Exploring the Past, Present & Future of South Carolina’s Lowcountry

Discover more about the South Carolina Lowcountry at the Daniel O. Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage! Housed in a 1937 historic Sinclair Service Station in the heart of downtown Ridgeland, the Morris Center preserves and shares the area’s history and culture through engaging exhibits, informative lectures and fun workshops. Visitors to the Center explore the past, present, and future of Ridgeland and its surrounding counties, and can enjoy many cultural offerings through storytellers, musicians and artisans.


Current exhibits at the Center include Homegrown Heroes: The Lowcountry in WWII, through January 20, 2018, which examines the Second World War’s impact on the Lowcountry region through personal stories of local men and women. The First South Carolinians is a traveling exhibit that will be on display at the Center through January 13, 2018, that will take you on a trip back thousands of years to experience what life was like for South Carolina’s original inhabitants! Guests can view recovered artifacts from the Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian Indians, participate in a “Then” and “Now” activity, and learn more about Native American culture in South Carolina before the arrival of Europeans. In anticipation of the new year, the Morris Center will host a Visioning Board Party with Joanna Brailey on December 16. Visualization promotes positive thinking, and a Vision Board will help you to create a representation of your hopes, desires, and aspirations for 2018 through printed images. You’ll also enjoy beer, wine, food and more during this fun and thought-provoking arts and crafts project!

In addition to social events and informative displays, the Morris Center provides educational opportunities to the community through academic programming that brings Lowcountry topics to life for students through lesson plans, programs for schools, learning activities and field trips.

The Morris Center is where a wide diversity of people can gather to explore and learn about the area’s distinctive sense of place.

Looking for a way to make a positive contribution to the community? Volunteering at the Morris Center is a great way to meet people, participate in activities, and help keep Lowcountry heritage alive. You can also help through a membership with the Center; support this non-profit organization in its mission to enrich the lives of all those who visit, and in return you’ll have access to special programs, discounts on workshops and tours, invitations to special events and much more!

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm | Closed Sundays and Mondays | Closed on July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd, Ridgeland, SC 29936
Open to the public free of charge

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