More About Grahame Long: Art of the Grave
The Horry County Museum presents a lecture by Grahame Long on October 21st at 1 PM on the material culture of death in the Carolina Lowcountry. Mourning—sudden or not—was something with which the Charleston community continually dealt throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. As a result, an array of funerary and mourning goods and services were available. Although likely the saddest of cultural decorations, these mementos remain among the most communicative aspects of lives long gone.
As Director of Museums for Historic Charleston Foundation, Grahame Long leads all research, stewardship, interpretive and education initiatives at the Nathaniel Russell House and Aiken-Rhett House museums and serves as curator for the extensive collections therein. He has authored three books, published numerous articles and lectured extensively throughout the southeast on various topics concerning material culture, decorative arts and social histories of South Carolina.
The former chief curator for The Charleston Museum, he is the resident historian for the German Friendly Society, a member of the Mayor’s Walled City Task Force and an honorary member of the Washington Light Infantry. He is a volunteer curator for The Citadel Archives and Museum and works as a historical consultant for the U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal.
The program will begin at 1:00 pm in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public.