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Jul 24
Saturday 10 am-3 pm

TANGLED UP IN BLUE: INDIGO IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Date: July 24
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Indigo, a plant that produces a vivid blue dye, was an important part of South Carolina’s 18th century economy, and an early cash crop for plantations like Middleton Place. Join us this Saturday from 10-3pm where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the steps enslaved workers took to manufacture this dye from the leaves of the Indigofera plant. Create your own blue-dyed fabric while learning more about our demonstration vat, and how indigo figures into the 18th century story here at Middleton Place National Historic Landmark.

This event is free with a general admission ticket. More information can be found on our website

Programming will include:

  • Indigo Dyeing Demonstrations (On-Going)
  • Hands-On Indigo Dyeing (11:00 – 3:00)  Pieces of Cloth will be provided for guests to create their own Indigo-Dyed Masterpiece
  • Indigo Vat Processing Demonstrations (On-Going)
  • Indigo Cultivation & Processing Timed Program (30 minutes) | 10:30; 12:30; & 2:30

Purchase admission tickets here.


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