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Rice Cultivation and Gullah Heritage of the Lowcountry 

When: Wed., Nov. 12, 4-6 p.m. 2008
Price: Free
www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/NERR/seminarseries.html
The culture and identity of the Lowcountry is largely defined by the prosperous rice plantations of the past and the people who cultivated them. This event will focus on methods utilized to grow rice as well as the Gullah culture in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Participants will visit former inland-swamp rice fields which has remained largely unchanged at Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel. The group will learn from Gullah historian, Donald Sweeper, about the ability of Gullah culture to survive the test of time by songs, storytelling, foods and folklore. Pre-registration required.

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