TO MEPKIN ABBEY

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Historical Significance of Mepkin Abbey

The Monks of Mepkin Abbey have been living beside the Cooper River since 1949 caring for the land with its many layers of history. This land was originally inhabited by Native Americans (Cusabo), after 1681 was owned by various SC families. It also served as a working plantation. Eventually, the land was donated to the monastery, by Clare Booth Luce.Henry Laurens is buried at Mepkin Abbey, over by the Cooper River. Laurens served in the Continental Congress and has great historical significance to SC and our nation.http://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-articles-of-confederation/about-the-signers/

PASC HISTORY CLUB-OUR FIELD TRIPS TO MEPKIN ABBEY 2012-2013

The PASC History Club has enjoyed a November field trip to Mepkin Abbey for the past two years. Each year we have taken a group of our parents and students on a walking tour of Mepkin Abbey.This is a working Abbey,

We have our field trip in November, so we also are treated to the annual Crèche Festival they hold there (a crèche is a nativity scene). During November and December, the abbey welcomes a collection of hundreds of Crèches from around the world. We went in 2012 and loved it! So we went again, this year!

This is a beautiful and historical SC site that you may want to read about or visit on your own.The address is 1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd Moncks Corner, SC 29461.



2013 PASC HISTORY CLUB FIELD TRIP

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2012 PASC HISTORY CLUB FIELD TRIP