Today: September 19, 2017
  1. Sweetgrass Basket Class

    September 20 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  2. Behind the Scenes – North Charleston Performing Arts Center

    September 21 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  3. Primate Protection Sanctuary

    September 22 @ 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM
  4. Downtown Gullah Tour

    September 22 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  5. Progressive Show Jumping Classic-Mullet Hall

    September 23 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  6. Visit to the New Turtle Hospital at the Aquarium

    September 26 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  7. Sweetbay Produce & Nursery: Hydroponic Farm

    September 27 @ 9:30 AM - 2:45 PM
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Downtown Gullah Tour

September 22 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Alphonso Brown is a very busy man.  With his extensive background in music (B.S. degree in musicology from South Carolina State University and a graduate degree from Southern Illinois University), he is choirmaster/organist for the Emmanuel AME Church on Calhoun Street.  At Mother Emmanuel he directs 5 choirs, some of which are featured annually in Piccolo Spoleto and a host of other venues including concerts, television and even film documentaries.  In his spare time, Mr. Brown leads lively Gullah excursions downtown on his 21 seat touring bus.  This 2 hour trip begins and ends at the Charleston Visitors Center and takes you to numerous places on the peninsula where you’ll gain insight into the rich Gullah history of this area.  Mr. Brown knows his stuff–he was born in the tiny hamlet of Rantowles, 12 miles south of Charleston, speaks fluent Gullah and is familiar with its traditions.  We’ve run this trip several times before and always have a fun and lively time.   We’ll carpool to the Charleston Visitor Center where we’ll board a bus for our tour. Participants must be able to board bus.


September 22
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM