October at The Charleston Museum

There are a number of interesting workshops and tours on the calendar this month at the Charleston Museum. The museum also includes two historic homes, the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House. Tours for both historic houses are on the half-hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4:30 pm. The calendar of special events this month includes activities for children and the following:

October 1* – Screen Printing Clay Resist & Indigo Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop Reschedule to October 23

October 5 – Kid Tours: Skeletons

October 7 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

October 8– Community Day at the Dill Sanctuary

October 13 – The Charleston Museum: America’s First Museum Book Launch

October 15* – Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop with Local Artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond SOLD OUT

October 20* – Homeschool History Day: Bones, Dirt, and Pottery SOLD OUT

October 20* – Revolutionary War Siege Lines Walking Tour with Director Carl Borick

October 21 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

October 25* – Discovery Day: Pumpkin Party

October 25* – Travel Candle Making Workshop with Local Artist Daisy McClellan

October 27 – The Work of Dr. Gabriel Manigault: An Intersection of Science, History, and Art with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

October 28* – Halloween Party: Trick or Treat at the Museum

October 28 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

October 29* – Nature’s Pigment & Paint Making with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

*Reservations Required

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

(Image credit: The Charleston Museum)

SINHG Explores History of James Island

The autumn series of SINHG Evening Programs continues on Thursday evening, October 13, 2022, at 7:00 pm with “A History Of James Island” presented by noted Lowcountry historian Doug Bostick.

The program will investigate the rich history of the island across the Stono River from Johns Island, fed by its proximity to Charleston and the city’s strategically important harbor.

SINHG Evening Programs will continue in November with “Lost Charleston”, on November 10, 2022. Registration for all Evening Programs is available at sinhg.org/events-page.

Seabrook Island Natural History Group is one of the island’s oldest and largest special interest groups dedicated to exploring the ecology, history, and culture of the Carolina Lowcountry. For more information about SINHG, click here.

