The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is proud to host a one-day pop-up photography exhibit at McLeod Plantation Historic Site. On Sunday, Aug. 20, award winning photographer Pete Marovich will show selections from his exhibit entitled Shadows of the Gullah Geechee at the historic site on James Island.
Marovich’s photographs explore the lives and culture of the Gullah Geechee people in communities from Hog Hammock on Sapelo Island, Ga. to Mosquito Beach on Sol Legare Island, SC. His work captures everyday moments of work, play, worship and resilience to increasing pressures from real estate developments for the ever-expanding population growth in the Lowcountry.
Seventeen of Marovich’s stunning black and white images are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. At McLeod Plantation Historic Site on Aug. 20, Marovich will be on hand to engage and discuss the 20 selected images of his work with visitors.
Admission to Shadows of the Gullah Geechee will be included with admission to McLeod Plantation Historic Site on Aug. 20. McLeod Plantation is open for regular visitation every Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to McLeod Plantation is $15 for adults, $12 for ages 60 and up, or $6 for ages 3-12. Gold Pass holders (up to four guests per visit) and ages two and under are free of charge.
Located on James Island and owned and operated by CCPRC, McLeod Plantation Historic Site is a former sea island cotton plantation that has borne witness to some of the most significant periods of Charleston history. Today McLeod Plantation is an important 37-acre Gullah-Geechee heritage site carefully preserved in recognition of its cultural and historical significance. The site’s buildings include homes that make up Transition Row, where enslaved families and their free descendants lived during the 19th and 20th centuries.