Beaufort Heritage Days Celebration 2014, Nov. 6-8

Heritage Day Celebration Beaufort The annual Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration returns to Beaufort, SC this November 2014 to celebrate the history & legacy of the Gullah Geechee & the Lowcountry’s ties to West Africa.

The festival takes place Thurs. Nov. 6 through Sat. Nov. 8 on the historical campus of Penn Center, a museum & cultural center situated on the site of the first school for freed slaves established during the Civil War.

Heritage Days Celebration events will showcase Gullah cultural connections & immerse visitors in West African traditions through both educational & entertaining events, including:
An art exhibition featuring York W. Bailey
An old-fashioned prayer service
An opening ceremony and founders memorial
Friday center stage entertainment
A fish fry, oyster roast and blues night
A Saturday parade
Youth Day events & entertainment

The Penn Center was the first school established and is located on St. Helena Island.

For more information about Gullah culture or about the Heritage Days Celebration, visit or call (843) 838-2432.

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