-Submitted by Norm Powers, for SINHG

Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Boone Hall Fright Nights ◊ September 24 – October 30
    Prepared to be scared! Celebrate Halloween with a creepy night of fright! Come experience The Lodge at Willow Ridge, Freaks World of Oddities, and the Sinister Cinema Haunted Hayride – Extended Directors Cut.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch September 30 – October 30
    This year will mark the 26th year for this event which has become one of the largest fall festivals in the state of South Carolina. Come explore the Giant eight-acre corn maze. Enjoy the family-friendly Halloween Tractor Tour, the All American Petting Zoo and so much more. Of course, there will be a variety of pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors available for purchase along with all those delicious festival foods we all love.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Uncorked December 2
    Boone Hall Plantation and the Charleston Radio Group are excited to present Uncorked – an exclusive black tie optional Christmas holiday event presented at the popular Cotton Dock venue at Boone Hall Plantation on Friday, December 2, 2022, from 7:00 pm -11:00 pm.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Wine Under the Oaks December 4
    This event has become one of the highlights of the December social calendar in the Lowcountry and a signature special event for Boone Hall Plantation. Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
    Click here for additional information.
  • What Happened to John Drayton of Drayton Hall? September 10
    In 1779, John Drayton is said to have perished at Strawberry Ferry during the American Revolution. Join a study trip to Berkeley County and a private visit to the c.1725 Strawberry Chapel of Ease. Normally closed to the public, the chapel will be open specifically for Drayton Hall. The group will have an optional picnic lunch on the grounds of Strawberry Chapel following the tour.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Webinar: William Henry Drayton and the Revolutionary WarSeptember 15
    On September 15, 2022, at 5:00 pm join Curator Amber Satterthwaite to discuss William Henry Drayton and the Revolutionary War. This is a Donate What You Can Webinar.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Indigo Workshop September 24
    Join Drayton Hall for an Indigo Dyeing Class with CHI Design Indigo. Guests will learn the process and techniques for dyeing fabric with the historically significant plant inside the Lenhardt Garden in our Education Pavilion. During this workshop, guests will dye their own scarf.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Virtual Book Club – The Indigo GirlSeptember 29
    Join author Natasha Boyd virtually on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 5:00 pm as she discusses her book The Indigo Girl. This is a “Donate What You Can Event.”
    Click here for additional information.
  • Stephen J. Wood Conservation Lab – A Virtual Tour October 6
    Join Staff Archaeologist, Nicole Houck, on October 6, 2022, at 5:00 pm for a virtual tour of the new Stephen J. Wood Conservation Lab where he will be discussing the recent archaeological excavations taking place at Drayton Hall and upcoming volunteer opportunities in Charleston, SC.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Sip & Stroll on the Drayton Hall Landscape October 8
    You are invited to attend the most extraordinary outdoor Charleston food and wine event.  Guests will be served wine and local brews while walking the grounds and learning about the historic happenings on the landscape.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Games in the Gardens September 11
    The Gardens at Middleton Place were not only created for their aesthetic beauty, but also for entertainment. Come try your skill at such games as quoits, Jackstraws, Skittles, Arches, Noughts and Crosses, Snake Eyes, and Graces (included with general admission).
    Click here for additional information.
  • Andrea Wulf Book Talk at Charleston Library Society September 13
    Join Andrea Wulf author of “Magnificent Rebels” for a book talk and signing reception on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Wool Felting at The Inn September 14
    Wool felting, also known as wet felting, is mankind’s oldest textile-making process. Learn the process of wool felting with Visual Artist & Instructor, Kim Keelor, by creating a 10×10 sample piece to understand how it works before creating a larger piece that’s about 18″.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Fall Garden Strolls and Wine Tasting September 14, 21, & 28; October 5, 12, 19, & 26
    Spend the evening at Middleton Place exploring America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens with a glass of wine in hand.
    For additional information click on the desired date: Sept 14, Sept 21, Sept 28, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19, Oct 26
  • Wine on the Piazza | Edmondston-Alston House September 15 & October 20
    Looking for a breathtaking view and a glass of wine? The Edmondston-Alston House is the perfect piazza for an autumn evening. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House followed by a glass of wine on the second-story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor.
    For additional information click on the desired date: Sept 15, Oct 20
  • The Green Book of SC: Joshua Parks Book Talk September 18
    Join Middleton Place Foundation for “The Green Book of South Carolina: A Guide to African American Cultural Site” book talk and signing reception with Joshua Parks on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 4:00 – 5:30 pm. This is a free, in-person event open to the public; advance reservation is required.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Art In The Barn October 14
    The Stableyards’ annual fundraising event, Art in the Barn, is back! This fundraiser to support the Heritage Breeds at Middleton Place includes a special evening with BBQ, live music, drinks, a silent auction, and an art sale.
    Click here for additional information.

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Archeological Ruins Near Seabrook

Did you know that across the North Edisto River, near Seabrook Island, lies one of the oldest and largest archeological ruins in North America? It is Fig Island shell ring – an ancient site built up of hundreds of years worth of clam, oyster, and other shells along with fish bones, pottery, and primitive tools – which is one of thirty such sites along the southeast coast between South Carolina and northern Florida.

Seabrook Island Natural History Group (SINHG) has written a very interesting article about the history of Fig Island and the two smaller islands that surround it. These islands date back 4000 years and the question is what they may have been used for and who built them.

Click here to read the complete article.

SINHG is one of the island’s oldest and largest special interest groups dedicated to exploring the ecology, history, and culture of the Carolina Lowcountry.

