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    • Monday, February 05, 2024
    • Monday, April 08, 2024
    • 9 sessions
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage

    VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) are preparing taxes for FREE onsite at the Morris Center on Mondays starting February 5.

    Is your individual or family household income less than $63,398? Are you non-English speaking, disabled or 60 years of age and older? You may be eligible to have your 2023 taxes prepared for FREE by a trusted IRS certified volunteer through the VITA program!

    Bring Social Security Cards/ITINs (entire family). Interpreter services are available at all sites. Walk-ins are first come, first served. The last tax return is started at least one hour prior to closing at all sites.

    • Tuesday, March 05, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 49
    Register

    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, March 08, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Dye your own indigo bandana this spring. Learn the basic techniques of natural dying from artist Leanne Coulter of Daufuskie Blues. Purchases are non-refundable.

    • Saturday, March 09, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Dye your own indigo bandana this spring. Learn the basic techniques of natural dying from artist Leanne Coulter of Daufuskie Blues. Purchases are non-refundable.

    • Tuesday, March 12, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 49
    Register

    Sit in on an informative meeting of the Jasper County Historical Society. This meeting includes a special Women's History month presentation by Author and Historian Lee Gordon Brockington on Mary Gordon Ellis, a resident of Jasper County, who was the first woman elected to the South Carolina State Senate in 1928.

    • Thursday, April 04, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 67
    Register

    Join us as we explore the concept of Manifest Destiny with Director of Exhibitions and Programs, Kayleigh Vaughn. In connection with the exhibition, The Palmetto Regiment & the Mexican War: 1846-1917, this talk unravels the intricate web of Manifest Destiny, a powerful ideology that shaped the American West and left an indelible mark on the nation's history. Suggested $5 donation.

    • Tuesday, April 09, 2024
    • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
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    Join us for a guided tour of The Language of Clay: Catawba Indian Pottery & Oral Traditions. Pottery making is the single most unbroken material tradition of the Catawba Nation's long history and is still done with methods handed down through generations. This exhibition features dozens of clay pottery pieces created by Catawba artisans from the 19th century to the present that represent various Catawba traditions and legends. The Language of Clay was organized by the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

    These guided tours are a part of a project funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


    • Saturday, April 13, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.

    • Friday, April 19, 2024
    • Thursday, May 02, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    Register

    Join us for a live demonstration with local artists as they show how to hand-build with clay. These demonstrations connect to the current exhibition, The Language of Clay: Catawba Indian Pottery & Oral Traditions, which was organized by the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Click here to sign up for the guided tours offered prior to the demonstrations.

    Molding Together: Ceramics for All is a project funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


    • Tuesday, May 07, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 50
    Register

    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.

    • Thursday, May 09, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    Register

    Discover the fascinating stories of the South Carolina remote community with an exclusive member preview for the newest exhibition, The Sandy Islanders: A People of the Land. Join us for a special curator-led tour, where you can mingle with fellow members while delving into the lives of Sandy Island residents through captivating photography and interviews.

    Not a member? Click here to join today.

    • Saturday, May 11, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 44
    Register

    It is time for Morris Center's annual Spring tea party. Join us for a unique tea experience as Dr. Kirsten Iden from USC Salkehatchie unravels the captivating textile history of Eliza Lucas Pinckney.

    Enjoy a variety of teas, savor delectable treats, and delve into the intricate world of fabrics that shaped the legacy of Eliza Lucas Pinckney. Whether you're a history buff, a textile enthusiast, or simply a tea lover, this afternoon promises to be a blend of knowledge, flavor, and the rich tapestry of Eliza's life. Secure your spot for a tea party where each sip is a step into the textured past!

    $40 per person. Purchases are non-refundable.

    • Saturday, May 18, 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.

    • Saturday, June 08, 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 64
    Register

    Seize the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the Catawba Nation. Kassidy Plyler, Cultural Programs Coordinator at the Catawba Cultural Preservation Program, guides you through Catawba history. This presentation connects seamlessly with the Language of Clay exhibition. From oral traditions to pottery, join us for a distinctive exploration into the cultural heritage of the Catawba people. Suggested $5 donation.

    • Saturday, June 29, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 12
    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.

    • Saturday, July 13, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 25
    Register

    Indulge your creative spirit and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of textile art with Instructor Ellen Scott. Join us for a hands-on experience as you transform ordinary silk scarves into stunning, one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Purchases are non-refundable.

    • Saturday, August 24, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 19
    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, September 10, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 50
    Register

    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
    • 20
    Register

    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.

    • Saturday, September 14, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 24
    Register

    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.

    • Tuesday, September 17, 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, October 05, 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.

    • Tuesday, November 12, 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, November 16, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 18
    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.

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage

CONTACT

843-284-9227
info@morrisheritagecenter.org

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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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