African American Cultural Center of Camden

African American Cultural Center of Camden The Center highlights the history of Camden's (SC) African American community.

Operating as usual

South Carolina Department of Archives and History
10/13/2020

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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7-37 FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH 70 BEACH CITY RD., HILTON HEAD ISLAND (Front) This church, organized in 1862, was first located in the town of Mitchelville, a freedmen’s village established on Hilton Head by the United States Army. Rev. Abraham Murchinson, its first pastor, was a former slave. The congregation numbered about 120 members when it was organized in August 1862. (Reverse) The church moved to the Chaplin community after the Civil War and was renamed Goodwill Baptist Church. It moved to this site by 1898 and was renamed Cross Roads Baptist Church before retaking its original name; it is the mother church of five Beaufort County churches. The present building was built in 1966. Sponsored by the Congregation, 2012
GPS Coordinates: 32° 13.434'N, 80° 42.407'W

07/15/2020

If you'd like to view the Cultural Center today (Wednesday, July 15), please call the Camden Archives and Museum at 803-425-9050.

06/29/2020

The Center will be closed from July 1st to July 5th for the 4th of July. We will reopen on Monday, July 6th. Have a happy and safe holiday.

06/25/2020

The Cultural Center is open for visitors but we're having some issues with our telephone! If you need to get in touch with the Archives and Museum or the African American Cultural Center, please email us at [email protected] or telephone us at 803-425-6174

African American Cultural Center of Camden's cover photo
06/22/2020

African American Cultural Center of Camden's cover photo

06/18/2020

The Center is re-opening Monday, June 22 with the following protocols in place:
1) Visitors and staff must wear masks
2) Social Distancing is required
3) No more than four visitors in the building at any time.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

06/09/2020

The AACCC's new exhibit is on African American Skilled Labor and Entrepreneurship - See you there!

Campbell Street Corridor
05/22/2020
Campbell Street Corridor

Campbell Street Corridor

View the Campbell Street Corridor Guide The Campbell Street Corridor highlights the history of Camden's African American community.

Take a virtual tour of Camden's Campbell Street Corridor - download our phone app at https://www.classicallycarolina.com...
05/22/2020
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Welcome! Whether you are staying for a day or a week, there is always plenty to do in Camden and Kershaw County. Looking for outdoor fun? Visitors can enjoy the cool waters of the Wateree or experience the excitement of the Carolina Cup. Interested in how our nation began? Camden, South Carolina's o...

05/13/2020
A Legacy of African American Skilled Labor and Entrepreneurship

Even though you can't see the exhibit right now, enjoy the video and we'll see you when it's safe!

This video accompanies an exhibit at the African American Cultural Center of Camden. It covers the history of African American artisans and business people f...

Eat, Shop, Stay, Play Camden
04/14/2020

Eat, Shop, Stay, Play Camden

Get the good vibes flowing. Share your #1 most memorable South Carolina experience - and be sure to tag #ShareSCLoved Discover South Carolina Discover Camden - Kershaw County Welcome Center at Robert Mills Courthouse
Eat, Shop, Stay, Play Camden

03/16/2020

For the safety of our community, the Cultural Center will be closed to public access, effective today March 16, 2020, until further notice.
If you you need additional information, please call (803)425-6050.
Wash your hands and stay safe.

03/09/2020

The Center is closed on Monday, March 9, 2020.

03/06/2020

Our exhibit on African Americans in World War I will close on March 21. Come out and see how Kershaw County African Americans responded to the "War to End All Wars."

01/14/2020

The Center will be closed on Monday, January 20, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

12/19/2019

The Cultural Center will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

12/13/2019

The African American Cultural Center will open at 11am on Saturday, December 14th after the Camden Christmas Parade.

11/26/2019

The Archives will be closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (November 28-30). Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

11/08/2019

The Cultural Center will be closed Monday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

11/04/2019

The African American Cultural Center will be closed on November 11th, 2019 in observance of Veteran's Day.

South Carolina Archives and History Foundation
10/30/2019

South Carolina Archives and History Foundation

Tomorrow is the last day to see the South Carolina Department of Archives and History's current exhibit, "South Carolina's Reconstruction: Restoration, Revolution, Reaction." It is closing to prepare for the next exhibit installation. Stop by the Archives & History Center between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. today or tomorrow to see it before it closes!

Artlinc Spotlight: Keith Tolen
10/16/2019
Artlinc Spotlight: Keith Tolen

Artlinc Spotlight: Keith Tolen

Every year at Artlinc Keith Tolen walks quietly through the tunnel to his usual spot and does his piece, every year he has a different style and concept. Keith Tolen is also a humble visual art tre…

African American Cultural Center of Camden
10/14/2019

African American Cultural Center of Camden

The Center has re-opened with a presentation on African Americans in World War I.  Come learn how Kershaw County's Afric...
09/21/2019

The Center has re-opened with a presentation on African Americans in World War I. Come learn how Kershaw County's African American community help win "the war to end all wars."

African American Cultural Center of Camden's cover photo
09/16/2019

African American Cultural Center of Camden's cover photo

The Cultural Center will be closed from Sept. 16-20 for staff to install our newest exhibit.  "The War to End All Wars: ...
09/13/2019

The Cultural Center will be closed from Sept. 16-20 for staff to install our newest exhibit. "The War to End All Wars: Kershaw County African Americans Respond to World War I" will open on September 21st. Don't miss it!!!!!

09/04/2019

"Through the Camera's Eye" closes on the 7th. Don't miss this chance to see some wonderful photographs of the African American community in Camden.

Meet the Staff: Ramon Jackson | SC Department of Archives and History
08/27/2019
Meet the Staff: Ramon Jackson | SC Department of Archives and History

Meet the Staff: Ramon Jackson | SC Department of Archives and History

After completing her basic training in the Army at Fort Jackson and briefly serving in Korea, my mother eventually landed in Fort Carson, Colorado. I was born on July 29, 1982, and spent much of my childhood alternating between Colorado Springs and Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to the start of my senior y...

07/23/2019

There is still a lot of construction in front of the Center but we are back on our regularly scheduled hours. Come visit us Monday - Wednesday - Friday from 1 to 4:30 and on Saturday from 10-4.

07/19/2019

The African American Cultural Center will be closed until Monday, July 22nd due to road and sidewalk repairs that are being done on York street. In the meantime, please come down and visit us at the Camden Archives and Museum.

04/22/2019

Our new exhibit contains several photographs of unidentified people. Our hope is that one of our visitors will be able to put a name to the face.

04/15/2019

The Cultural Center will be closed on Friday, April 19.

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517 York Street
Camden, SC
29020

Opening Hours

Monday 1pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 1pm - 4:30pm
Friday 1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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(803) 425-6050

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The Center highlights the history of Camden's (SC) African American community. We are part of the Camden Archives & Museum, a department of the City of Camden.

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If you would like to view the Cultural Center, please call the Camden Archives and Museum at 803-425-6050.
The Cultural Center will be closed on Monday, November 12 for Veteran's Day. We will re-open on Wednesday, November 14 at 1:00 pm.