The Middleton Place Foundation presents Living History Days– a long standing annual event showcasing the many different skills that were practiced by both enslaved and free people throughout the Low Country’s rich history.
Over 30 Historic interpreters and volunteers will demonstrate such skills as blacksmithing, carpentry, soap making, butter churning, indigo dyeing, and hide tanning. In addition, historic practices of agriculture and animal husbandry will also be presented, including sugar cane pressing and cow milking.
Living History Days is included with general admission and takes place in large outdoor spaces with plenty of room for social distancing. Based on recommendations from SCDHEC and the CDC, we recommend guests wear a mask or face covering while outdoors in close proximity to others to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks are required in any interior spaces, including public restrooms.
INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING AND PRESENTATIONS
Mama Hattie | 11:00am, 2:00pm
Hear about Gullah culture from a storyteller.
Water Buffalo Talk |10:45 am
Learn about Water Buffalo at Middleton Place.
Sugar Cane Pressing | 12:30 & 1:30
Cane will be pressed with horsepower to extract juice.
Bee Keeping | 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, & 3:00pm
Learn about the art of bee-keeping.
Horse Harnessing | 11:30 am & 1:00 pm
Watch and learn about a Horse being “tacked.”
Cow Milking | 10:00 am & 3:30 pm
Watch and learn about cow milking.
Horse Grooming | 12:30 & 2:30
Watch an American Belgian Draft horse being groomed.
Presentations are subject to change. Please check with the visitors center when you arrive.