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The mission of the Avery Research Center is to collect, preserve, and promote the unique history and culture of the African diaspora, with an emphasis on Charleston, the South Carolina Lowcountry, and beyond. 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.

 


News & Notes

MLK, Jr. Day Hours

The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and the College of Charleston Libraries are CLOSED on Monday, January 20, 2020 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Tours and reading room hours will resume on Tuesday, January 21st at 10:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. respectively.

Avery Open House-January 15, 2020

The Avery Research Center welcomes everyone to attend our open house today, January 15, 2020 from 4 PM to 7 PM.

2019 Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival | Saturday, October 5, 2019 | Memminger Auditorium, Charleston, SC

The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival. The brainchild of Ms. Barbara Gathers, the Black Ink Book Festival is a project of the Charleston Friends of the Library, a nonprofit organization, in […]

Avery Research Center Executive Director Search

The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is seeking an Executive Director to provide innovative and visionary leadership for this premier cultural institution. A historic site in Charleston, the Avery Research Center is home to archival collections of 4000 linear feet, research facilities, museum exhibitions, and a robust outreach […]

Avery Research Center

UPDATE: Due to delays in renovations, the Avery Research Center will remain closed to the public and staff until further notice. However, to see what we are doing during this time, like us on Facebook and review our Avery Messenger newsletters online here .

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