Lowcountry basketweaving, Hilton Head Island

Lowcountry basketweaving on Hilton Head Island; credit SCPRT

Hilton Head Island

Organized in 1862 it was the first freedman village in the United States. Surrounding the intersections of Beach City and Bay Gall Roads, it includes St. James Baptist Church and Cherry Hill School Building – among the first one- and two-room classrooms built for island Blacks in 1937.

Fort Howell
Located in a fenced in area off of Beach City Road in historic Mitchellville, the fort was named for Union General Joshua Howell in 1864. The 32nd U.S. Colored Troops constructed the fort.

Native Islander Gullah Celebration
Each February, this celebration showcases the arts, crafts, foods and history of the Native Island Gullah people. Celebration events include a month long Art Exhibit, Gospel Celebrations, the National Freedom Day Celebration, an Ol’ Fashioned Gullah Barbecue and De Gullah Playhouse featuring Aunt Pearly Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk.
PHONE: 877-650-0676 or 843-682-3742
WEBSITE: http://www.gullahcelebration.com

Coastal Discovery: The Museum on Hilton Head Island
With indoor and outdoor exhibits, activity centers in the Sea Island Classroom, the History Time-line Exhibit, and Museum Store on-site, plus 11 different tours and cruises around the island. The Museum is a popular way to become familiar with the island’s unique history and ecology.
ADDRESS: 100 William Hilton Parkway at the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center
PHONE: 843-689-6767
WEBSITE: http://www.coastaldiscovery.org

Central Oak Grove Baptist Church
ADDRESS: 161 Mathews Drive
PHONE: 843-681-5784

First African Baptist Church
Built in circa 1863, it is the oldest Church on Hilton Head. The original church was known as “The Black Church” and was located on Mitchelville plantation.
ADDRESS: 70 Beach City Road
PHONE: 843-861-6427

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
ADDRESS: 382 Squire Pope Road
PHONE: 843-681-3678

New Church of Christ
ADDRESS: 85 Spanish Wells Road
PHONE: 843-681-8482

Queen Chapel AME Church
ADDRESS: 14 Beach City Road
PHONE: 843-861-3315

St. James Baptist Church
Built in circa 1886.
ADDRESS: 209 Beach City Road
PHONE: 843-689-9314

The King Fisher
A cosmo Jazz & Blues club. Many well known Blues bands have performed here. The menu includes a wide variety of seafood, shrimp & grits, steak, ribs.
ADDRESS: 8 Harbourside Lane
PHONE: 843-785-4442
WEBSITE: http://www.kingfisherseafood.com

The Jazz Corner
Black performers include Earl Williams Quartet performing Jazz. The menu includes: chicken livers, steak, ribs, seafood.
ADDRESS: The Village at Wexford
PHONE: 843- 842-8620
WEBSITE: http://www.thejazzcorner.com

De Gullah Creations
Owners, Johnnie Mitchell and Brenda Haines have a treasure trove of African and Gullah art including: paintings, sculptures, clothing, fabrics, books, sweetgrass baskets and jewelry.
ADDRESS: The Mall at Shelter Cove, 24 Shelter Cover Lane
PHONE: 843-686-5210
WEBSITE: http://www.degullahcreations.com


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