Welcome Center Conference Room
Brookgreen 101, a program sponsored by the Campbell Center for American Sculpture, is a public information program offered usually on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 in the Welcome Center Conference Room. The topics cover various aspects of Brookgreen Gardens including the collections, property history, people, poetry, art history, corporate history, the founders, and Brookgreen purposes. Each program lasts approximately 60 minutes. The appearance of special guests and the program topics are subject to change. Bring your lunch, listen, and learn with us! Free for members and included with garden admission.
January 17 Western Sculpture in an East Coast Garden
February 28* Who's Who in "Birds in Art"
March 21 The Hot and Hot Fish Club
“Evidence-Based Practice in Sculpture Conservation." This is your opportunity to understand how the sculpture collection is cared for at the highest level. Ted Monnich, Brookgreen's sculpture conservator will discuss the steps that are taken when issues arise, as they inevitably do, with metal sculpture exhibited long-term in an outdoor environment.
May 23* In Joshua John Ward's Garden **Cancelled**
June 20 "Lost Bird Project" documentary premiere
July 25 Colonial and Antebellum Funerary Customs
August 15 The National Sculpture Society Annual Awards Exhibition
September 26* “The Allstons and Flaggs of Georgetown County”
These two families were established in Georgetown County in the early days of the colonial period and contributed greatly to the growth and history of the region. Learn about who they were, what they did, and how they lived.
October 24* Thoughts from Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1931 and 1932
Anna Hyatt Huntington kept a journal for most of her life. Her abbreviated sentences and illegible handwriting often make it difficult to decipher, but the nuggets of information found there reveal life at Brookgreen and the surrounding area during the early years of the Great Depression.
November 21 Winter Holidays at Brookgreen Plantation
Learn how the holidays, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, were celebrated at Brookgreen Plantation and other places on the Waccamaw Neck in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. We will share customs, food, and recipes. This is the final installment of Brookgreen 101 in 2019; it will resume in January 2020, shifting to the fourth Thursday of the month at 1:00pm.