The Daniel O. Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland will host “A Night in History” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 23.
The family-friendly event will feature war games, pirate treasure hunts, light refreshments and face-to-face encounters with costumed soldiers.
The event kicks off the opening of “The American Revolutionary War in South Carolina,” an exhibit provided by the South Carolina State Museum’s Traveling Exhibits Program that examines the major role South Carolina played in the Revolutionary War.
“We are excited to offer such a fun way to introduce the community to this wonderful traveling exhibit. This region is rich with the history of the Revolutionary War,” said Annmarie Reiley-Kay, director of programs for Morris Center. “With this event, we’re aiming to bring these stories to life through educational games, family fun activities, and historical reenactments.”
The exhibit explores the great turmoil that broke out leading up to the war between the colonies and Great Britain and highlights major battles that took place in the Palmetto State, including the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, the Cherokee Attack and the Battle of Cowpens.
The exhibit also highlights the important role African Americans and women played in the war. The exhibit will be on display at Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage until January 21, 2017.
The event is free for children, and the suggested donation for adults is $6, which helps the nonprofit sustain and expand its educational programs. Those interested in attending may RSVP by calling 843-284-9227, ext. 0, or by emailing email@example.com.
The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, located in downtown Ridgeland on U.S. 17, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
The Daniel O. Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage is a learning and exhibition center dedicated to preserving and nurturing the history, culture and spirit of Ridgeland and its surrounding counties.
Housed in a collection of vintage buildings, the center features ever changing exhibitions, cultural offerings, storytelling and other forms of art.
For more information call 843-284-9227 or visit www.Morris Heritage Center.org.