August 2015 E-Newsletter
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Middleton Place, National Historic Landmark
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Hot Nights & Holy City

International Interns

Genteel Pursuits and
Grand Entertains


Low Country Rice
Culture Days


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The Inn at Middleton Place
Low Country Getaway Package

Enjoy the Low Country Getaway at The Inn at Middleton Place, a short walk from America's Oldest Landscaped Gardens, the Middleton Place House Museum, and the Plantation Stableyards. Experience the natural setting on bicycle trails or by kayak with a picnic lunch, perfect to share as you relax under the live oaks, sit in the flowers, or lounge beside the Ashley River.
 

Hot Nights & Holy City Dinner Returns

Cool off with picnic-style seafood dishes and beer pairings.

The dog days are here and summer produce is abundant - time again for Middleton Place Restaurant and Holy City Brewing to host the 3rd Annual Hot Nights & Holy City Beer Dinner. In contrast to the January Braise & Brew Dinner partnership, with its braised meat and dark winter beer pairings, Hot Nights & Holy City offers lighter fare with summer seasonal brews served “picnic style” on the Greensward lawn.  The event is scheduled for Sunday, August 23 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Executive Chef Brandon Buck has reached out to St. Jude Farms for fresh-caught seafood, Ashley Farms for poultry, the on-site Middleton Place Organic Farm and regional farmers for their freshest and finest to create his summer dinner. The evening will begin with Holy City’s “Dorchester Light”, an American Lager brewed with Carolina Gold Rice, followed by four savory courses and will end with a selection of summer-time desserts. To order tickets >>

International Summer Interns

International graduate students from Barbados and France work and learn at Middleton Place.

Middleton Place continued its effort to deepen the knowledge of historic site management and landscape architecture students from foreign countries this summer.
 
Leah Bignall is in the final phase of earning her M.A. in Heritage Studies from the University of the West Indies in Cave Hill, Barbados.  Her internship under the guidance of Dr. Dottie Stone, Research and Development Associate, focused on the interpretation and preservation programs, and operations at Middleton Place and the Edmondston-Alston House. Leah worked with staff members in every department to gain a better understanding of the operations and challenges of site management and working with 21st century audiences.

Mathildé Charée is a student at National School of Landscape Architecture at Versailles.  She worked under Sidney Frazier, Vice President, Horticulture, and helped to improve irrigation and other water features in areas of the Gardens. In the future, Mathildé hopes to combine her love for both garden design and travel, designing landscaped gardens all over the world. Continue reading >>

Genteel Pursuits and Grand Entertains:

Sport and leisure at Middleton Place

Arthur Middleton is shown standing on the far right in Benjamin West’s 1764 painting The Cricketers. The bat-and-ball game cricket  traces its roots to 16th century Tudor England, and during the 18th century it became the very fashionable national sport of England.  Image Courtesy The Brook Club.
Arthur Middleton is shown standing on the far right in Benjamin West’s 1764 painting The Cricketers. Image Courtesy The Brook Club.

Which sports were popular in Colonial America?  How did gentlemen, ladies, and children amuse themselves in the 18th century when invited to the Middleton Place on a warm September afternoon?

Mark your calendars now to find out.  On Friday and Saturday, September 11-12, Middleton Place will host a new program entitled, Genteel Pursuits and Grand Entertains: Sport and Leisure at Middleton Place.

The interactive programs and demonstrations on both days will offer an incredible range of colonial sports, games, 18th-century country dances, needlework, painting in the gardens, and music. Continue reading >>

Low Country Rice Culture Days

Learn about the origin, cultivation and processing Carolina Gold.

Arthur Middleton is shown standing on the far right in Benjamin West’s 1764 painting The Cricketers. The bat-and-ball game cricket  traces its roots to 16th century Tudor England, and during the 18th century it became the very fashionable national sport of England.  Image Courtesy The Brook Club.
As an integral part of its educational programming, Middleton Place will celebrate Low Country Rice Culture Days again on Friday and Saturday, September 18-19, at the Outdoor Educational Center in the Middleton Place Stableyards.   All activities associated with this event are included in the price of Gardens and Stableyards admission.

Though many aspects of the rice industry in the South Carolina Low Country will be discussed (i.e. origins, planting, cultivating, cultural impact), the bulk of the program will focus on the processing of Carolina Gold Rice and the tools used to complete this task. Continue reading >>
What Visitors to Middleton Place are Saying...
 
“One of my favorite July 4th experiences EVER!”
I really enjoyed the gardens, the carriage ride, and the house tour, but perhaps my favorite part of all was sitting under a beautiful old southern oak overlooking the banks of the Ashley River while a period actor read the Declaration of Independence. Realizing one of the signers lived in the home and had likely sat under that same tree and enjoyed that same view at some point was powerful.

Adam G. of Chattanooga, TNVisited July 2015 [5 of 5 stars]
 
 
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