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13 November 2017; Our October Progress

Thank You To All That Participated! It’s no surprise that all of our wonderful volunteers came together and accomplished so much in just a short weekend. Fish were created, clothing was fitted, baskets were made, signs and palisades were put into place, and so much more. Stories were shared as […]

25 September 2017; A Generous Donation!

We recently received a generous donation from a pair of local ladies! Locals Anna Meshejian and April Martino frequently hold yoga classes for fellow locals and visitors alike. Some of these classes have even been held right on the beach! But what a surprise when we found that what they […]

7 August 2017; Yaupon Part 4

Part 4: How Do You Make Yaupon Tea?***DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE TEA WITHOUT DEFINITE IDENTIFICATION OF THE TREE! Ingesting unknown plants is dangerous!*** Over the past month, we’ve had an overwhelming number of visitors requesting information on yaupon tea So we thought this was the perfect time to bring […]

17 July 2017; Yaupon Part 3

Part 3: Did the settlers use Yaupon? Over the past month, we’ve had an overwhelming number of visitors requesting information on yaupon tea So we thought this was the perfect time to bring one of our past postings up again! As it was hinted in Part 2, the tradition of […]

10 July 2017; Yaupon Part 2

Part 2: What was Yaupon used for? Over the past month, we’ve had an overwhelming number of visitors requesting information on yaupon tea So we thought this was the perfect time to bring one of our past postings up again! The first written documentation of it’s use on the island […]

3 July 2017; Yaupon Part 1

Part 1: What is Yaupon? Over the past month, we’ve had an overwhelming number of visitors requesting information on yaupon tea So we thought this was the perfect time to bring one of our past postings up again! Yaupon (ilex vomitoria) is a bushy, evergreen shrub that can be found […]

Volunteer Days: October 2017

The Village is Closer to Completion! Over the past few years, a dedicated group of volunteers has been coming to the museum to pour their heart and hard work into this dream. Slowly, we’ve been seeing it come together with the added help of new members to the group we […]

15 May 2017; Beautiful Gourd Art

Recycle – Remake – Reuse This is what Emmy Sothoron stresses in her bio when she donated a beautiful selection of her gourd art. A Native Carolinian, she was raised by a Quaker Grandmother who was gentle, graceful, and strong willed. But farther back in her history, her Great, Great, […]

Volunteer Days April 2017

What a wonderful time with our volunteers! Photo by Lorri Lee Glennon We are so thankful for each and every one of our volunteers that were able to spend their time with us. Moccassins were made. Quahog was drilled for jewelry. Regalia was started. Spirit poles were set into the […]

3 October 2016; October Village Days Around the Corner!

Last Year, a group of volunteers came to begin work on our future longhouse. WOW! So much has been accomplished in just one year! What Has Been Done So Far? Most of the framework has been coated in epoxy, carved, stained, AND assembled Framework for the bed is complete Two […]