Virtual Tour of the Reconstruction Era National Historical Parkin Beaufort, SC sponsored by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission

The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act was signed into law on March 12, 2019, and outlined the creation of the Reconstruction Era National Historic Network. This network, managed by Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, includes sites and programs that are affiliated with the Reconstruction Era, but not necessarily managed by the National Park Service. The network facilitates and reviews Reconstruction Era related research and collaboration with affiliated sites and programs through agreements and partnerships. This network is nationwide and works to provide opportunities for visitors to connect to the stories of Reconstruction.

Join Park Ranger Chris Barr for a virtual tour and learn about the integration of newly freed African Americans into social society after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in Beaufort County, SC

Find out more about the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission here.

February 6, 2021 : Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission event titled Preserving Traditons

Join the GGCHCC for a virtual presentation given by Corey Alston and Henrietta Snype, two basket weavers native to Mount Pleasant, SC that have been weaving for 82 years combined. The two expert artisans will share their personal stories with the craft that differ but similarly strive to preserve the weaving tradition. The tradition dates back for generations in the Gullah Geechee Corridor and has strong ties to its West African origins.

To register for the event email info@gullahgeecheecorridor.org with subject line “Sweetgrass”

Freedom’s Eve: The Tradition and the History a Panel Discussion on December 22nd at 6pm

Event sponsored by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission

We are excited to welcome Ann Caldwell to the panel of our Freedom’s Eve: The Tradition and the History a Panel Discussion to discuss the traditions of Watch Night and the significance music plays in preserving Gullah Geechee traditions. Ann is a singer, songwriter, and storyteller native to Denmark, SC. At our 2019 Watch Night + Emancipation Celebration, we watched Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers (Praise House) perform with the spirit of her ancestors who used music as a way to commune with each other and God.

To register for the event, use the link below and to find more information about the event, email us at info@gullahgeecheecorridor.org

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_02yxm11sQvG0xC0625blOA