The Penn Center would like to cordially invite you to the 15th Annual 1862 Circle Gala at Sonesta Resort, 130 Shipyard Dr., Hilton Head, SC 29928. This year we are pleased to honor Julie Dash, General Lloyd W. "Fig" Newton, Gardenia Simmons-White, and Rev. Dr. Kenneth C. Doe.Reception begins at 6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. Reservations are $100.00 per person. To make reservations call (843) 838-2432.
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.
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.
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
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.
PACE After School Enrichment Program Offers: Tutor/Homework Buddy - Academic Enrichment - Recreation/Physical Fitness – Life Skills – Reader’s Theater – Book Club - Creative Writing & Journalism – Math & Science- Technology- And Much More
Penn Center Celebrates Black History Month with Local African American Art Group
Penn Center celebrates Black History Month with the opening of “Been Here Before”, a compilation of artistic works and historical representations by twelve accomplished Gullah African Diaspora Artist (GADA).
Join Penn Center National Historic Landmark District for Community Sing. This traditional program promotes and preserves the spirituals that were traditionally intoned in the Sea Islands of South Carolina.
Please join Congressman James E. Clyburn for a public meeting regarding the proposal to establish a new unit of the National Park System to tell the story of Reconstruction on Thursday, December 15, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Brick Baptist Church located at 85 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island, SC 29920.
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!
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
Penn Center’s York W. Bailey Museum will host the exhibition titled, The Water’s Edge featuring artist Diane Britton Dunham on view July 8 through October 29.
Ring in the New Year while honoring the past with a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, the document that freed the Nation's enslaved people. This event will be hosted by local churches: Brick Baptist Church, Ebenzer Baptist Church, Faith Memorial Baptist Church, Bethesda Christian Fellowship. Contact the churches for more details.