SCHS Hosts Family-Friendly Event at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site on Feb. 9
CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 22, 2019 – The South Carolina Historical Society (SCHS) is proud to announce its 164th Annual Meeting at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets to this family-friendly event are available to both members and non-members of the SCHS.
Tickets include admission to Charles Towne Landing, a mimosa social, lunch and the SCHS business meeting. The keynote address, “Embracing the Chaos of Early Carolina History,” will be given by Dr. Nic Butler of Charleston Time Machine, a popular podcast showcasing Charleston’s rich history. A special program for children ages six and up will also be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
“We’re thrilled to host the South Carolina Historical Society’s 164th Annual Meeting at Charles Towne Landing this year,” said Faye L. Jensen, Ph. D., Executive Director of the SCHS. “In addition to the inclusion of children’s programming, we’re excited to invite guests to explore the historic beauty Charles Towne Landing on the cusp of its 350th anniversary in 2020.”
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site sits on a marshy point, located off the Ashley River, where a group of English settlers landed in 1670 and established what would become the birthplace of the Carolina colony. Visitors can learn about the earliest colonial history of Charleston through hands-on exhibits in the Visitor Center, take an audio tour on the self-guided history trail, or stroll through the Animal Forest natural habitat zoo to view otters, bears, bison and more. The grounds also include eighty acres of gardens, with an elegant live oak alley and the historic Legare Waring House.
Tickets are $85 for members, $100 for non-members and $10 for children. Children’s tickets include admission to Charles Towne Landing and participation in a special program; children must bring their own lunch and be accompanied by a parent or guardian attending the Annual Meeting. Tickets can be purchased online: www.schistory.org/event/annual-meeting.
ABOUT THE SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL SOCIETY Founded in 1855 and headquartered in Charleston, S.C., the South Carolina Historical Society (SCHS) is the state’s oldest historical society and its largest private repository of documents, books, manuscripts and maps about South Carolina history. The SCHS is a non-profit organization with the mission to expand, preserve and make accessible its invaluable collection, and to encourage interest and pride in the rich historical legacy of South Carolina. The SCHS headquarters, the Fireproof Building, underwent a multi- million-dollar renovation and now serves as The South Carolina Historical Society Museum. For more information, visit: schistory.org.
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