November Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • The Problems with the Search for “Africanisms” in Archaeology ◊ November 12
    African American history and material culture was and is complex, constantly changing, and incredibly diverse in experience and origin, Archaeologists are expanding their methods, use of ethnoarchaeology, and understanding of historical and cultural contexts in order to better analyze their collections. In this webinar, archaeologist and Wexler Curatorial Fellow Corey Sattes shares what she has learned on this subject.
    This is a Donate What You Can Event.
    Click here for additional information and registration.
  • Virtual Symposium: Exploring Race, Place & Identity through Low Country Collections ◊ November 18 – 19
    This two-part seminar focuses on new research and interpretation of Lowcountry collections, objects, and historic sites. With presentations by leading scholars at the Black Craftspeople Digital Archive, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, Drayton Hall Preservation Trust, and the International African American Museum, this program views Charleston’s material culture through the lens of race.
    Registration is offered on a pay what you can system.
    Click here for additional information and registration.
  • Candlelight Tour and Madeira Tasting ◊ November 12
    Enjoy a unique evening visit to the Edmondston-Alston House on Charleston’s Historic Battery.  See the house lit by candlelight on your self-guided tour.  Then try some Madeira on the second story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor, where General P.G.T. Beauregard observed the bombardment of Fort Sumter on 12 April 1861.
    This event will follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and masks will be required inside the house.
    Click here for additional information and reservations.
  • Living History Days ◊ November 14 & 15
    This annual event showcases the many different skills that were utilized throughout the Lowcountry’s long history.  Such work as carpentry, blacksmithing, pottery, laundry, cooking, and cane pressing will be demonstrated.  In addition, historic practices of agriculture and animal husbandry will also be presented.
    Included with general admission.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Curbside Pick Up Thanksgiving Meal November 25 & 26
    Enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving meal from the Middleton Place Restaurant in the comfort of your home with easy curbside pickup at the Pavilion event space at Middleton Place.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Thanksgiving Buffet at Middleton Place ◊ November 26
    Make plans to spend Thanksgiving Day at Middleton Place with a traditional buffet meal prepared by the Middleton Place Restaurant and served a chef and attendants in the Pavilion (enclosed and climate-controlled) with sweeping views of ancient live oaks. General Admission to Middleton Place is included with your reservation. Guests are invited to stroll “America’s oldest landscaped gardens” before and after dinner.
    Click here for additional information and reservations.

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