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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.

THE AVERY RESEARCH CENTER IS OPEN FOR RESEARCH VISITS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. NO PUBLIC OR GROUP TOURS ARE PROVIDED.

 


News & Notes

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 […]

Rescheduled Ernest Just Prize Lecture: “Stress and Health: Intersection of Sociology and Biology,” Chandra Jackson, PhD and Roland Thorpe, PhD, April 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., Medical University of South Carolina

    The Medical University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture invite you to attend the Ernest Everett Just Prize Lecture on Monday, April 17, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. The 2016 Ernest Everett Just Prize recipients, Dr. Chandra Jackson of the National Institute of […]

The Avery Research Center will be closed to the public for renovations starting Wednesday, February 1, 2017 through October 2017. Please continue to follow this website and our Facebook page for more updates.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Avery Research Center is Closing for Renovations February 1st-October 15th, 2017 The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture will be closed to the public February 1st, 2017 through October 15th, 2017, to implement a major improvement project to replace the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems […]

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