The Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island has announced a “Family Fun Day” on August 1st from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at their location at Honey Horn.  This event will give the public yet another opportunity to see what the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn has to offer.
    Through a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, Sarah Edwards Hammond, a sweet grass basket maker from Mt. Pleasant, will be on hand to hold informal talks and demonstrations about the skill of sewing sweet grass baskets, as well as an opportunity to try it for yourself.  
    Kate Salley Palmer, a children’s author of 10 books, will be at Honey Horn for a book signing and a formal presentation of her latest publication about Black soldiers in the Revolutionary War and another about Francis Marion.
    Rowland, of “We Island” on St. Helena Island and the Penn Center, will available for gumbo sampling, and it will be for purchase as well.  Visitors will also have the opportunity to throw a cast net, pull up the crab trap, tour the Heritage Garden and see what rice, cotton, Indigo and other crops look like.  Bird watching and fiddler crab activity is where the action is from any of the 3 boardwalks
    During the day in the Kid’s Zone, children will have an opportunity to try on Colonial clothing, play with Colonial toys and games, take a scavenger hunt on the pained mural wall and learn about shells, turtle bones and many other items found on our island thanks to the sponsorship of The Bargain Box.  A large library of children’s books on history and natural history fill the shelves and stories will be read all day.
    The Hilton Head Regional Health Care Temporary Exhibit Gallery will feature “Apple Pie Painters: Inspired by Honey Horn”.  This exhibit ranges from photos and photographic collage to watercolor and oil pastel, transmitting a personal interpretation of a time or place Honey Horn occupies in the community and history.
    For the teachers in the area we will have school program information on scheduling programs at the Museum during the school year, and tours will be available to see what we have for their classrooms.  
    Many other activities will be available all day, so visit the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn and see what is available on this 68 acre parcel of land.  For further information, please contact Robin Swift at 843-689-3033 ext 224.The Coastal Discovery Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive at the Intersection of Gumtree Road and 278.