SchoolhouseFront01SmWe will be presenting two special programs on Thursdays this summer.   The first program is Stories on the Porch for kids and the other is Gullah Time with Minerva King.  

Stories on the Porch

For 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 “simpler” 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 Time

Ms 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

“De 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: