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Discounted passes offered to staff

Purchase a 20% discounted pass ($40 for a year) to Charles Towne Landing and other state parks during Wellness Wednesday from 10 a.m. t o 1 p.m. March 24in the lobby of Ashley River Tower.

Feel the ground quake beneath your feet as cannons roar.  See the smoke and fire of muskets as militiamen defend the colony.  Smell the aromas of historic recipes being cooked over an open hearth. Experience this, and  more, at Charles Towne Landing’s annual Founders’ Day Festival on April 10. 
For  more than 40 years Charles Towne Landing has offered a place to experience the early history of Charleston. This newly renovated state park welcomes a second generation of park visitors— many of which first explored the park as children visiting with school classmates in the 70s. A replica 17th century trading ship, a natural habitat zoo with animals including bears, pumas and bison, and three miles of paved walking trails complement an impressive hands-on interactive Exhibit Hall and daily ranger-led programs.
This year marks the 340th anniversary of the founding of Charles Towne, which bears the distinction of being the first permanent European settlement established in the Carolinas.  Charles Towne Landing’s Founders’ Day event will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 5 p.m.
Re-enactors dressed in 17th-century costume will deliver an array of living history programs portraying the lifeways of the first colonists.  Demonstrations such as the firing of blackpowder cannons and muskets, cooking and other daily chores crucial to the colony’s survival will take place inside the palisade wall. Visit the wharf area to board a reproduction 17th-century trading vessel and experience a day in the life of a sailor.
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site is located on Old Towne Road (S.C. 171) near Exit 216-A off I26. Visit

Editor's note: The preceding column was brought to you on behalf of Health 1st. Striving to bring various topics and representing numerous employee wellness organizations and committees on campus, this weekly column seeks to provide MUSC, MUHA and UMA employees with current and helpful information concerning all aspects of health.

Friday, March 19, 2010

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