For more information contact Kim Leatherwood [email protected]
The mornings are starting to get cooler and pumpkin patches are springing up on local farms and roadside markets. It must be time for Family Fun & Literacy Day at the Kaminski House Museum in historic Georgetown, SC. Family Fun & Literacy Day is scheduled on the lawn of the Kaminski House Museum on Sunday, October 30 th from 1 – 4 pm.
“We are especially excited about the event that has been planned for this year,” commented Kim Leatherwood, deputy director at the Kaminski House Museum. “The Museum received a Growth Grant from South Carolina Humanities that has allowed us to try to grow the Museum’s audiences. We are highlighting Hispanic and Gullah cultures at this year’s Family Fun & Literacy Day event.
Leatherwood continued that two consultants were hired with the grant funding from SC Humanities. “We needed the consultants’ expertise to develop an event that represented foods, crafts, and entertainment from Gullah and Hispanic humanities,” added Leatherwood. The event will offer a variety of crafts made with bright colored papers in Hispanic traditions. Entertainment will be provided by Egbe Kilimanjaro African Drumming, a ventriloquist, a poetry reading, and a mariachi performance. A variety of Hispanic foods would be prepared by Delia’s Kitchen and Gullahlicious bread prepared by Ron Daise will also be a part of the food offerings at this event.
“Family Fun & Literacy Day is one of our favorite events of the year,” Leatherwood commented. “This event promotes families stepping away from their phones and other devices to spend some quality time together. We focus on the importance of developing effective reading skills at every stage in life. Each child at this event will leave with a free book and we do request that all children be accompanied with a parent or responsible adult.” The Museum collaborates with its partners Miss Ruby’s Kids and Freedom Readers to present this event to the community. Sponsors for this event are International Paper and South Carolina Humanities. The Kaminski House Museum received a Growth Grant from the South Carolina Humanities, www.schumanities.org. Funding for the Growth Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) initiative.”
Located at 1003 Front Street, the Kaminski House Museum is open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. Tours are given at 11 am, 1 and 3 pm. Admission for adults is $12,00, seniors 65 and over $10.00, and children 6 – 17 is $6.00. Children under 5 are admitted free of charge.