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Reign of Rice Lecture Series 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 1:00pm Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 1:00pm Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 1:00pm

Wall Lowcountry Center Complex

“Continuing Dynamics of Rice Heritage” is the theme of the three monthly programs for the 2020 “The Reign of Rice Lecture Series.”  Providing information about the complexity of Gullah Geechee heritage through the production of rice, each presentation is at 1 p.m. in the Wall Lowcountry Center Complex and is free with garden admission.  Seating, however, must be reserved at 843-235-6049.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

“Speech ways" Jessica R. Berry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP 

SC State University, Orangeburg, SC

Dr. Berry will discuss the following questions: Is Gullah Geechee a dying language?  A dialect? An evolving language? In what ways are millennials utilizing it?

The 2020 Creative Education Winter Programs have been generously sponsored in part by Carolyn Riley in memory of Dick Riley.



Saturday, February 15, 2020

"Self-sufficiency" Steve Williams Historian, Writer, Author 

Georgetown, SC

Williams will inform about accomplishments made by descendants of enslaved members of Georgetown County, South Carolina’s rice heritage.






Saturday, March 21, 2020

“Pride”  Alli Crandell, M.S. and Eric Crawford, Ph.D. Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC

Crandell and Crawford will discuss research projects throughout the SC lowcountry, in which students of the CCU Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies and the Athenaeum Press have interacted with Gullah community members to create books, albums and exhibits.


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For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen.
Service animals that have received special training to assist disabled persons are welcome.


Daily General Admission Tickets for 7 consecutive days
Children 3 and under
Children 4-12
Adults 13-64
Seniors 65 & Over


1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island