Museum plans book signing, exhibition

  • Friday, August 22, 2014

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“Past Presidents’ Palettes,” an exhibition of recent paintings by three past presidents of the Georgetown County Watercolor Society, will open on Aug. 22 with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Rice Museum Prevost Gallery.

The public is invited to attend the reception and meet the artists. The exhibition includes a collection of watercolors, acrylics, oils, and mixed media pieces by GCWS past presidents Susan Goodman, Janice Coward and Gail Joley.

It will continue through Nov. 1, during regular museum hours of 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The Prevost Gallery is at 633 Front St. in Georgetown and there is no charge to view the exhibit.

Book signing

“Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on the Black River”

Christopher Boyle will be at the Rice Museum Prevost Gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. on Fri, Aug. 22, to sign copies of his new book “Mansfield Plantation, A Legacy on the Black River.”

Standing on the banks of the Black River, Mansfield Plantation is a living testament to antebellum rice plantations. In 1718, it started as a five-hundred-acre land grant near the upstart village of Georgetown.

The main house was built around 1800, and the plantation soon grew to nearly one thousand acres. John and Sallie Middleton Parker returned the property to the Man-Taylor-Lance-Parker family, a line of ownership dating back 150 years.

Ongoing preservation projects ensure that future generations can explore and appreciate one of the most well-preserved rice plantations in America. Plantation historian Christopher C. Boyle captures the spirit of Mansfield Plantation and unravels the many mysteries of its past.

Christopher Boyle teaches social studies at Socastee High and is a part-time teaching associate at Coastal Carolina University in Conway. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Coastal Carolina and a master of arts in American history from Winthrop University.

For more information please email thericemuseum@sc.rr.com or call 843-546-7423.

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