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September at The Charleston Museum

There are a number of interesting workshops and tours on the calendar this month at the Charleston Museum. The museum also includes two historic homes, the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House. Tours for both historic houses are on the half-hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4:30 pm. The calendar of special events this month includes activities for children and the following:

September 5 – Labor Day: Museum and Historic Houses OPEN

September 7 – Kid Tours: At the Beach

September 9 – Conversations with a Curator: Parrots with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

September 9 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

September 10* – In Defense of Charleston: A Tour of Batteries Pringle & Tynes with Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick

September 10* – Fall Wreath Design Workshop with Local Designer & Master Florist Pia Geraghty

September 15* – Homeschool History Day: Ancient Egypt SOLD OUT

September 16 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

September 17* – Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

September 17* – Lowcountry Ecology Tour with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

September 22 – A Legacy in Silk: Eliza Lucas Pinckney’s Gown Lecture with Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman 

September 23 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

September 24* – Intro to Natural Dyeing Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

September 27* – Discovery Day: Unbe-LEAF-able (for children)

September 30 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

*Reservations Required

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Virtual Book Club: Drayton Hall Stories: A Place and Its People August 18
    Join George McDaniel Ph.D., on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 5:00 pm for an introduction and discussion on his new book, Drayton Hall Stories: A Place and Its People. Like different pieces of a mosaic, the 50+ interviews combine to create an engaging picture of Drayton Hall. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Sip & Stroll on the Drayton Hall Landscape September 3 & October 8
    You are invited to attend the most extraordinary outdoor Charleston food and wine event.  Guests will be served wine and local brews while walking the grounds and learning about the historic happenings on the landscape.
    Click here for additional information.
  • What Happened to John Drayton of Drayton Hall? September 10
    In 1779, John Drayton is said to have perished at Strawberry Ferry during the American Revolution. Join a study trip to Berkeley County and a private visit to the c.1725 Strawberry Chapel of Ease. Normally closed to the public, the chapel will be open specifically for Drayton Hall. The group will have an optional picnic lunch on the grounds of Strawberry Chapel following the tour.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Webinar: William Henry Drayton and the Revolutionary WarSeptember 15
    On September 15, 2022, at 5:00 pm join Curator Amber Satterthwaite to discuss William Henry Drayton and the Revolutionary War. This is a Donate What You Can Webinar.
    Click here for additional information.
  • August Bird Walks August 13, 19, & 27
    Guide Chris Smith will meet you at the welcome center and take you on a specifically curated guided walking tour pointing out some of the special species of birds that call Magnolia home.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Games in the Gardens September 11
    The Gardens at Middleton Place were not only created for their aesthetic beauty, but also for entertainment. Come try your skill at such games as quoits, Jackstraws, Skittles, Arches, Noughts and Crosses, Snake Eyes, and Graces (included with general admission).
    Click here for additional information.
  • Fall Garden Strolls and Wine Tasting September 14, 21, & 28; October 5, 12, 19, & 26
    Spend the evening at Middleton Place exploring America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens with a glass of wine in hand.
    For additional information click on the desired date: Sept 14, Sept 21, Sept 28, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19, Oct 26
  • Wine on the Piazza | Edmondston-Alston House September 15 & October 20
    Looking for a breathtaking view and a glass of wine? The Edmondston-Alston House is the perfect piazza for an autumn evening. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House followed by a glass of wine on the second-story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor.
    For additional information click on the desired date: Sept 15, Oct 20

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August at The Charleston Museum

There are a number of interesting activities for kids on the calendar this month at the Charleston Museum. The museum also includes two historic homes, the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House. Tours for both historic houses are on the half-hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4:30 pm. The calendar of special events this month includes activities for children and the following:

August 3 – Kid Tours: Mummy Madness

August 5 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

August 6* – Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop

August 12 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

August 19 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

August 24* – Exclusive Archaeology Tour: The Heyward-Washington House with Curator of Historical Archaeology Martha Zierden and Dr. Sarah Platt of the College of Charleston

August 26 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

August 27* – Punch Needle Workshop with Local Artist Daisy McClellan

*Reservations Required

Upcoming lectures and workshop:

