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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

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.

Lowcountry Digital History Initiative Publishes Online Tribute in Partnership with Mother Emanuel Church to Commemorate Upcoming Anniversary of Mass Shooting

            Project Link: go.cofc.edu/ldhiemanuel Lowcountry Digital History Initiative: http://ldhi.library.cofc.edu/ (Charleston, SC) The Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, Lowcountry Africana, and the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture are pleased to present a new online exhibition, “A Tribute to the Mother Emanuel,” developed in partnership with […]

The Avery Research Center will be closed to tours on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The Reading Room will be open during normal business hours.

The Avery Research Center will be closed to the public today (Monday, May 9, 2016) due to a major leak in the building. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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