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Middleton Place Foundation Event Calendar

Attendees of Middleton Place Special Events receive 10% off the room rate at The Inn at Middleton Place. Click here or call 843-556-0500 to reserve.

Through June 17: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy

Dates: Now through June 17, 2017
Tour Times:
Middleton Place   Tue - Sun 10 am to 4 pm and Mon 12 pm to 4 pm
Edmondston-Alston House   Tue - Sat 10 am to 4 pm and Sun - Mon 1 pm to 4 pm
Click for Special Art Focus Tour information.

Cost: Free with General and Middleton Place House Museum Admission

ARHSdetail webA special exhibit of her landscapes, family portraits and sketch books from private family collections never before exhibited together. Alice Ravenel Huger Smith was an author, illustrator, printmaker, painter, teacher and historian. She was a key member of a group of local writers and artists that spearheaded a dramatic cultural renewal in the 1920’s and 1930’s, now recognized as the Charleston Renaissance. She is best known for her paintings that depict the natural beauty and historical significance of the Carolina Low Country. She was also part of a close and devoted family. This special exhibit, displayed at the Edmondston-Alston House Museum and the Middleton Place House Museum, brings together, for the first time, private family collections of her art and poetry, and provides a unique perspective on her life and work.

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Through May 31: Garden Strolls and Wine Tastings

Dates: Wednesdays, March 22 - May 31
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25/advance, $30/at event ($5 off for Foundation Members)
Tickets: Purchase tickets online>>
Online ticketing closes at 3 pm the day of event.

Savor fine wines from the great wine producing regions of the world as you experience a specially selected garden room in Middleton Place’s extraordinary landscape. Each Wednesday evening, a different region will be selected for you to sample. Light hors d'oeuvres will also be served. 

Complete the evening with dinner at the Middleton Place Restaurant where, as a participant, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount. For Restaurant reservations, call 843-266-7477. 

April 27: Beyond the Fields Screening

Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 6 pm
Location: Charleston Museum Auditorium
Cost: Open to the public. Seating for the event is full.

Middleton Place has been engaged for decades in telling the story not just of its white owners, but also of its African American population. For many years, images of slavery by white artists have shown legions of African Americans toiling in fields ̶ fields of tobacco, of sugar, of cotton, of rice. Looking beyond the fields, the Middleton Place Foundation’s programming documents and commemorates as far as possible the lives, the families and the contributions of some seven generations of people owned by the Middleton family.

The enslaved left few artifacts, personal papers or documents. In the Charleston area, even recorded oral histories are rare. Middleton family letters, plantation records, probate records and other public documents provide only brief glimpses into the lives of the enslaved at Middleton Place. The Foundation was confronted with the very real challenge in making visible those who had been invisible and extrapolating tangible evidence from the intangibles of their lives. This American story is told through discussions with historians, authors, researchers, preservationists historic site interpreters and descendants of the Middletons. View the preview of the documentary >>

Q&A to follow screening. Bluerays and DVDs of the documentary will be available at the event.

May 6: Annual Sheep Shearing

Date: Saturday, May 6
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: Free with General Admission

The Middleton Place Gulf Coast sheep receive an annual shearing during a demonstration using traditional steel blade shears in the Plantation Stableyards. Costumed interpreters will be on hand to educate visitors about the Gulf Coast breed, shearing and wool processing.

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