September 9* – Conversations with a Curator: Parrots with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

September 10*Fall Wreath Design Workshop with Local Designer and Master Certified Florist Pia Geraghty

September 22* – A Legacy in Silk: Eliza Lucas Pinckney’s Gown Lecture with Curator of Historic Textiles

October 27* – The Work of Dr. Gabriel Manigault: An Intersection of Science, History, and Art with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

(Image credit: charlestonmuseum.org)

Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Virtual Book Club: Drayton Hall Stories: A Place and Its People August 18
    Join George McDaniel Ph.D., on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 5:00 pm for an introduction and discussion on his new book, Drayton Hall Stories: A Place and Its People. Like different pieces of a mosaic, the 50+ interviews combine to create an engaging picture of Drayton Hall. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
    Click here for additional information.
  • 9th Annual Ladybug Day ◊ July 30
    Magnolia Plantation & Gardens’ Annual Ladybug Day is back and will be held on Saturday, July 30 from 10:00 am to 2:00pm! There will be a variety of vendors including Charleston Jump Castles, face painting with Melissa Norwood, music by Charleston Hot Shots, and many more!
    Click here for additional information.
  • Wine on the Piazza | Edmondston-Alston House July 21
    Looking for a breathtaking view and a glass of wine? The Edmondston-Alston House is the perfect piazza for a springtime evening. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House followed by a glass of wine on the second-story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Junior Historian Summer Camp July 18-22
    Middleton Place will immerse young people in South Carolina history by introducing them to one of America’s Founding Families and to the daily activities of a working Low Country rice plantation. The summer camp is filled with hands-on activities and demonstrations, and personalized tours and programs specially prepared by the professional staff at Middleton Place. The fun and educational programs will provide valuable real-life experience and will inspire the next generation with an interest in history, social studies, science, and art.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Kids Day at the Garden Market July 23
    Bring the kids out from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for a fun summer Saturday of planting, crafts, and even a scavenger hunt. The event is free and open to the public. General admission to Middleton Place is not required.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Book Talk: American Landmark July 24
    Join the Middleton Place Foundation for American Landmark: Charles Duell and the Rebirth of Middleton Place Book Talk and signing reception with Author Virginia Beach on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at 4:00 pm. This is a free, in-person event, advance registration is required and seating is limited.
    Click here for additional information.

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July at The Charleston Museum

There are a number of interesting activities for kids on the calendar this month at the Charleston Museum. The museum also includes two historic homes, the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House. Tours for both historic houses are on the half-hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4:30 pm. The calendar of special events this month includes activities for children and the following:

July 6 – Kid Tours: Things That Go Boom!

July 8 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

July 13 – Kid Tours: Charleston in Sports

July 15 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

July 20 – Kid Tours: Keeping Cool

July 21* – Exclusive Storeroom Tour: Haute for Summer with Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman

July 22 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

July 27 – Kid Tours: Pirates!

July 29 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

-Submitted by the Charleston Museum

(Image credit: charlestonmuseum.org)

Carolina Day is June 28

We know that the nation will celebrate Independence Day on July 4, but do you what is celebrated on June 28?

South Carolinians, and Charlestonians in particular, have been celebrating June 28 as Carolina Day for over 200 years. It was on June 28, 1776 that South Carolina achieved the first decisive victory of the American Revolution at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, encouraging all of the colonies to mutually pledge their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor in the fight for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Church bells will ring out across the historic city of Charleston and there will be a commemorative service at St. Michael’s Anglican Church. Following the service, citizens, dignitaries and costumed Revolutionary reenactors will gather in Washington Park at the corner of Meeting Street and Broad Street and process with all the pomp and circumstance that bagpipes and flags afford to nearby White Point Gardens for a ceremony of speeches and commemoration

Additionally, Fort Moultrie, located at 1214 Middle Street on Sullivan’s Island, will hold its annual special event on Saturday, June 25 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, June 26 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Living history groups in period uniform, cannon firing demonstrations, musket drills and other programming will be held throughout the day to commemorate the victory over the British troops. Park fees will be waived on Saturday.

