Multicultural Travel News

Multicultural Travel News newsletter (MTN) covers travel news of interest to ethnic and niche travelers and those who market to them. We write about destinations that interest multicultural travelers or have outreach campaigns to travelers of Hispanic, African American, Asian American and other cultural backgrounds; women; LGBT travelers and people with disabilities.
Multicultural Travel News is also written for leisure and business travelers looking for what to see and do and for marketing executives interested in ideas, best practices and the business case for targeting so-called "minority" travelers. We cover cities and countries, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, convention and visitor bureaus, tour operators and other travel marketers with a multicultural angle. Multicultural Travel news is written and edited by Lisa Skriloff.

Charleston Heritage Federation Fall 2018 Events

Charleston Heritage Federation (CHF) brings an abundance of events to the Charleston area this fall. From craft workshops to art exhibits and wine tastings with dreamy backdrops, guests can savor the season with a collection of culturally-enriching events geared towards locals and visitors of all ages. The upcoming CHF events occurring in the Holy City this fall include: Grand Opening of New South Carolina Historical Society Museum, September 21, will unveil a new, state-of-the-art museum in the fully-renovated Fireproof Building located downtown. Drawing from the society's vast archives, the new South Carolina Historical Society Museum will showcase 300+ years of South Carolina history through the personal accounts, rarely-seen artifacts and hand-written documents of those who experienced it; Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop: Charleston Museum, September 22. Learn to make traditional sweetgrass baskets with Sarah Edwards-Hammond this fall. During this workshop, which is $65 for non-members and $50 for members, guests will learn a brief history of the basket making art form and then make their very own basket with Hammond’s guidance; Harvest Moon Dinner: Middleton Place, September 24. Indulge in an evening of local harvests and grains from The Middleton Place Restaurant on their very own organic farm; A Dark Place of Dreams: Gibbes Museum of Art, September 28 - January 6. The Gibbes Museum of Art will host its first large-scale show dedicated solely to women artists this fall, showcasing the works of Louise Nevelson, one of the pioneering sculptors of the 20th century, along with three contemporary artists she inspired: Chakaia Booker, Lauren Fensterstock and Kate Gilmore, whose works weave together various objects - from rubber tires to shells to paint in motion; Fall Tours of Homes, History & Architecture: Preservation Society of Charleston, October 4 – 28. Experience Charleston’s architecturally significant private houses, intimate gardens, churches and public buildings as you stroll through the historic streets during the 42nd Annual Fall Tours; Charleston Collects: South Asian Art: Gibbes Museum of Art, October 26 - February 17. Debuting the Charleston Collects series, this exhibition features selections from a major private collection of South Asian art in Charleston; Holiday Market: Middleton Place, November 23 – 24. Kick off the holiday season at Middleton Place’s Garden Market & Nursery and Museum Shop with an open-air market featuring local artisans and vendors, live musicians performing festive carols, complimentary hot cider and treats, and featured items in both shops; Grand Illumination and Dinner: Middleton Place, December 13 – 15. Travel back in time to the Christmas of 1782 as trained actors in period costume present the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure of the British troops; Heritage Indigo Workshop with Madame Magar: Drayton Hall, September 20. Drayton Hall Preservation Trust welcomes Madam Magar to conduct a workshop on the growing, processing, and dying of indigo and indigo-dyed products as part of their deep look into indigo traditions. Members are invited to learn about Charleston's rich history with indigo; The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd, Book Signing and Reception: Drayton Hall, October 7. The Indigo Girl author Natasha Boyd speaks at Drayton Hall’s new Education Center on Charleston’s native Eliza Lucas Pickney’s influence on her new book, The Indigo Girl, which is based on historical documents, including Eliza's letters. This is a historical fiction account of how a teenage girl produced indigo dye, which became one of the largest exports out of South Carolina and served as an export that laid the foundation for the incredible wealth of several Southern families who still live on today; Plantation Days: Middleton Place, November 10 – 11. Watch craftworkers demonstrate the skills practiced by enslaved people as they prepared for winter during this educational event where guests can learn different aspects of 18th and 19th century plantation life including domestic skills, African American culture and Gullah storytelling. Free with general admission ticket; About Charleston Heritage Federation Charleston Heritage Federation is the united voice of numerous historic landmarks, museums, plantations and houses in the Charleston area. A mission-driven organization focused on educating, preserving and telling the authentic story through experiences, Charleston Heritage Federation prides itself on capturing the essence of the city's rich history while fostering a deeper understanding of the Lowcountry. Members of Charleston Heritage Federation include Avery Research Center for African American History & Culture, Charleston Library Society, The Charleston Museum, Drayton Hall, Gibbes Museum of Art, Historic. For more information, visit www.explorecharleston.com.