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.
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.
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!
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.