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October Issue 2010

Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island, SC, Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Coastal Discovery Museum will celebrate their 25th year on Hilton Head Island, SC, with a celebration at Honey Horn on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, from 10am to 4pm. The event will allow families to visit the Museum at no charge and participate in many complimentary programs.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center will be in the Mary Ann Peeples Pavilion with "Lowcountry Animals" for a program at 11am and noon. Sweetgrass basket making demonstrations with Michael Smalls and Daurus Niles will take place and you can learn about blue crab discovery on the boardwalks as we harvest, cook, pick and taste the blue crabs. Barrier Island Barbeque will be here with food samplings and available for purchase. Tours of the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Enclosure will be ongoing throughout the day and of course, you may visit Bullet and Honey Horn May, the marsh tackys that are visiting at Honey Horn. The Town of Hilton Head Fire and Rescue Education Team will be on site for information to share with all ages.

Visitors will also get to view the exhibit, Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art, on view through Jan. 2011. This exhibition traces the histories of coiled basketry in Africa and America and explores the evolution of an ancient art.

The Museum was founded in 1985 by Helen Cork and moved to the Honey Horn property in 2007. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or contact Robin Swift at 843/689-3033 ext. 224.

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