Evening of Remembrance

Evening of Remembrance: Leia's Story is a fundraiser in support of the Charleston County Parks Foundation’s Cultural History Fund. Leia was purchased by the McLeods in 1856. She lived her entire life at McLeod Plantation, but her story of resilience has become known worldwide. This precious little girl, who came to McLeod Plantation alone, would leave a legacy of nearly 100 descendants. You won’t forget Leia’s story!

Date: September 25, 2022

Where: McLeod Plantation Historic Site

When: 4-7 p.m.

Tickets: $75 per person. Ticket includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef BJ Dennis, and a performance by a brass quintet from the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, featuring the Mt. Zion Singers. 

Purchase online here.


Hoppin' John, Chicken Country Captain, okra soup, cornbread, and Charleston Chewies. Beer, wine, tea and punch will be available.

About the Cultural History Fund

The Cultural History Fund supports the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission's cultural and historical research, preservation, interpretation, and education for diverse audiences with an emphasis on underrepresented histories throughout Charleston County Parks. The fund is currently focusing on cultural and historical education opportunities that foster a more equitable society, by expressing a unified narrative of African American history, culture, heritage and art at McLeod Plantation Historic Site.

Event Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact our Business Development Manager, Matthew Rosebrock at 843-408-6440 or by email.