Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center Opens on Saturday!
The Gullah/Geechee Family of Beaufort County, SC will be shouting and giving thanks this coming Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 1 pm as the first “Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center” opens at 1908 Boundary Street in the City of Beaufort, SC. The new space will offer visitors to the area seeking information on Gullah/Geechee businesses, events, history, and culture a place to stop and receive it before engaging in this unique living culture that exist throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL.
For this historic day, none other than Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) herself will be there to meet and greet the guests and autograph books, CDs, and DVDs. Queen Quet has written numerous volumes on Gullah/Geechee history, heritage, and culture. Her first Gullah/Geechee anthology even won a human rights award. The first two history books that she wrote focus specifically on her home island of St. Helena and then the rest of the islands of Beaufort County.
Beaufort County primarily consist of Sea Islands which have been the staging ground for numerous aspects of history including the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture. The county also came to be the seat of Reconstruction where part of the Freedmen’s Bureau was located. Thus, Beaufort County was designated the location of a multi-site Reconstruction Era National Monument. Those coming in to learn more about that national monument and the history of the era can also stop by the Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center to pick up literature.
The Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center Grand Opening will be a celebration with food, music, artistic expression, and Gullah/Geechee history fa tru! So, hunnuh chillun cum jayn we and bring de famlee!
For more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gullahgeechee-visitors-center-grand-opening-tickets-33129980664?aff=erelexpmlt or call (843) 535-9006 or email GullGeeCo@aol.com.
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