturday session? Click Here.

    • Saturday, September 14, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 22
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    Dye your own indigo bandana this fall. Learn the basic techniques of natural dying from artist Leanne Coulter of Daufuskie Blues. Purchases are non-refundable. Interested in the Friday session? Click here.

    • Thursday, September 19, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 70
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    Join us for a vibrant celebration of Latin Heritage Month with a special La Lotería event! Morris Center is proud to partner with the City of Hardeeville for two unforgettable nights of cultural immersion. On Thursday, September 19, have a fun time playing La Lotería at the Morris Center in Ridgeland. Our family-friendly twist includes bilingual cards, ensuring everyone can join in the excitement. Enjoy refreshments as you play and learn.

    More than just a game, La Lotería is a celebration of Mexican culture and language. Dive into a Spanish vocabulary lesson while enjoying the exquisite artwork and poetry that adorn each card. Thanks to the generous support of Palmetto Luna Arts, this educational and artistic experience is not to be missed.


    • Tuesday, September 24, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 70
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    Join us for a conversation with historian Lee Brockington and photo-documentarian Vennie Deas Moore. Brockington is known for her expertise in Georgetown County and will give an educational overview Sandy Island. With years guiding tours through its storied landscapes, Brockington promises an immersive journey into the island's past. Accompanying Brockington is another remarkable voice intimately connected to Sandy Island's narrative, Vennie Deas Moore. Her evocative photographic work is the basis of the Sandy Islanders: A People of the Land exhibition and offer a visual feast that brings the island's essence to life.

    Suggested $5 donation



    • Tuesday, September 24, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 49
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    Sit in on an informative meeting of the Jasper County Historical Society. The meetings include a presentation on local and state history topics. For more information about the organization, click here.

    • Saturday, September 28, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 12
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    Weave some history! Learn about the Gullah roots of sweetgrass baskets while making one to take home. Michael Smalls will guide workshop participants through the process of weaving a small basket or coaster. The raw materials are included in the cost of the workshop, but scissors and nail bone will be returned at the end of the class.. Purchases are non-refundable.

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    December 14 Workshop

    • Saturday, October 26, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 15
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    Create cutting edge art! This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the art of linocut printmaking which involves carving into linoleum plates and then printing with ink and paper. Artist and educator Ian Welch will guide you through every step. Purchases are non-refundable.

    • Friday, November 15, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 68
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    Join us for a captivating exploration of "18th century Catawba Women's Traditional Knowledge of Pottery-making" with Dr. Brooke Bauer. As she delves into a section of her book, Becoming Catawba: Catawba Indian Women and Nation-building, 1540-1840, Dr. Bauer unveils the lives and legacies of Catawba women who played a pivotal role in shaping their identity and nation. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the rich cultural tapestry of the Catawba Nation. Dr. Brooke Bauer is a citizen of the Catawba Nation of South Carolina and an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee. Her research and teaching interests center on Native American history, Early American History, women's history, and Indigenous material culture.

    Suggested $5 donation.



    • Saturday, November 16, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 12
    Register

    Create a luminous mosaic suncatcher in this 4-hour workshop led by glass artist Pat Stone. You’ll also learn how to safely cut glass, follow mosaic patterns, and grout pieces. Purchases are non-refundable.

    • Tuesday, November 19, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 50
    Register

    Sit in on an informative meeting of the Jasper County Historical Society. The meetings include a presentation on local and state history topics. For more information about the organization, click here.

    • Saturday, December 14, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 20
    Register

    Weave some history! Learn about the Gullah roots of sweetgrass baskets while making one to take home. Michael Smalls will guide workshop participants through the process of weaving a small basket or coaster. The raw materials are included in the cost of the workshop, but scissors and nail bone will be returned at the end of the class.. Purchases are non-refundable.

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage

CONTACT

843-284-9227
info@morrisheritagecenter.org

MAILING ADDRESS

PO Box 1116
Ridgeland, SC 29936


MUSEUM HOURS

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd.
Ridgeland, SC 29936

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