33rd Annual Heritage Days Celebration on Historic St. Helena Island in the Gullah/Geechee Nation!

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33rd Annual Heritage Days Celebration!

Email Heritage@penncenter.com for more details.

Email Heritage@penncenter.com for more details.

“Sea Island Roots: A Celebration of Reconnection”  

33rd Annual Heritage Days All Access Passes

will include 

Tours of the York W. Bailey Museum daily


Taste of the Sea Islands

  • “Road to Remembrance” play
  • Traditional Prayer Service at historic Brick Baptist Church
  • Artist of the Year Wine and Cheese Reception with St. Helena Island Gullah/Geechee Native artist, 

Saundra Renee Smith

Gullah/Geechee Artist Saundra Renee Smith

Friday-Youth Education and Famlee Fun Day

Symposium Flyer 9.9.15

To hear more about the work of featured presenter, Michael W. Twitty:


Tune in to learn more about the history of Jeff Floyd’s journey as a musical artist:


Saturday-Heritage Days Main Stage

  • African Dancing and Drumming troupe, Wona Womalan
  • The Learning Tree
  • Gullah/Geechee Storyteller Louise Miller Cohen 

         and more

Heritage Days Greek Step Show

  • Soul Slide Dance at Frissell Community House

Tune in to hear Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation give background on this historic celebration on Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio:


Obtain your VIP All Access Pass and tickets to individual activities in advance here->


If you would like to download a booklet with all the Heritage Days Highlights,

please go to

Contact heritage@penncenter.com or (843) 838-2432 for more details.



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