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Jul 31
Saturday 10 am-3 pm

THE HISTORY & CULTIVATION OF CAROLINA GOLD RICE

Date: July 31, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rice dominated the Low Country’s economy for almost two hundred years, influencing almost every aspect of life in the region from the early 18th century to the early 20th century.   This program will discuss the grains cultivation, historical and cultural legacy, as well as the expertise of enslaved Africans and African Americans in the production of Carolina Gold.

Programming includes

  • Rice Cultivation & Processing Program (30 minutes) | 10:00; 11:00; 12:00; 1:00; 2:00; 3:00
  • Hands-On Activities to follow each program (i.e. Fanning Rice; Pounding Rice)

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