On Friday, local elementary and middle school students are invited to discover the history of the African-American culture at a special event at Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston.

In celebration of Black History Month, the park will feature demonstrations, performances and hands-on activities that focus on traditions that began in Africa and moved through the Caribbean into the Americas, specifically South Carolina.

Additional exhibits will include the exploration of the Gullah culture, Harriet Tubman and the Civil War, stories and music from Sierra Leone and more. The festival will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and students can be pre-registered at 795-4386 or 762-2172. Registration fees are $8 per student; one chaperone per every eight students will receive free admission.

Attendees may bring their own lunch or purchase concessions at the park. For more information, visit the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission website at ccprc.com.