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Railroad Exhibit Opens with a Community Celebration


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The opening celebration for the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage’s new exhibit, Living by the Rails: The History of Lowcountry Railroads, will be held on Saturday, April 28, with a special ceremony at 1:30 pm to kick off the festivities which last until 4:00 pm.
Free and suitable for all ages, the event features a presentation by Rodger Stroupe who will talk about the history of Lowcountry railroads, including the Port Royal Line, the Hampton and Branchville Railroad, and the Charleston and Savannah Railway.
The exhibit opening celebration will also include live music, historical reenactments, children’s activities, face painting, a bouncy castle, and more.
A highlight of Living by the Rails is an oral history documentary film, produced especially for the exhibit by Dana Rose Productions, in which Lowcountry residents who worked and lived by the rails share their first-hand accounts of a time when trains were integral to daily life.
Living by the Rails: The History of Lowcountry Railroads exhibit and grand opening is made possible through a $5,000 grant from the South Carolina Humanities Council and local sponsors The Myers Edge (McDonald’s), Piggly Wiggly, and Printology.
Learn more about the event and other programming offered through the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage at www.morrisheritagecenter.org or call 843-284-9227.