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Hilton Head Island Back in the Day File Screening

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December 29, 2014 (Hilton Head Island, SC) – On Thursday, January 8th Outside Hilton Head and the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island will host a film screening of “Through the Eyes of the Gullah Elders: Hilton Head Island Back in the Day.” The screening will be held at Outside Hilton Head’s Flagship Store in The Plaza at Shelter Cove at 5:30PM. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations for The Gullah Museum of Hilton Head.

“Through the Eyes of the Gullah Elders: Hilton Head Back in the Day” is a feature-length documentary featuring Gullah elders, the descendants of freedmen based on historic Hilton Head Island.  They share their personal stories on the subjects of their upbringing, church, education, Northern Migration, foodways, language, and the development that came with the construction of the bridge in 1956 and how it impacted their lives. This is a moving documentary that helps to understand the Gullah/Geechee culture and how it has survived since the days before the Civil War. The documentary was made possible partially through a matching grant from the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.

“Through the Eyes of the Gullah Elders: Hilton Head Back in the Day” Film Screening Event Details:

When: Thursday, January 8th at 5:30pm

Where: The Outside Hilton Head Flagship Store at Shelter Cove Plaza, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite H, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Reservations: As space is limited, attendees are encouraged to call Outside Hilton Head to reserve a spot

Entry: Free. Donations for the Gullah Museum strongly encouraged

For more information contact Outside Hilton Head at (843)686-6996 or visit

Outside Hilton Head is a Low Country based outfitter established in 1979. The company has a national reputation as a leader in the paddlesports industry. Outside Hilton Head offers a comprehensive of nature-based activities in addition to team & leadership development, destination management, and is a specialty outdoor retailer.

The non-profit Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island, launched in 2003, was the recipient of the SC Palmetto Trust’s “Honor Award”. The museum’s founder and director, Louise Miller Cohen, was the recipient of the SC Palmetto Trust’s “Governor’s Award” as well as the prestigious of the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Jean Laney Harris Award. Director Cohen and the GMHHI’s Board members were also co-recipients of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2012 Award for preservation. The museum is open by appointment by calling 843-681-3254.

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