TodayAfrican Masks: Hands on History Workshop

What: Learn about African cultures, ceremonies, and traditions through an African Mask Making workshop with local artisan Christine Mitchell. Each child will decorate their own mask to take home. Hands on History is a series featuring an in-depth activity with a local artisan and a specialized tour of Museum collections. Reservations required.

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Where: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

Price: $14 members, $17 nonmembers.

‘From Slavery to Freedom’

What: A tour of cabins, which have been renovated to represent different eras of the African-American experience, from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement. Activities will include craft demonstrations, storytellers, children’s activities, live music and a special walk through the African-American cemetery.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 9, 16, 23

Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Ashley River Road

Price: $23 for adults, $18 for kids and free for children younger than age 6

More Info: 571-126 or

Monday A Movement for Rosa

What: The Symphonic Band celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Campaign — the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement — with A Movement for Rosa. The program will feature works inspired by the Civil Rights Movement.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Charleston Southern University Lightsey Chapel Auditorium, 9200 University Blvd.

Price: Free

More Info: 843-863-7966 or

Tuesday Palmetto Archaeology Lecture Series

What: Nicole Isenbarger will discuss Colonoware, a pottery that is a no longer practiced folk tradition, and how the enslaved used it in their daily lives for cooking, cultural identity, marketing activities and more. There will be plenty of time for Q&A and discussion. The event is hosted by Archaeological Research Collective Inc.

When: 6-7 p.m.

Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: Free

Feb. 20Lecture

What: As part of the College of Charleston’s celebration of Black History Month, the Office of Institutional Diversity is hosting a lecture by the Honorable Kweisi Mfume, former United States Congressman, titled “Obama’s America … Where Do We Go From Here?”

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Physicians Memorial Auditorium, 72 George St.

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Feb. 22 Heritage Day

What: Celebrate African-American heritage from its roots in Africa to its branches in the Caribbean and the Americas, especially South Carolina. Immerse your students in African-American history and culture through a variety of performances, re-enactments, demonstrations, hands-on activities and much more. Elementary and middle schools are welcome. Register in advance. Boxed lunches are available for purchase and should be ordered by Feb. 11.

When: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where: North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd.

Price: Fee: $8

More Info: 843-795-4386 or

Feb. 23 Workshop

What: This multi-generational workshop with Christine Mitchell allows participants (ages 5-adult) to embellish creative, handmade paper masks with their own designs that highlight African culture. Participants will develop skills in identifying where certain masks originate and their cultural functions. Parents/grandparents can work together with child/grandchild to make a mask or make their own for an additional fee. Kids age 7 and under must be accompanied by adult. Registration ends one week prior to workshop.

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Where: The Meeting Place, 1077 E. Montague Ave.

Price: $25 includes materials for one mask

More Info: 740-5854 or

Feb. 25 Palmetto Archaeology Lecture Series

What: Dr. Hayden Smith will discuss the history of rice production in South Carolina and its impact on the lives of the enslaved African-Americans who labored to produce it. There will be plenty of time for Q&A & discussion.

When: 6-7 p.m.

Where: Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St.

Price: Free