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Charleston is abuzz with sightings of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, the first woman to be inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame. At the age of 16, Pinckney, took over the management of Wappoo Plantation and her family’s other two agricultural properties in 1739. Through her extensive knowledge of botany, she went on to develop indigo as one of South Carolina’s most important cash crops, revolutionizing the colonial economy prior to the Revolutionary War, and forever preserving her place in American history.
The burning question today is, how has Pinckney suddenly reappeared on the streets, private gardens and intimate salons of Charleston, South Carolina? The answer is easy…through the genius of Christy Pleasant and her company, Historic Performance Events. Pleasant’s endeavor, launched in the spring of 2019, allows the essence of important historical characters to permeate an event in order to leave a lasting impression on attendees. Other historic figures being scene around town these days also include Queen Charlotte, Grace O’Malley and Molly Bloom.
Eliza Pinckney lives! tells the story of South Carolina’s adopted native daughter.
Elizabeth Lucas Pinckney
1722 – 1793
Always remembered for your major influence on America’s colonial economy.