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Avery Research Center

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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 10am – 5pm, and closed from 12:30pm – 1:30pm daily.

 


News & Notes

Upcoming! “Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales” by E. Patrick Johnson, College of Charleston Emmett Robinson Theater, August 6th, 8:00 pm

Upcoming! The Avery Research Center is proud to be a co-sponsor with SC Equality and Charleston Pride of “Pouring Tea” by E. Patrick Johnson, on Saturday, August 6th, 8:00 pm, College of Charleston Emmett Robinson Theater RSVP today for “Pouring Tea” by E. Patrick Johnson: The oral history of black gay men who were born, […]

The Avery Research Center will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of Independence Day. The Avery Research Center will reopen to the public at normal business hours on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

The Avery Research Center’s Reading Room will be closed to the public on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Walk-in tours will commence at posted times.

Exhibition Opening: Avery: The Spirit That Would Not Die, 1865-2015, Avery Research Center, Saturday, June 25th, 4-6 pm

The Avery Research Center is pleased to announce the opening of our updated permanent exhibition Avery: The Spirit That Would Not Die, 1865-2015. This exhibition explores over one hundred and fifty years of Avery history—from its origins as a school for Black Charlestonians starting in 1865, to its current form as a center for promoting […]

The Avery Research Center will be closed to the public today (06/06/16) due to HVAC issues. We should be open during normal business hours tomorrow (06/07/16). We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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