Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy
Special Exhibit at the Edmondston-Alston House
Dates: October 23, 2016 - June 17, 2017
Tours are offered: Tue. - Sat. 10 am to 4:30 pm and Sun. & Mon. 1 pm to 4:30 pm
A special exhibit of her landscapes, family portraits and sketch books from private family collections never before exhibited together.
Alice Ravenel Huger Smith was an author, illustrator, printmaker, painter, teacher and historian. She was a key member of a group of local writers and artists that spearheaded a dramatic cultural renewal in the 1920’s and 1930’s, now recognized as the Charleston Renaissance. She is best known for her paintings that depict the natural beauty and historical significance of the Carolina Low Country. She was also part of a close and devoted family. This special exhibit, displayed at the Edmondston-Alston House Museum and the Middleton Place House Museum, brings together, for the first time, private family collections of her art and poetry, and provides a unique perspective on her life and work.
Call 843-722-7171 to reserve special Art Focus Tours.
Christmas 1860 at the Edmondston-Alston House
Dates: December 2 & 9, 2016
Event Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m. (tours are given continuously)
Celebrate a Victorian holiday season by candlelight at the Edmondston-Alston House – decorated for the holidays as it would have been in 1860. Costumed interpreters will present dramatic scenes exploring Charleston’s last Christmas before the start of the Civil War. Afterwards, visitors can enjoy hot cider in the courtyard.
Call 843-722-7171 for advance tickets. Online ticketing coming soon.