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A Visit to the Penn Center with FAAA

September 19, 2015 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Penn Center is the site of the former Penn School, one of the country’s first schools for freed slaves. It is one of the most significant African American historical and cultural institutions in existence today. It is one of the most significant African American historical and cultural institutions in existence today. Penn Center is located on St. Helena Island, one of the most beautiful and historically distinct of the South Carolina Sea Islands. Established 150 years ago in 1862 as Penn School, an experimental program to educate Sea Island slaves at the beginning of the Civil War, it is the oldest and most persistent survivor of the Port Royal Experiment. Telfair Museums has coiled baskets in its collection made by students at the Penn School from the early 20th century. Please register by September 11.

$10 per person. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.


September 19, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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