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Contact: Carlin Timmons, (843) 881-5516
On Friday, April 27, 2007 from 10:00 to 4:00 the National Park Service will present free living history programs about life during the colonial era in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Visitors can watch craftsmen in period dress demonstrate 18th century crafts or talk to a Revolutionary War soldier on the grounds of Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. Colonial Day programs include indigo dying, rice pounding, iron smithing, brick masonry, sweet-grass basket sewing, quilting, Gullah storytelling and visits from Eliza Lucas Pinckney and George Washington.
“Last year’s event was very well received,” said Chief Ranger Fran Norton. “We’re happy to again offer these cultural programs that interpret the rich history of our nation’s early days.”
National Park Week is an annual event that for celebrates America’s national parks. Located at 1254 Long Point Road in Mt. Pleasant, the Pinckney site preserves a 28-acre remnant of Snee Farm, the Lowcountry plantation of Charles Pinckney, a founding father and signer of the U.S. Constitution.