Carolina Day 2022
Schedule of Events

 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

10:00 am-11:00 am
Church Service at St. Michael’s Church

11:00 am-11:30 am
Marching groups gather at Washington Park

11:30 am-11:45 am
Parade to White Point Garden

11:45 am-12:30 pm
A speech followed by the wreath laying at White Point Garden and concert by the Charleston Concert Band

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(Sources: https://charlestonlivingmag.com/carolina-day and www.palmettosociety.org)

(Image credit: http://www.palmettosociety.org)

CSO: Orchestrating Freedom Concert July 16

On July 2, 1822, Denmark Vesey, a formerly enslaved man, was hanged in Charleston, South Carolina. He was convicted of plotting what might have been the largest insurrection against slaveholders in US history. To mark the Denmark Vesey Bicentenary, the Gaillard Center will host a series of cultural performances and conversations July 14-16.

free outdoor concert featuring the Charleston Symphony and Lowcountry Voices will take place on July 16, 2022 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm on the grounds of the Gaillard Center. RSVP’s are required. Click here to RSVP.  

The program highlights the promise of America, the promise of freedom and pursuit of liberty, in juxtaposition to the experience of Vesey and other enslaved individuals. To learn more about the planned program, click here

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(Image credit: charlestonsymphony.org)

Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Summer Camp at Drayton Hall ◊ July 18-22
    Parents are invited to register children ages 7-10 for this year’s camp, July 18-22, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Thanks to a generous anonymous sponsor, camp registration free-of-charge. Space is limited.
    Click here for additional information.
  • June Bird Walks ◊ June 10, 18, & 25
    Bird Walks are back at Magnolia! Guide Chris Smith will meet you at the welcome center and take you on a specifically curated guided walking tour pointing out some of the special species of birds that call Magnolia home.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Red White and Blue June 11
    Come learn and celebrate Flag Day and Carolina Day, one of the first victories of the American Revolution at the Battle for Fort Moultrie. Presentations on the history of the U.S. flag, flag etiquette, and the Revolutionary War soldiers of the American Southern Continental Army that camped here at Middleton Place in 1782! Included with general admission.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Wine on the Piazza | Edmondston-Alston House June 16 & July 21
    Looking for a breathtaking view and a glass of wine? The Edmondston-Alston House is the perfect piazza for a springtime evening. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House followed by a glass of wine on the second-story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor.
    For additional information click on the desired date: June 16, July 21
  • Juneteenth ◊ June 19
    On June 19 Middleton Place will be holding a series of programs to celebrate this special day. Programs will include theatrical presentations, Beyond the Fields documentary viewings, and other hands-on crafts and activities.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Independence Celebration ◊ July 2, July 3, & July 4
    In 1776, Arthur Middleton and 55 other members of the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence, thereby creating the United States of America. To mark this occasion, Middleton Place is hosting its annual three day Independence Celebration.
    For additional information click on the desired date: July 2, July 3, July 4
  • Junior Historian Summer Camp July 18-22
    Middleton Place will immerse young people in South Carolina history by introducing them to one of America’s Founding Families and to the daily activities of a working Low Country rice plantation. The summer camp is filled with hands-on activities and demonstrations, and personalized tours and programs specially prepared by the professional staff at Middleton Place. The fun and educational programs will provide valuable real-life experience and will inspire the next generation with an interest in history, social studies, science, and art.
    Click here for additional information.
  • Book Talk: American Landmark July 24
    Join the Middleton Place Foundation for American Landmark: Charles Duell and the Rebirth of Middleton Place Book Talk and signing reception with Author Virginia Beach on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm. This is a free, in-person event, advance registration is required and seating is limited.
    Click here for additional information.

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