» New Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI) Exhibit on the Morris Street Business District

April 27, 2021
News & Notes, History News

Explore Charleston history through the lens of the Morris Street Business District. Established just before the Civil War, the neighborhoods around the Morris Street Business District were home to free and enslaved Black people as well as multiple waves of immigrants from Europe and Asia. From 1850 to the present, this exhibit illuminates the complex history of this often-overlooked yet essential part of the city, as it maps over one hundred years of the district’s history, building by building, for your exploration.  The exhibit was published in April 2021.

This exhibition was featured in several local and regional publications.

Preservation Society of Charleston is sponsoring a walking tour on May 6, 2021, register for the event here.

MUSEUM TOURS: The Avery Research Center offers self-guided tours Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1030AM-12PM and 2PM-330PM. For large groups we ask you limit 25 people or fewer per time slot for self-guided tours. Due to staffing shortages Avery will not be offering guided tours to the general public until further notice.

ARCHIVES: Researchers must have a consultation BEFORE making a research appointment.