7th annual Gullah Culture Celebration

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum present their 7th annual Gullah Culture Celebration to showcase Gullah culture and history.

The celebration will be held on June 12 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  It will include music, art and dancing.  There will be free food samples and food available for purchase.  All activities at the event are free, other than purchased items.

Outside there will be an African market and a tent with gospel music, dancers and drummers.

Inside the museum educational activities will be available for all ages and there will be activities specifically for children.  Organizers say there will also be demonstrations, sweetgrass basket making and storytelling.

Dr. Corrie Claiborne from Claflin University will present her lecture "From Sweetgrass to Housetop: Continuities in the cultures of the South Carolina Lowcountry and Gee's Bend, Alabama."

Admission to the museum is free, but donations are being accepted. For further information, call (843) 238-2510.

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