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Affiliated Conference Events

Affiliated Events

Thursday, June 16; 6:00 -- 8:00 pm

Community Connection
Mitchelville Freedom Park
229 Beach City Road
Hilton Head, South Carolina

Come one, come all to be entertained by the members of the Gullah Geechee Consortium of Beaufort County. Expect to hear the stories, learn the songs and eat the authentic food that represents the survival of the Gullah Geechee for more than 150 years on Hilton Head Island and the neighboring communities.Admission – FREE WILL OFFERING


Friday, June 17, 2016; 10:00 am or 1:00 pm

Researching African American Ancestry Workshop

Heritage Library History and Ancestry Research Center (NTF member)
852 William Hilton Parkway, 2nd floor, Suite A-2
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

This class is designed to offer techniques and resources of special interest to those researching African American family history.The class begins by describing the methods basic to all family research regardless of ethnicity.It then offers suggestions for moving beyond the 1870 brick wall which complicates most African American research.Examples will highlight resources found in Beaufort County but will be of value to anyone looking for African American ancestors.

$10 per person

Call the library at 843-686-6560, or register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/researching-african-american-ancestry-tickets-25236084809

Friday, June 17, 2016; 5:00 -- 8:00 pm

Drum Circle and Fish Fry

Mitchelville Freedom Park
229 Beach City Road
Hilton Head, South Carolina

In honor of the 151st Juneteenth, families and friends are invited to gather and honor the people of Mitchelville’s ancestral tie to West Africa. The Drum Circle is one of the most vital elements in West African musical experiences. This is a first of its kind event on Hilton Head Island! Food – traditional Friday night Fish Fry – and authentic specialty items will be available for sale. Admission – FREE WILL OFFERING

Saturday, June 18, 2016; 11:00 am -- 3:00 pm

Juneteenth Celebration

Mitchelville Freedom Park
229 Beach City Road
Hilton Head, South Carolina

Juneteenth notice