Join the Daniel Island Historical Society on Sunday, April 24, for the 2nd Annual “Live Oak Lights: Illuminating Our Heritage.” This year’s program, to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Daniel Island Children’s Park on the banks of the Wando River, will celebrate the history of the Gullah culture – under the oaks! Co-sponsored by the Daniel Island Community Fund, the festivities will be offered free of charge and will include Gullah music performed by the Plantation Singers, Gullah storytelling, sweetgrass basket-making, ironworks demonstrations by the Philip Simmons Foundation, arts and crafts for kids, Gullah history walks with local author Herb Frazier, performances by The Music Battery Drumline, rag quilting and Gullah dolls, presentations on the burial customs and home-going practices of the Gullah people, an “Art in the Park” program for all ages, and more! In addition, Chef B.J. Dennis will offer Gullah-inspired cuisine for sale on site. In the event of rain, the festivities will move to the Daniel Island School multi-purpose room. That evening, Daniel Island residents and businesses are encouraged to light up the Live Oaks on their properties in celebration of our island’s Gullah heritage.
There will also be a ticketed reception held at the Daniel Island Real Estate Sales Center from 7 to 8:30 pm featuring renowned Gullah Artist Jonathan Green.
For the latest details on all “Live Oak Lights” events, please visit https://dihistoricalsociety.com/live-oak-lights-illuminating-daniel-island-history/ or call (843) 822-5248.
And if you enjoy watching art being created come a bit early. At 3 p.m… Daniel Island artists begin painting and photographing the fabulous Live Oaks on River Landing Drive. We will also have opportunities for guests to adopt a Live Oak as part of our DIHS Live Oak Campaign!