Lectures + Seminars, Nature + Pets

McLeod Plantation Sea Island Cotton Day

When: Sat., Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 2017

In honor of growing Sea Island cotton at McLeod for the first time since the 1920s, the historic site will host a day of special events including a talk with Dr. Richard Porcher, author of The Story of Sea Island Cotton, and Bill McLean, who acquired the seed planted; visitors will be able to pick a boll of cotton from the field, de-seed it using a hand-cranked cotton gin or by hand, and dye it with Indigo dye; and Gullah-Geechee artist Sonja Griffin-Evans will be on hand to discuss her Sea Island cotton paintings and their inspiration.

Price: $15/ages 13 +, $12/ages 60+, $6/ages three-12, free/children under three

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