Hands On History this summer at Coastal Discovery Museum


Event Details

This event is running from 5 June 2018 until 28 August 2018. It is next occurring on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:30 am


The Coastal Discovery Museum will introduce a new series of programs every Tuesday from 10:30–11:30 a.m. June through August. See history come alive through these hands-on, family-friendly programs led by experienced first-person interpreters. Planned activities include Games of the Past, Camp Dig It, Living History with Captain William Hilton and Indigo Discovery with Eliza Lucas Pinckney.

Games of the Past will take place 6/26, 7/3 and 8/7 and you will have a chance to play a variety of games including Nine Men’s Morris, Put and Take, Buck and Mancala just to name a few.

Living History with William Hilton will take place 6/12, 7/31 and 8/28 and you will hear from “Captain William Hilton” about his life and harrowing adventures along the Carolina coast.

Camp Dig It will take place on 6/19, 7/10 and 8/14 and will introduce you to the field of archaeology. Participants will “excavate” a simulated site, identify artifacts, and use real archaeological methods.

Indigo Discovery with Eliza will take place 6/5, 7/24 and 8/21 and you will journey to the past and “meet” Eliza Luca Pinckney. Hear her unique story, learn how indigo dye was made, and make your own indigo tie-die t-shirt to take home.

These family friendly educational experiences are fun for all ages. Cost is $12 adults, $10 child (ages 5-12) and reservations are required by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org/calenarofevents. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Dr.