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    • 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.


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


    • Friday, April 26, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage

    The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage is closed Friday, April 26 for annual spring cleaning! We greatly appreciate your understanding.  We look forward to showcasing these changes to the public very soon! 


    • Saturday, April 27, 2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 67
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    Originating from the Southeastern United States, the Yamassee had a rich cultural impact on the Lowcountry that spans generations. Join us in a celebration of history and tradition. This endeavor not only honors the past but also nurtures a meaningful legacy. Suggested $5 donation.


    • Saturday, April 27, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage

    Please be advised the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage will close early at 1pm today (Saturday) April 27 for the transition of our traveling exhibits. We look forward to showcasing these changes to the public very soon! 


    • Tuesday, May 07, 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.

    • Thursday, May 09, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
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    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
    • 43
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    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.

    • Friday, May 17, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 61
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    Come to the Morris Center for a showing of "Saving Sandy Island," part of the Carolina Stories Series presented by SCETV. This documentary delves into the battle to protect a remarkable South Carolina island and its Gullah community from urbanization. Sandy Island, boasting endangered species and precious longleaf pine forests, stands as the largest untouched freshwater island on the eastern seaboard. The film chronicles the inspiring collaboration among conservationists, government bodies, entrepreneurs, and local inhabitants who united to safeguard this unique locale and uphold its rich cultural heritage. Suggested $5 donation.


    • 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, May 18, 2024
    • Saturday, February 08, 2025
    • 6 sessions
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
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    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.


    • Saturday, June 08, 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 64
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    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
    • 8
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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.

    • Tuesday, July 09, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 70
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    Step into the world of Sandy Island and its Gullah culture with Dr. Eric Crawford as he digs into the significant meaning of music from this unique place. Drawing from his research, Dr. Crawford gives an insightful talk uncovering the melodies that resonate through generations, weaving tales of resilience, identity, and the soulful essence of the Gullah people of the island. Suggested $5 donation.


    • Saturday, July 13, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 13
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    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, July 20, 2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 70
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    Explore the interconnectedness of music and dance in the Edisto Natchez-Kusso cultural mosaic. This program aims to enlighten and inspire, offering a glimpse into the tribal traditions through captivating performances and a shared celebration of the power of artistic expression. Suggested $5 donation.


    • Tuesday, August 06, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 70
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    Based on their compelling book of the same name, Joe McGill and Herb Frazier offers 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
    • 70
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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
    • 16
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    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
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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
    • 20
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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.

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

    • Tuesday, September 17, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
    • 50
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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, 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
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    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

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info@morrisheritagecenter.org

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Ridgeland, SC 29936


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