Friday, September 2, 2011

Storytelling with Missy Girl

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Chesterfield County Library

119 West Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709

Times: 11:45AM (after the parade) and 1PM

Join "Missy Girl" during the Olde Town Celebration Festival to hear African and African American storytelling and learn about a trickster name Anansi the spider. Felicia Flemming-McCall "Missy Girl", will have copies of her books African Americans of Chesterfield County for sale.

Artifact Detective

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Time: 5-6PM

Place: Matheson Memorial Library, Cheraw, SC

227 Huger Street, Cheraw, SC 29520

Ages: 5-18

Come join us on an exciting adventure, discovering artifacts from the past. The artifacts on display belong to the Southern African American Heritage Center. Felicia Flemming-McCall looks forward to sharing these unique artifacts and stories with friends of the Matheson Library. Put your detective hat on and join us September 28th.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Grandparents Celebration

Grandparents Celebration

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Join us to celebrate Grandparents Day and the diverse generations in our family. Tour our exhibits and share with your grandchildren artifacts you remember from your past. We will have activities for you and your gandchildren to enjoy. So gather up your family and come to the Heritage Center on September 10th.

Addmission is $5.00 per person.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Life in the Carolinas presents Cheraw South Carolina - Part 3

We are excited to have been included in the television show,

Life in the Carolinas. Have a look!

June Book Club Meeting

Book Club Meeting

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Come join us to discuss the book "Meet Addy Walker" the character from American Girls. We will learn about a courageous girl growing up during the Civil War. Our meeting will include crafting and a snack. The book club is open to girls 8-13. Books are available at the Heritage Center gift shop.

Registration is $6.00 for this session.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


The Heritage Center will be participating in the Arts Walkabout on June 2, 2011 5:30-8PM. We will have a local artisan showing some of their work. You will also have an opportunity to browse our eclectic gift shop. We hope to you see there so come out and support our town and local artisans.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Camp 2011


Mrs. Felicia's History Camp &

Finishing School for Young Ladies

Date: June 20, 2011-June 23, 2011 or July 18, 2011-July 21, 2011

Time: 10:00am -2pm

at the Southern African American Heritage Center

125 Kershaw Street, Cheraw, South Carolina 29520

Phone Number: 843-921-9989

Registration: $55.00 (Limited Space)

Ages: 8-13

In this day camp, girls will focus on etiquettes, handcrafts, expressions, culminating on the final day with a tea party. Camp includes the opportunity to learn about African American history of Chesterfield County, African American women who shaped history, the Underground Railroad and more.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Joseph McGill Slave Cabin Project

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011

Time: 6PM

Place: The Southern African American Heritage Center

Joseph McGill will be sharing his Slave Cabin Project that he created to bring attention to the need to preserve these historical structures. Joseph has slept in slave cabins throughout South Carolina and other southern states. Joseph McGill is a program officer with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a founder of the 54th Massachusetts, Co. I, Civil War Reenactment Regiment and serves on the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission. Come and listen to his experiences with this historical project and the unique stories that have unfolded during his overnight visits during his stay at these slave cabins.

Seating is limited and this event is free.

For additional information please contact the, Southern African American Heritage Center, 843-921-9989,

Friday, March 25, 2011

Cheraw Spring Festival

We will be open the weekend of the Cheraw Spring Festival so come visit us.
Friday, April 1st, Hours- 10AM-5PM
Saturday, April 2nd, Hours- 10AM-5PM
Sunday, April 3rd, Hours- 1PM-5PM
Admission- Adults, $7.00, Children (5-18), $5.00

February- Black History Month

February was an extremely busy month for the Heritage Center. I will be posting pictures from some of the tour groups that visited in the near future.

First Book Club Meeting

Book Club MeetingDate: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Time: 1PM
Place: The Southern African American Heritage Center

Come and join us for our first book club meeting to discuss Meet Addy, The Historical Characters® from American Girl. We will learn about a courageous girl growing up during the Civil War through a series of books that chronicle her life experiences. Our meeting will also include crafting and a snack. The book club is open to girls 9-13. Books are available for purchase at the gift shop at the Heritage Center.

Registration is $8.00

For registration and additional information please contact the, Southern African American Heritage Center, 843-921-9989,

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Special Presentation

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2011

Time: 2PM

Place: The Heritage Center

Come help us celebrate Black History Month with a special presentation by celebrated author and storyteller Kitty Wilson-Evans. Ms. Wilson-Evans is known for her interpretations at Historic Brattonsville in York County, South Carolina. She has presented her stories of the slave experience at museums, historic sites and schools in several states. Recently she appeared in the documentary, God in America which debut last fall on ETV. Again, we invite you to come and experience Kitty Wilson-Evans as she portrays a slave name Kessie at the Heritage Center.
Admission: Adults, $10.00; Children (5-18), $5.00