‘The First South Carolinians’ set for Morris Center
The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage will host a free opening event June 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in celebration of the upcoming exhibit “The First South Carolinians.”
This South Carolina State Museum traveling exhibit will take guests of the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage back thousands of years as they experience what life was like for South Carolina’s original inhabitants. These civilizations developed societies and cultures and worked the land long before Europeans crossed the Atlantic in search of the New World.
Guests will be able to view a number of recovered artifacts, providing invaluable information about the types of tools, housing and crafts these precursors developed. A “Then” and “Now” activity will help participants understand the similarities and differences between Native American tools and contemporary tools.
The event, open to the public, will feature complimentary food and refreshments, educational programs, and giveaways for visitors.
At 1 p.m., Dr. Will Moreau Goins will give a musical and storytelling presentation on Native Americans. Goins has spent his life celebrating his Cherokee heritage through poetry, art, activism and more and is working as part of the South Carolina Humanities Speakers Bureau. At 2 p.m., Christopher Judge, an archaeologist and professor at USC Lancaster, will present a program on South Carolina pre-history, discussing the variety of cultures that developed across our state throughout its storied history. Judge is an expert in late prehistoric archaeology with an emphasis on South Carolina and is currently serving as assistant director of Native American Studies at USC Lancaster.
“The First South Carolinians” can be seen at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage from June 10 to Jan. 13, 2018.