Heritage Days at Penn Center

The 28th Annual Heritage Days celebration (brochure) at Penn Center starts next week.

Study Gullah culture up close and personal. There will be demonstrations of basketry, net-making, hair braiding, and bateau making that are part of a cultural legacy rooted in West Africa. Learn how to trace your family tree. Entertainment includes the Darien County Gullah Shouters, the Ujimaa African Dancers, and Aunt Pearlie Sue.

For additional information on Heritage Days Celebration events, dates & times, please call the Penn Center at 843-838-2432 or visit www.penncenter.com.

To sample some of the many Gullah related materials that the Beaufort County Library offers, go to our "The Gullah Language and Sea Island Culture Part I:The Gullah Language" and Part II: "Bibliography of Gullah and Sea Island Cultural Materials." You can also click on Connections blog topic "Gullah" on the bottom left under the section "BROWSE BY TOPIC" for other entries we've posted about Gullah.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.