Celebrate a Gullah/Geechee Evening Pun Edisto at the Historic Hutchinson House!
Enjoy a Gullah/Geechee histo-musical presentation by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Book signing by Greg Estevez, author of the book, “Edisto Island: The African-American Journey”. Purchase Gullah/Geechee books, art, and items while enjoying the evening with some of Edisto Island’s experts in the Gullah/Geechee culture.
The Edisto Island Open Land Trust is pleased to be the host site for this exciting evening on Thursday, August 5th from 6 PM – 8 PM, at the recently stabilized historic Hutchinson House property at 7666 Point of Pines Road on Edisto Island. The evening will begin promptly at 6 pm with a libation ceremony and a ribbon cutting of the newly installed walking trail that meanders around the grounds of the property. This will be followed by a presentation by Queen Quet. Register for this free event:
Edisto Island Gullah/Geechee speakers and vendors:
Mrs. Theresa Hilliard, Gullah Storyteller
Mrs. Andrea Hazel, Gullah Artist
Mrs. Elaine Jackson Ford, Gullah Historian
Ms. Keya Meggett, Gullah Land Conservationist
Mrs. “MP” Meggett & Family, Gullah Chef
The mission of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is to preserve, protect, and promote our history, culture, language, and homeland and to institute and demand official recognition of the governance (minority) rights necessary to accomplish our mission to take care of our community through collective efforts which will provide a healthy environment, care for the well beings of each person, and economic empowerment.
The mission of The Edisto Island Open Land Trust is to preserve the rural quality of life on Edisto by protecting lands, waterways, scenic vistas, and heritage through conservation and education. Over 50% of Edisto Island has been protected through partnerships with local and national organizations and agencies. These wildlife preserves, the educational nature programs, and the local landowners who take care of their conserved lands are all part of what makes Edisto…Edisto.