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June Speaker Sessions at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

We're thrilled to bring renowned local speakers and authors to our community, offering insightful discussions on topics ranging from the history of Charleston to the stories of the enslaved and cherished Lowcountry traditions.

Whether you're a history buff eager to uncover new insights or simply curious about the rich tapestry of our surroundings, there's something for everyone to enjoy and learn from.

Time: 6-7pm - FREE with advance registration.

June 4: Elizabeth Chew, Ph.D., CEO of South Carolina Historical Society — Descendant Engagement in the Interpretation of Enslavement: Lessons from Montpelier.

Dr. Elizabeth Chew will discuss the decades of Descendant engagement in the interpretation of slavery at James Madison's Montpelier, and the recent path to a relationship of structural parity between Descendants and the Board in the governance of the site.

June 11: Blake Scott, Ph.D., Historian, writer, associate professor of International Studies at College of Charleston and Joel Caldwell, Environmental journalist —The M.A.R.S.H. Project: History and Ecology in the Pluff Mud

June 18: George W. McDaniel, Ph.D., Executive Director Emeritus, Drayton Hall

June 25: Henrietta Snype and Nakia Wigfall — A History of Sweetgrass Baskets and Tradition in the Lowcountry

June 4, 2024
June 11, 2024
June 18, 2024
June 25, 2024

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
3550 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414

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