WHAT: KIDS’ DAY: CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY
WHERE: BART GARRISON AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA
120 HISTORY LANE, PENDLETON SC 29670
WHEN: 10 AM – 3 PM, SATURDAY, February 22nd, 2014
CONTACT:PENDLETON DISTRICT COMMISSION
864-646-3782 OR 864-646-7271
COST: $6 PER STUDENT, PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
On Saturday, February 22nd, Pendleton District Commission will sponsor “Kid’s Day: CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY”. The event is being held at the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina, runs from 10AM – 3PM, and is designed for children in grades 4-6. The all-day event costs $6 per student and requires a pre-paid reservation. Discounts are available for multi-child families.
Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina Grades 3-6 $6 per student Pre-Registration required. 864-646-3782 Activities for the day closely follow Social Studies Academic Standards for grades 3-6. Well known interpreters Miss Kitty Evans and Tyree Rowell will talk about African American music, dance, medicine, field work, toys and games, and education. Academic subjects covered will include: African-Americans in SC 1670-1920; the development of slavery; the US Constitution / Bill of Rights and effects on African-Americans; Abolitionists; Effects of Reconstruction; Discrimination and discriminatory laws. The day will also include a tour of Woodburn’s slave / tenant farming cabin. If interested, students may conclude their day with a tour of the Agricultural Museum for an additional charge of $2. Adult admission is $4.
Students should bring their own lunch and drink. Class size is limited and pre-paid reservations are required. To make reservations, contact Pendleton District Commission, 864-646-3782, Monday through Friday, 9AM – 4:30 PM. The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina is located at 120 History Lane, Pendleton SC, across Hwy 76 from Tri-County Technical College’s Pendleton Campus. The Museum is regularly open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9-noon and 1-4:30. Pendleton District Commission headquarters is located at 125 E. Queen Street in downtown Pendleton.
The Pendleton District Commission is also sponsoring two photo exhibits during the month of February. Both exhibits are free to the public. On exhibit all month at the Agricultural Museum is the Jane Edna Hunter exhibit. Miss Hunter was born at Woodburn Farms in 1882 and became a nationally recognized social activist and founder of the Phillis Wheatley Association. Exhibit hours are Thurs., and Fri., 12 noon – 5 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM – 3 PM.
On exhibit Feb. 7 – 21, at the Pendleton District Commission (Hunter’s Store) – All-Stars: A Championship Story of Baseball and Community. This exhibit depicts the game in its purest form. Until Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, major league baseball was the pastime for white players and fans. Segregated and separated, black players were forced to form leagues of their own. This exhibit is a study of the Gamecock Baseball League of Rembert, S.C. The teams are comprised only of African-Americans. 9AM – 4:30PM, Monday through Saturday.