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The mission of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is to collect, preserve, and promote the unique history and culture of the African diaspora, with emphasis on Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.  Avery’s archival collections, museum exhibitions, and public programming reflect these diverse populations as well as the wider African Diaspora. The Avery Research Center is located at 125 Bull Street, Charleston, SC 29424 in the historic Harleston Village.  Phone: 843.953.7609.

General hours of operation are Monday–Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily.

(JANUARY 2018): THE AVERY RESEARCH CENTER IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. NO ON-SITE TOURS OR ARCHIVAL ACCESS WILL BE PROVIDED.

 


News & Notes

RENOVATIONS UPDATE (JANUARY 2018): The Avery Research Center will continue to be closed to the public for general tours and archival patrons from now until August 2018. Please contact Reference and Outreach Archivist Barrye Brown at brownbo@cofc.edu for archival concerns or contact the Avery Research Center at 843-953-7609 or averyadmin@cofc.edu for more information regarding renovations.

Happy New Year! The Avery Research Center will be closed to the public due to HVAC issues (01/02/18). The earliest we will reopen is tomorrow, Wednesday, January 3, 2018, to normal business hours for patrons who have made an appointment. The Avery Research Center remains closed to public tours. We will also keep folks updated regarding the winter storm watch that is in effect for tomorrow (01/03/18).

Renovations Update: The Avery Research Center continues to be closed to public tours as renovations have suffered a delay. Public tours are not expected to resume until July 2018. Archival visits may still be scheduled five days in advance. We cannot accommodate walk-ins. Continued thanks for your patience.

Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture will be closed to researchers due to the expected high volume of traffic and visitors on the peninsula for the total solar eclipse. We will reopen at 10am on Tuesday, August 22nd for researchers. For a research appointment please e-mail […]

Avery Research Center open by appointment for research visits only

The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture was scheduled to be closed from February 2017 to October 2017 for renovations to improve the environmental conditions of the building so we could continue to be good stewards of the collections we house. However, due to construction delays the renovation has to be postponed […]

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