Here are few of the upcoming events in 2018!

January 30th: Genealogy Class with Elizabeth laney

Pulling the People Out of the Paperwork with Elizabeth Laney

In this second talk, Genealogist Elizabeth Laney will review key documents in your family history hunt including the U.S. Census (1790-1940), Death Certificates (19th & 20th Century), Business Directories (19th & 20th Century), World War Draft Cards (1917-1918, 1941-1942) and US Social Security Applications (mid-20th Century) and show you how to pull the most information from these sources to help reconstruct your family tree. Additional discussion topics will include comparing information between documents, creating a timeline for your family, the difference between primary and secondary information and more. This is for beginner/intermediate genealogists. 

Call 843.549.2303 for any questions

March 8th: Movie Night - Glory

Following the Battle of Antietam, Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) is offered command of the United States' first all-African-American regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. With junior officer Cabot Forbes (Cary Elwes), Shaw puts together a strong and proud unit, including the escaped slave Trip (Denzel Washington) and the wise gravedigger John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman). At first limited to menial manual tasks, the regiment fights to be placed in the heat of battle.

March 15th: 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry with Joseph McGil, Jr.

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
The history of the regiment that was portrayed in the award-winning movie, Glory. This presentation is given in a Civil War uniform and includes a first-person characterization.

Joseph McGill, Jr. is a native of Kingstree, SC and is currently a Program Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He works in the Southern Office in Charleston, SC and is responsible for the states of Alabama, Louisiana, and South Carolina.

Mr. McGill received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional English from South Carolina State University. He spent six years in the United States Air Force and has been employed by the National Park Service, Penn Center, and the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa.

Mr. McGill is the founder of Company “I” 54th Massachusetts Reenactment Regiment in Charleston, SC. The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was the regiment portrayed in the award-winning movie Glory. As a Civil War reenactor, Mr. McGill participates in parades, living history presentations, lectures, and battle reenactments.

Mr. McGill is a member of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission and the African American Historical Alliance.

April 21st: farmers market opening day

May 12th: CAlligraphy Class with Natasha Lawrence

Join the Colleton Museum and instructor Natasha Lawrence to learn the fundamental art of Calligraphy for any season and occasion! Topics include: Italian Italics, cursive writing, accents and flourishes, envelope addressing and resources. No previous experience or artistic ability are required. Guides, practice papers, and calligraphy pens will be provided!

May 19th: Special Farmers Market - BBQ tasting

Join us at the Farmers Market to taste some of the finest BBQ sauces produced right here in the Colleton Commercial Kitchen. Each sauce will be heaped onto a sampling of pulled pork, but its up to you to pick your favorite!

June 7th: Truer Words with kim poovey

Truer Words is a novel about Emma Victoria Brown, a woman born and raised on a wealthy plantation in the Lowcountry of SC during the 19th century. Share in Emma’s childhood antics, joys, and tragedies as she struggles to do the right thing in the face of adversity all the while hiding a family secret that could cost them their lives. 

Kim performs excerpts from the novel in period attire bringing the story, and its characters, to life. 

june 30th: Special Farmers Market - Corn Festival

Join us in celebrating corn. Make corn husk dolls. Walk through a corn maze. Learn new ways to prepare corn, as well as the history of corn here in Colleton County. There will be face painting, ring toss, sack races and more. Fun for all ages!

July 19th: Corsets to crinolines with kim poovey

Peek into the wardrobe of a Victorian lady as Kim demonstrates the daily dressing rituals required of women during the 19th century, specifically the 1860s. Learn proper etiquette and fashion styles of the Victorian era. The language of the fan, a humorous look at Victorian communications between ladies and gentlemen, is also presented. 

July 21st: Special farmers Market - Christmas in July

It's never too early to start preparing for the Holiday Season. Join us for a craft fair fit for Santa's Workshop!

August 18th: Special farmers Market - ZUCCHINI festival

September 15th : Special farmers market - pickle day