Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Gullah Museum and Gift Shop, formerly of Pawleys Island, will reopen its doors for business on Thursday, April 17 in the Georgetown Historical District at 123-7 King St. (behind the Wells Fargo Bank building that is located on the corner of Front and King streets.) The museumís hours initially will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
As in the past, the Gullah Museum will present lectures on historical and cultural information relating to the Gullah/Geechee people in Georgetown County, as well as those within the Gullah/Geechee Historical and Cultural Corridor from Jacksonville, NC to St. Augustine, FL. That information will demonstrate the important role that the Gullah/Geechee people played in the economic and cultural development of South Carolina and the U.S. of America from 1670 to the present time. In addition, Gullah/Geechee and/or African gifts and artifacts will be on sale.
That information will include the role that the Gullah/Geechee People played in the introduction and development of the cattle, indigo, and rice culture, as well as other important occupations, in military defending the Carolina Colony and the Thirteen Colonies, in politics during and after the Reconstruction Period, including the introduction of public education in South Carolina.
It will also include information about the Gullah/Geechee communities on the West Side and other sections of the city of Georgetown; the role of the Old Slave Market and the role of the African Methodist and Episcopal Church.