If you're history and culture lovers like us, The Barbados Carolina Legacy Foundation has organized a trip of a lifetime for you. From customized tours to lectures and special events, this opportunity is completely tailor-made for those interested in the strong ties between the Carolinas and the island of Barbados.
British settlers from Barbados settled the Carolina colony in 1670 and ultimately transplanted a system of governance, architecture, and a cultural legacy that can still be seen and felt today. If you have enjoyed the nostalgia that Charleston exudes, then you have already bore witness to the result of the influence of Barbados over the centuries. Experience the deep connection between these two nations by participating in a journey to where it all began; the island of Barbados.
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For more information on the full itinerary and special rates available for this trip, visit the Barbados Carolina Legacy Foundation website today!
The Spirit of Place photography exhibit is opening at the Lunney House Museum in Seneca this Friday and runs through the end of February. The work featured will explore building traditions and typographies common between Barbados and the Carolinas through the architecture and nature of house and home.
The first four decades of Carolina have been called the age of the Goose Creek Men, an influential political faction of Barbados planters who settled in Goose Creek, a community just north of Charleston.
Pirates were welcomed in Charles Town’s harbor during the colony’s early years. For the colonists, pirates provided protection and profit. As long as they raided Spanish ships, it reduced the chances that Spain would attack the colony. When these sea-going thieves came ashore they paid for their supplies with Spanish gold and silver and sold their booty below its value.
Richmond Bowens is buried near the entrance to Drayton Hall Plantation. It is a fitting resting place for Bowens, Drayton Hall’s gatekeeper who spent nearly two decades telling stories of his family’s connection to the plantation. Bowens said his family came to the Carolina Colony from Barbados as slaves with the Drayton family.