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Kids Day at Ag Museum planned for Feb. 22

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PENDLETON — A Celebration of Black History will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina in Pendleton.


The event is sponsored by the Pendleton District Commmission. The cost is $6, and is designed for grades 3-6.


Under the guidance of well-known interpreters Kitty Evans and Tyree Rowell, children will learn about African-American music, dance, medicine, field work, toys and games, and education.


Both instructors have extensive experience in presenting history to children and both are regulars at Historic Brattonsville and other historic sites in the state. Academic subjects, as outlined in the SC Social Studies Standards, will include the development of slavery; Abolitionists; effects of Reconstruction; and discrimination and discriminatory laws.


The day will also include a tour of Woodburn’s slave/tenant farming cabin. Students completing the Celebration of Black History will receive their Jr. Historian – African-American History pins. Students can conclude their day with a tour of the Agricultural Museum for an additional charge of $2.


Adult admission for the celebration is free and admission for the museum tour is $4. Pre-registration is required. Call 864-646-3782 to register.


The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina is located at 120 History Lane in Pendleton, off S.C. 76, across from Tri-County Technical College. During February the photo exhibit “Jane Edna Hunter – Woman of Vision” is on display at the museum. Admission to the photo exhibit is free and during February, admission for the museum tour is $4 for adults, $3 for ages 65 and over, and $2 for ages 5 to 10.


For information regarding museum tours, call 864-646-7271 or visit www.bgamsc.org.

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