CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s (CCPRC) nonprofit partner, the Charleston County Parks Foundation, will host an Evening at McLeod on Sept. 30. This fundraising event, held at McLeod Plantation Historic Site, benefits the foundation’s Cultural History Fund.
From 5:30 - 8 p.m., Evening at McLeod will feature drinks, light hors d’oeuvres, and a performance from the Charleston Symphony and nationally renowned baritone Philip Lima. Lima has regularly garnered critical acclaim for his performances on both concert and operatic stages.
Proceeds from Evening at McLeod will benefit the Charleston County Parks Foundation’s Cultural History Fund. This fund aids cultural and historical research, preservation, interpretation, and education for diverse audiences with an emphasis on underrepresented histories at McLeod Plantation Historic Site and throughout the Charleston County Parks. The fund is currently focusing on cultural and historical education opportunities that foster a more equitable society, by expressing a unified narrative of African American history, culture, heritage and art at McLeod. Examples include the Poetry at McLeod series as well as efforts to preserve the site’s Sankofa Memorial Garden.
McLeod Plantation Historic Site is one of our nation’s foremost locations for interpreting the African American transition to freedom in Charleston and the American South. CCPRC opened the county park and historic site in 2015. Located on James Island, McLeod Plantation Historic Site is a former sea island cotton plantation and is a 37-acre site important for its significant Gullah Geechee history. After years of careful research and restoration, McLeod today is a living tribute to the men and women who persevered in their efforts to achieve freedom, equality and justice. Visitors embark upon an in-depth exploration of the lives of those people whose stories are essential to understanding Charleston’s complex past and helped shape who we, as a nation, are today. For more information on the site, visit //ccprc.com/McLeod or call 843-795-4386.
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