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  • March 23, 2015

    History Harvest

    Herbert Ulysses Seabrook, Sr., Seated in Sedan, circa 1930s

    Herbert Ulysses Seabrook, Sr., Seated in Sedan, circa 1930s

    On April 11th from 10am-2pm, The Avery Research Center, in partnership with the Lowcountry Digital Library, is hosting its first History Harvest. This event allows local residents to bring in family documents, photographs, and artifacts to be scanned or photographed (limit 10 items per participant). This is a great opportunity to have digital copies of your documents but also to consult with local archivists from a variety of local institutions, representing the local professional organization CALM (Charleston area Library, Archives, and Museums) about ways in which to preserve these materials at home.

    Additional activities include: an information booth about the Digital Library of America, the Preservation Society of Charleston’s Thomas Mayhem Pinkney Alliance will be on hand to discuss their work on the Morris St. African-American Business District, and demonstrations by local artists. Henrietta Snype will be conducting a sweetgrass basket making demonstration and local Gullah storyteller Carolyn “Jabulile” White will also be participating to engage attendees with her local stories. This is an event for all ages and children are welcome to participate in these educational activities about Charleston’s local history.

    This event will be located at The Avery Research Center on 125 Bull Street. For questions about this event please contact The Avery Research Center at 843-953-7615. Please be aware that on-site parking at The Avery Research Center for this event is limited. However, street parking is available on Bull Street.

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