Gullah Geechee Program Series
1 p.m. Wednesdays, June - September
Join Ron Daise, Brookgreen's Vice-President for Creative Education, author, and historian and learn about the people, language, and culture of the Gullah Geechee people whose ancestors were enslaved from West Africa and brought here to work on plantations. The program is in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.
Turkey Trot 5K
Saturday, November 21
Join us for HealthPoint's Annual Turkey Trot Run & Walk at Brookgreen Gardens. This area event is a family favorite and includes: 5k Race, 5k Walk, 1-Mile Family Fitness Walk and Turkey Trot (26.2 yards). Call Health Point (843) 237-2205 for registration and more information.
Friday - Monday, November 27 - 30
Members are invited to Keepsakes, the Brookgreen Shop, on Thanksgiving Weekend to receive an additional 10% discount off purchases (some exclusions apply). Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday member shopping hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November 27 – January 3, 2016
"Holiday Memories: Trains, Trees, and Trinkets" Holiday Exhibit
Brookgreen Gardens’ 2015 holiday exhibit theme builds upon its previous show-stopping displays of electric model trains (both Lionel and American Flyer), period Christmas trees, and other nostalgia from holiday celebrations of the Twentieth Century. The exhibit is free with garden admission.
Featured in the exhibit are paintings of scenes of children, Christmas, and toy trains by Angela Trotta Thomas. She is the only artist ever to be licensed by famed toy train manufacturer Lionel Trains Inc./Lionel LLC. Her toy train art has been exhibited in the Smithsonian and Everhart Museums, in the Sardoni Gallery in Kings College, and toured Japan as part of an American art exhibit. Her Rockwell-like paintings have earned her the title of “The Train Lady”.
Period Christmas trees will display authentic ornaments and lights that bring back memories of the 1930s to the 1960s. Providing a decorative border around the room will be lighted houses, churches, shops, and villages – all collectible treasures from Dept. 56, Lemax, Summit, Kurt Adler, and other companies.
For children, a new “Thomas the Train and Friends” display is featured in the front of the gallery and, for adults, the “Front Street Georgetown” outdoor train display has expanded to include the historic Town Clock and other structures.
Representing the “Trinket” in the title will be a Tiffany-inspired store window featuring beautiful costume jewelry on loan from the collection of Sherri Duncan. Every woman loves a gift of jewelry for the holidays, so this might inspire that special bauble for your special someone!