HISTORY CLUB FIELD TRIP

MEPKIN ABBEY

*****THIS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2013******

Please join us this FRIDAY November 22, 2013 at 10 am on our tour of  the monastery, Mepkin Abbey.  We will go on a walking tour of the Crèche Festival (a crèche is a nativity scene).  This is a working Abbey and they have a collection of hundreds of Crèches from around the world.  We went last year and loved it!  The address is 1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd Moncks Corner, SC 29461.The cost is FREE but donations are appreciated to the abbey.  They also have a wonderful gift shop and crèches for sale!   

Field Trip Permission Slip-see attached

Please fill out the attached field trip form and submit it to Mrs. Burbage (regina.burbage) in the portal or Mrs. Willeford (alicia.willeford) before the trip.  Any family members are welcome to attend with you.  Please provide us with a head count of how many will be attending on your permission slip. We will need your RSVP by Nov  21st. We hope you can join us!!

Historical Significance

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/
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The Address

The address is 1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd Moncks Corner, SC 29461The cost is FREE but donations are appreciated to the abbey.  They also have a wonderful gift shop and crèches for sale!You can click here for further directions: http://mepkinabbey.org/wordpress/directions/