Last updated: 5/1/2008
Allendale County African American Cultural Center
Allendale, South Carolina
Street Address
1175 Flat Street East
Allendale, SC 29810
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 1004
Allendale, SC 29810
Museum Type(s)
Shekinah Washington, Public Relations Specialist
phone: 803-584-4618

The interest in our culture by adults and youth as well, has been exceptional. Therefore, we are faced with a real need to expand due to our efforts to involve the community people and especially the youth in all of our programs.

Listed below are several of our sponsored events:

  1. An Annual Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday Observance
  2. Black Cowboys from the West, with New York City’s actors, George Tooks and Betty Vaughn
  3. The Way We Use to Live/Then We Were Colored, a past experience of rural Allendale County
  4. A cultural event, with Oscar Brown III and Vertamae Grosvenor
  5. Annual Kwanza Celebration
  6. College and High School Students’ Day
  7. Views on African and African American Affairs
  8. A Taste of Culture 9. Annual Father’s Day Banquet
We have a considerable collection of books, Jet and Ebony magazines, photographs, video tapes, posters, artifacts, paintings and many other items recalling much of the aspects of the African American experiences.

In addition, we are proud to have in our possession, a microfiche machine and films that are used by the citizens of Allendale and surrounding counties to research their family history.

Our immediate plans are to raise money and add an extra room for lecturing and to display the paintings and photographs that were donated to the center.


In September 1989, a committee was formed and a letter was written to Dr. Dill Gamble, Jr., Superintendent of Allendale County Schools, requesting that the school district sell the committee a one room historical building. This one room building was once used as a classroom at the former Allendale County Training School in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. It was later used as a band room.

The building was sold to the committee for $1.00. Funds were raised by people in the community to have the building transferred from the Allendale Fairfax Middle School to its present location at the end of East Flat Street.

The purpose of the organization is to provide educational, cultural and social experiences as well as activities related to African American Heritage. It has been incorporated as the Allendale African American Cultural Center and is now ready to undertake its objective of focusing on the study of African American History. As we pursue this objective, there will be special programs and/or presentations made available to the general public on African American culture.


Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes

This information, including business hours, addresses and contact information is provided for general reference purposes only. No representation is made or warranty is given as to its content or the reliability thereof. User assumes all risk of use. Stories USA, Inc. and its content suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use. Please call ahead to verify the dates, the location and directions.
Charles Town, West Virginia

Established in 1996, iondesign is an award winning design firm that has developed a niche in producing interpretive exhibits for sites nationwide. We are positioned to help clients communicate brand value and interpret history to engage visitors. We bring together a team of high-level professionals for every project to create a strategic partnership with you to support your mission.

Thursday, October 6 - Sunday, October 9, 2022 — Portland, Oregon
2022 Oregon Annual Conference, co-hosted with Western Museums Association
Portland, Oregon
Monday, October 24 - Wednesday, October 26, 2022 — Rogers, Arkansas
SouthEastern Museum Conference 2022 ANNUAL MEETING
Rogers, Arkansas
Tuesday, October 25 - Thursday, October 27, 2022 — Temecula, California
2022 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Temecula, California
Friday, June 23 - Thursday, June 29, 2023 — ,
2023 American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago