March 2023 Open House Cancelled.

The March open house is been cancelled. Sorry any inconvenience, please visit our virtual exhibition.

History News

NAI Course: “Speaking Our Truths: A Gathering of Black and Brown Interpreters”

The Avery Research Center for African American History & Culture is sponsoring a training course with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI). This 32-hour certified interpretive guide (CIG) training course is part two of the “Speaking Our Truths: A Gathering of Black and Brown interpreters” series on the importance of telling our stories. It will …

Meet our Undergraduate and Graduate Student Assistants

The Avery Research Center supports the professional efforts of College of Charleston students by providing experiential learning opportunities across all disciplines. In this post we want to give some shine to them and the work that they do here at Avery!

Part 3: Lowcountry Resistance by Mateo Mérida

White supremacy has not only been pervasive in the history of Charleston, but it is present in every structure that supports society in the Lowcountry. While Black Charlestonians have resisted this physical and institutional violence through rebellion and the simple continuation of daily life, they also resisted by creating their own institutions in response to …

MUSEUM TOURS: The Avery Research Center offers self-guided tours Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1030AM-12PM and 2PM-330PM. For large groups we ask you limit 25 people or fewer per time slot for self-guided tours. Due to staffing shortages Avery will not be offering guided tours to the general public for the remainder of 2023.

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