35th Annual Heritage Days Celebration
Nov
9
to Nov 11

35th Annual Heritage Days Celebration

The Board of Trustees of the historic Penn Center, Inc. and the Heritage Days Celebration Committee are proud to announce the 35th Annual Heritage Days Celebration to be held November 9-11, 2017.  This year’s theme is Reconstruction Era: Changes and Challenges.

The historic Penn Center, located on St. Helena Island, South Carolina, is expecting between 8,000—10,000 visitors for this year’s celebration. Visitors from all parts of the country and the world will converge on St. Helena Island to revel in an exciting three-day event that includes food, music, educational seminars, arts and crafts, a parade, and the cultural traditions of the Gullah people.  Click this link for schedule and vendor information.

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1862 CIRCLE GALA
Apr
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

1862 CIRCLE GALA

We invite you to join Penn Center for the 1862 Circle Gala; a formal affair honoring the founding of Penn School and the induction of Penn Center Ambassadors into the 1862 Circle Membership. The evening includes a formal dinner, induction ceremony, as well as a live and silent auction fundraising event.

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Agricultural Education Classes & Workshops
Feb
26
10:00am10:00am

Agricultural Education Classes & Workshops

Free Agricultural Education Classes, Workshops, Field Demonstrations & Tours                               

Available to:  Beginning & New Farmers, Women in Agriculture, Young Farmers, Veterans, Small Acreage Owners & Ranchers Living in the Following South Carolina Counties: Allendale, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton & Jasper

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Penn Center Community Forum
Feb
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

Penn Center Community Forum

Join Penn Center for its first Community Forum of 2017 on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the York W. Bailey Museum at 5:00-6:30 p.m.  Learn about the Reconstruction Era National Monument, New Program Offerings and Upcoming Events.  Bring Your Ideas and Share Your Thoughts.  

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Second Helpings at Penn Center Every Friday
Nov
1
to Jan 1

Second Helpings at Penn Center Every Friday

  • Penn Center Emory Campbell Dining Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Penn Center & SECOND HELPINGS will begin helping those in need on Friday, November 18th and Every Friday at 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the Emory S. Campbell Dining Hall, located at 11 Penn Center Circle East, St. Helena Island, SC. Please share this information with someone in need? Thank you!
http://www.secondhelpingslc.org/

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HURRICAN MATTHEW UPDATE: PENN CENTER NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK DISTRICT WILL BE CLOSED OCT. 5--OCT. 10
Oct
4
to Oct 11

HURRICAN MATTHEW UPDATE: PENN CENTER NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK DISTRICT WILL BE CLOSED OCT. 5--OCT. 10

Gov. Nikki Haley ordered an evacuation for all coastal communities in South Carolina, including Beaufort and Jasper counties, starting tomorrow afternoon in preparation for Hurricane Matthew.

PENN CENTER, ALL OF ITS BUILDINGS AND THE YORK W. BAILEY MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED BEGINNING 12 NOON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5--MONDAY, OCTOBER 10,  2016.  PENN CENTER'S OFFICES AND MUSEUM WILL REOPEN ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH AT 8:30 A.M.  All schools and government offices will be closed in Jasper and Beaufort counties for the rest of the week, Haley announced in a press conference this afternoon. Evacuations will start around 3. p.m. Wednesday. Lane reversals on U.S. 278 and Highway 21 will begin then.  
Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/news/weather/hurricane/article105841982.html#storylink=cpy

 

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Penn Center Will Be Closed September 2-3, 2016
Sep
1
to Sep 4

Penn Center Will Be Closed September 2-3, 2016

In accordance with Beaufort County School District & Count Officials, Penn Center's Administrative Offices and York W. Bailey Museum/Welcome Center will be closed September 2-3, 2016 due to Hurricane Hermine.  The Labor Day Celebration and Gullah Geechee Bike Ride will resume on Labor Day, September 5th.  

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A Day For Penn: Online Giving & Fundraiser Event
Dec
1
12:01am12:01am

A Day For Penn: Online Giving & Fundraiser Event

A Day for Penn is Penn Center's annual giving day. This fundraiser supports Penn Center's operations and community events. Help give Penn Center a critical boost by donating online December 1 and you will receive a special thank you gift! There are various gifts depending on the donation level you choose.

Join Penn Center in Frissell Hall (6:30pm-7:30pm) for a celebration with live performances as a thank you for your generosity. For more details on donation levels and gifts, see our donations page.

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