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Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park

Indigenous Hilton Head Islanders and their Plant and Animal Relationships

Visit Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park with Archaeologist and Educator, Katie Seeber, as we explore how indigenous peoples related to the natural world around them!

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Indigenous Hilton Head Islanders and their Plant and Animal Relationships
Indigenous Hilton Head Islanders and their Plant and Animal Relationships

Time & Location

May 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park , 229 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, USA

About the Event

If you have attended an LCMNA field trip in the last two months, please wait one week before registering to give other LCMNA members a chance to register. We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

Long before the earliest settlers arrived in the Port Royal Sound, the sea islands were alive with indigenous peoples. Join Katie Seeber, Educator and Archaelogist for Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park and the Coastal Discovery Museum, on a natural history walk exploring the day-to-day of the historic people of Hilton Head Island. Together, we'll learn about their relationships with the native flora and fauna of the area, and maybe even pick up some tips along the way. There is a $10 fee to attend this program. Please bring cash or check in the exact fee amount. Change will not be available.

We will be meeting at the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park. This walk will make a 1-mile loop, so please come prepared with appropriate shoes. For utmost enjoyment, please wear sun-protection, bring waters, snacks, and binoculars. Restrooms are on site. You're encouraged to bring a lunch to enjoy at the park once the program has ended. 

About the Trip Leader: Katie has been a professional archaeologist for the last fourteen years and has focused on South Carolina coastal archaeology for the last six. In coastal South Carolina, Katie has developed and maintained a long-term, community-based research project at Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, the first free Black town in the south, located on Hilton Head Island. Katie currently works as Coastal Discovery Museum’s Diverse Narratives Educator and Archaeologist.

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