On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, from 10am until 3pm, the Coastal Discovery Museum will celebrate their 5th Anniversary at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, SC,. Partners of the Museum will be on hand with various activities, presentations, etc throughout the day.
The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy will be presenting the Marsh Tacky’s history and conservation at 11am. There will also be Guinea and Red Wattle hogs, Buckeye chickens, Sussex chickens and Barred Plymouth Rock chickens on display during the event. The Carolina Marsh Tacky Association will have several tackys on the property during the day, doing some demonstrations. Also participating will be the Hilton Head Open Land Trust, Osher Lifelong Learning, Sandbox mobile museum, Audubon with a display and birding on the boardwalk, the Town of Hilton Head Lowcountry Master Naturalists Association will have a display of animals, Sweetgrass basket making demonstrations and many more other participants.
Plein Air painters will be on site during the day, painting around the property. Ron Roth from the Osher Life Long Learning Institute will present ‘John James Audubon’ at 1pm.
In the Hilton Head Regional Healthcare Temporary Exhibit Gallery will be “Marsh Tacky: Now and Then”. In cooperation with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy and the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association, this exhibit will include historic images, modern photographs, artistic depictions and scientific and historic background about this unique lowcountry horse.
Since the grand opening at Honey Horn in 2005, the Coastal Discovery Museum has added the 1200 square foot Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Enclosure where you see all four stages of Lowcountry butterflies, a camellia garden with over 110 different varieties of camellias, a replica Native America Shell Ring built from natural materials excavated by archaeologists around Hilton Head Island, the Heritage Garden which is home to historic crops, some dating back to the plantation era, as well as an enclosed horse pasture for two marsh tacky horses.
The Coastal Discovery Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive, off Highway 278, across from Gumtree Road, on Hilton Head Island.
For further info contact Robin Swift, VP of Marketing and Development, Coastal Discovery Museum by calling 843/689-6767.