Category: News & Notes

Join us for Avery’s Black History Month Open House on Tues. Feb 7th at 4:30 pm

Join the Avery Research Center for a unique learning experience in honor of Black History Month! During this event visitors are invited to: Then stay for the The Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecture presents Tara A. Bynum and Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America at 7 pm

January’s Second Wednesdays @Avery Open House Canceled

The January 11th Second Wednesday’s @Avery has been canceled. We will resume on Wednesday, February 8th at 4:30 p.m. Stay tuned for more information!

History News

Avery Research Center Closing (Dec. 20th to Jan. 2nd)

Due to winter break the Avery Research Center will be CLOSED Tuesday, Dec 20, 2022 to Monday, January 2, 2023. We will reopen for research appointments and tours on the 3rd and 4th respectively. While we are closed we encourage you to view our digital collections, digital exhibitions, digital programming, and virtual tour. We will …

Walter Boags: History Through Portraits

Walter N. Boags From 1949 to the late 1970s, Walter N. Boags (1917-1997) owned and operated Boags Modern Arts Photography Studio, one of the few African American photography studios in Charleston, South Carolina. During the 1980s, Boags continued to operate as a freelance photographer. The collection consists mostly of black-and-white and color negatives taken by …

MUSEUM TOURS: The Avery Research Center is currently open for guided tours by appointment and self-guided tours on selected days.

OPEN HOUSE: The Avery Research Center currently offers self-guided tours on the second Wednesday of the month. Advance registration required.

ARCHIVES: Researchers must schedule a consultation BEFORE making a research appointment.

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