Woman in white chef jacket is handling greens with a table of cooking dishes in front of her

Harvesting Heritage

Coming in Fall 2024, Chef Amethyst Ganaway and the State Museum will present a new event series exploring South Carolina foodways.

Museum Hours

Open today from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Plan Your Visit

Rising culinary star Amethyst Ganaway, joins the museum for a series of events exploring foodways in the Palmetto State 

Beginning in August 2024 the museum’s adventures with renowned chef and food writer Amethyst Ganaway continue with the Harvesting Heritage Fall event series. The series will include opportunities to discover and experience Black culinary traditions from across the state, exploring different regions of South Carolina with chefs, farmers, and other guests.  


Harvesting Heritage Dates: 

Coastal Connections | August 17 

Featuring discussions about seafood sustainability and supporting our ecosystems, followed by storytelling and a Crab Crack. 


Upstate Fusion | September 21 

Celebrate indigenous culinary heritage and cross-cultural collaborations, focusing on the food landscape of South Carolina’s Upstate. 


Black Appalachia | November 16 

Explore Black foodways in the Appalachian region of the state. 



Get Notified

Follow the link to sign up for a notification email when tickets go on sale!

Sign-Up for Email Notification

About Amethyst Ganaway

Born and raised in North Charleston, Amethyst Ganaway has been featured in the New York Times, Food & Wine, Garden & Gun and more. Specializing in Southern and African American foodways and the foodways of the African Disapora, Ganaway also recently headlined the Charleston Wine + Food Festival. She uses her position as a chef and food writer to tell the stories of the region’s history, culture, art, cuisine, and environment. 

Artwork depicting a portrait of a Black woman with short hair in a purple shirt with a flowering cabbage in the foreground