Food for Thought Luncheon Lectures

To allow for lively interaction between audience and speaker, the luncheon lecture series will take place in an informal setting at the historic Captain James Missroon House, c. 1808. Join us atop Charleston's High Battery and enjoy a commanding view of Charleston Harbor and the antebellum mansions along East Battery.

Participants will enjoy an educational talk and a casual light lunch of salads and sandwiches. 

All luncheons 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Captain James Missroon House (c. 1808):
Historic Charleston Foundation Headquarters
40 East Bay Street

Please note: Limited off-site parking only.

Tickets are $45. Reservations are required.

 

Food for Thought: Churches, Synagogues & Graveyards

Date: 3/21/2017  |   Time: 11:30 AM

Join Katherine Pemberton, Manager of Research and Education at Historic Charleston Foundation, to explore the incredible history of Charleston’s historic houses of worship and the graves of those who found their final resting places in the Holy City.
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Food for Thought: The Culture that Rice Built

Date: 3/24/2017  |   Time: 11:30 AM

Still a beloved mainstay of Lowcountry meals, rice not only serves as the foundation for Charleston cuisine, it was the crop upon which the beauty, wealth and influence of the Carolina coast was built. Join Amanda McNulty, host of the Emmy Award-winning Making It Grow on SCETV, as she shares the history of this grain that took the world by storm.
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Food for Thought: Doin' the Charleston: the City's Journey to Jazz

Date: 3/30/2017  |   Time: 11:30 AM

Join historian and musicologist Dr. Nic Butler to learn how the Colonial period’s military marching bands and classical and folk music combined over time and ultimately developed into jazz at the turn of the twentieth-century. Discover the pivotal roles talented African American musicians, both free and enslaved, played in this journey.
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Food for Thought: Fragrant Southern Gardens

Date: 4/4/2017  |   Time: 11:30 AM

Uncover the plants that emit the signature scents of the Southern garden! Join Master Gardener Nancy Newman-Limata, owner of Charleston Garden Design and a National Garden Club landscape design consultant, as she shares year-round planting plans for scented gardens. Learn where to place scented plants in the landscape and how to create scented containers to enjoy indoors and out.
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Food for Thought: An Accomplished Woman-The Lives & Forgotten Art of Charlotte & Harriet Manigault

Date: 4/7/2017  |   Time: 11:30 AM

In a time when women were seen and not heard, Charlotte and Harriet Manigault poured their hearts out through visual art, correspondence and private diaries. Lauren Northup, Director of Museums for Historic Charleston Foundation, will examine rare sketches, watercolors and diary entries from the early nineteenth-century to illuminate the daily lives, quirks and courtship rituals of two of the most accomplished young women in Regency-era Charleston.
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Food for Thought: Liberating Charleston - South Carolina in the American Revolution

Date: 4/12/2017  |   Time: 11:30 AM

It is a little known fact that South Carolina saw more battles during the Revolutionary War than any other state. Join Leigh Moring, author of Nathanael Greene in South Carolina: Hero of the American Revolution, as she tells the forgotten story of General Greene and the liberation of the Lowcountry at the end of the American Revolution. A book signing will follow the luncheon.
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Food for Thought: The Grimké Sisters and The Invention of Wings

Date: 4/18/2017  |   Time: 11:30 AM

The novel The Invention of Wings was inspired by the daring real life abolitionists Sarah and Angelina Grimké. Valerie Perry, Manager of the Aiken-Rhett House Museum and author of two novels, will describe how she assisted author Sue Monk Kidd in her research. Lee Ann Bain, licensed tour guide, will discuss how she separated fact from fiction to develop The Original Grimké Sisters Tour with her colleague Carol Ezell-Gilson.
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Food for Thought: The Foliage and Flora of Charleston Gardens

Date: 4/20/2017  |   Time: 11:30 AM

Take a virtual botanical journey through the gardens of Charleston with Clemson Extension Horticulture Agent, author and lecturer Amy Dabbs. From azaleas to wisteria, and everything in between, discover the native plants and other foliage and flora used to create the iconic gardens of the Lowcountry.
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Preserve & Protect

Established in 1947, Historic Charleston Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the historical, architectural and material culture that make up Charleston's rich and irreplaceable heritage. More>

Contact Us

Historic Charleston Foundation
40 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-723-1623


2017 Spring Festival and Antiques Show Ticket Office: 
108 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-722-3405
 

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