Harriet Tubman sculpture to be displayed on the Hammock Coast
For three months, beginning on August 1, 2023, a nine-foot sculpture of Tubman, one of the most well-known abolitionists and social activists in American history, will stand in Joseph H. Rainey Park in downtown Georgetown. On Oct. 31, 2023, it will move to Brookgreen Gardens near Murrells Inlet to be displayed there for two more months.
MLK, Black history celebrated on the Hammock Coast
The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on through annual events that highlight his non-violent fight for racial equality. Here on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast®, there are two events planned on or around the national holiday named for him, this year on Monday, Jan. 16, to celebrate King,…
Rice tradition being resurrected at Hammock Coast farm
In the late 1700s and early 1800s, Georgetown County, South Carolina, was the largest and most renowned rice producer in the United States. Today, one family-owned business – White House Farms – is working to reignite that rice-growing tradition by producing the same quality rice that fueled the area’s success…
Tour de Plantersville features bike rides and cultural festival
Registration for the 4th annual Tour de Plantersville, which features 12-, 25- and 62-mile bike rides, is now open. The event, organized by The Village Group, will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, and will take riders along the Plantersville Scenic Byway, showcasing the area’s rice farming history and various Colonial-era landmarks.
Videos broaden Maritime Museum’s Gullah exhibit
In the spirit of learning our nation’s true history and broadening narratives, the South Carolina Maritime Museum in Georgetown has added new videos featuring local oral histories to an ongoing exhibit titled, “Across Time and Many Waters: South Carolina’s Afro-Carolinian Maritime World.”
Brookgreen Gardens to celebrate Juneteenth with programs, music, awards
Juneteenth, now a federal holiday, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved black Americans and celebrates African American culture. Brookgreen Gardens, a leading conservator of Lowcountry culture and history on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast®, will celebrate Juneteenth on June 18, 2022, (since June 19 falls on a Sunday) through engaging programs, live…
Georgetown museum exhibit explores Afro-Carolinian maritime history in SC
The importance of a full and detailed history has been known for centuries, as can be seen in these quotes by notable Americans: “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” – Theodore Roosevelt “History cannot give us a program for the future,…
Noted historian Steve Williams continues quest to tell the whole Georgetown story
Steve Williams was in the middle of a story, punctuating the already-lively conversation with historical tidbits and little-known trivia when he made a pivot. The Georgetown resident and dedicated historian needed to drive home a point. “Anybody can be great,” Williams said. “Anybody!” And he paused to reflect on civil…