Stories on the PorchFor children ages 5 to 12 is a one hour program of stories and activities at the only remaining one-room school on John’s Island. Kids will learn about local history and culture, and what it was like to attend school during a â€œsimplerâ€ time. Examples of activities are making corn husk dolls, digging for historical artifacts, Indian pottery and rag quilting All sessions start at 10AM and run for one hour. Admission is FREE!
- Thursday, June 20
- Thursday, July 11
- Thursday, July 18
- Thursday, August 1
Must be accompanied by an Adult.
Gullah TimeMs Minerva King, a well know story teller, will present a program of Gullah stories and discuss Gullah culture and history. Ms King was recently honored by the Charleston County Council for her work in the Civil Rights Movement and is a high school librarian. There is NO charge for this very special program. Each session will start at 10AM and run for about one hour.
- Thursday, June 13
- Thursday, July 25
A Gullah Story
â€œDe Fox en de Crow” Den, Fox staat fuh talk. E say to eself, a say, “Dish yuh Crow duh ooman, enty? Ef a kin suade um fuh talk, him haffuh op’n e mout, enty? En ef e op’n e mout, enty de meat fuh drop out?”
The Gullah: Rice, Slavery and the Sierra Leone Connection by Joseph Opala, Yale University website Link: yale.edu/glc/gullah/