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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Saturday, July 6, 2019, 10am – 3pm

“Explore Lowcountry South Carolina history and meet the people who promote and preserve it on Saturday, July 6, during the 7th Annual History Fair at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., amateur and serious historians and children who want to touch the past can mingle with representatives of about 30 well-known organizations in the Charleston area.

Magnolia will offer free garden admission on July 6 to public and private school teachers, college and university faculty and active duty military and their family with valid identification.

The History Fair is free. Guests who purchase the $20 general garden admission will have access to a living history program, “Inalienable Rights: Living History Through the Eyes of the Enslaved.” This program will be offered at the cabins once occupied by enslaved workers at Magnolia. This presentation is an outreach of the Slave Dwelling Project founded by Joseph McGill, Magnolia’s history consultant. The living history program will include a blacksmith, cooking and brick-making demonstrations and storytellers.

On Friday night, July 5, join McGill for a sleepover in the former slave cabins at Magnolia. Sit around the camp fire as he discusses the need to preserve extant slave dwellings. To register for the sleepover, contact McGill at The deadline to register is Sunday, June 30. The sleepover is limited to 35 people.

The following is a list of organizations that will be represented at the History Fair

· American College of the Building Arts
· Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture
· Backpack Journalist
· Barbados and Carolinas Legacy Foundation
· Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program, College of Charleston
· Center for the Study of Slavery, College of Charleston
· Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
· Charleston Area Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History
· Charleston Horticultural Society
· Drayton Hall
· Emanuel AME Church
· Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Regiment, Regiment Co. I
· Fort Moultrie National Monument
· Fort Sumter National Monument
· Friends of the Hunley
· Gullah Geechee National Heritage Corridor
· International African American Museum
· Jubilee Project, College of Charleston
· Keepers of the Word
· Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
· Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
· Old Slave Mart Museum
· Philip Simmons Artist-Blacksmith Guild of South Carolina
· Philip Simmons Foundation
· Reconstruction Era National Monument
· Seashore Farmers Lodge
· Slave Dwelling Project
· St. Andrew’s Parish Church”

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