Our educational programs are not only a great way for students to learn but also for families and adults as well. Below is a list of fun, interactive programs that are perfect for any group interested in history. Each program is approximately 1 hour long.
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Camp Dig It! Archaeology Program
Led by a professional archaeologist, this fun interactive program will introduce you to the field of archaeology. During Camp Dig it, you will excavate a simulated site in dig boxes using the same methods archaeologists do to uncover and record your finds. You will also be able to identify reproduction artifacts that you uncover and figure out who might have lived at your site.
Meet Captain William Hilton
Come meet Captain Hilton and learn about his life and harrowing adventures on the Carolina coast. You will discover how in 1663 Captain Hilton’s name became associated with Hilton Head Island and also learn about life as well as navigation aboard a 17th century ship through reproduction artifacts. Participants will be able to interact with Captain Hilton and ask him questions.
Life in Colonial Times
Life was different for people in colonial South Carolina than it is today, but in some ways, it was similar. You will be able to see what life was like during the 18th century by examining a variety of reproduction artifacts with a costumed presenter. Participants will also have a chance to play some 18th century games.
Games of the Past
Did you ever wonder how people amused themselves before there was TV, computers, tablets and cell phones? Travel back in time with us and learn about the games our ancestors played. You will have chance to play a variety of them including Nine Men's Morris, Put and Take, Buck and Mancala just to name a few. Whether you are an adult or kid, you might find them a lot of fun!
What was health care like for people in colonial South Carolina? You will learn how people in the past dealt with sickness and disease by examining reproduction artifacts. Then you will analyze the treatment given to George Washington in 1799 during his final illness.
Lectures on Spanish and French settlements in the Southeastern United States
The European Struggle to Settle North America Colonizing Attempts by England, France and Spain, 1521 – 1608 is the first book to link the settlements of all three countries into one comprehensive account. This power-point presentation by the authors focuses on Spanish and French settlements in the southeastern United States—delving into the history of each settlement and explaining why only one, St. Augustine, survived.
An Afternoon with Eliza Pinckney and Her Son Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
In this two person play you will hear about how Eliza Lucas Pinckney introduced indigo to South Carolina. The play takes place in the year 1785 and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a widower, is calling on his mother, Eliza Lucas Pinckney, in whose care he has placed his three daughters. Besides visiting with his children, he also wants to ask his mother to tell him about her many projects—especially her experiments with indigo. Come and eavesdrop on their conversation.