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    *Please note the Avery Research Center continues to be closed to the public and will not reopen before 2019. See Renovations FAQ for details.*

    Private support to the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is vital for the Avery Research Center to carry out its mission to collect, preserve, and make public the unique historical and cultural heritage of Charleston, Lowcountry, and South Carolina African Americans.

    You can support in the following ways:

    Making a financial contribution

    The Avery Research Center uses the funds raised to acquire rare books, manuscripts, and artifacts, secure top-notch lecturers and speakers, curate thought-provoking exhibitions, and provide workshops to better serve the community.

    Donating records and materials

    Please review our information for donors document 

    We hope you consider helping the Avery Research Center promote its mission for generations to come.