Discussion: The Challenges of Interpreting Slavery

Smithsonian Institution specialist to suggest ways to talk about important but uncomfortable subjects

ROCK HILL, SC – The public is invited to attend a session of the Carolinas joint state museum conference, The Challenges of Interpreting Slavery by Rex Ellis, 3:30-4:45 p.m. March 4 at the Baxter Hood Center, 452 S. Anderson Road in Rock Hill.

Ellis will help participants find effective ways to talk about and interpret important topics people may not want to hear about, such as slavery. Ellis is associate director of curatorial affairs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution.

The South Carolina Federations of Museums and the North Carolina Museums Council will hold joint state museum conference events at the Baxter Hood Center, Historic Brattonsville and the Museum of York County March 3-6.

The Rex Ellis presentation is hosted by the Carolinas Smithsonian Affiliates, of which the Culture & Heritage Museums is a member.

Admission: $15. Register by March 2 by calling 803.329.2121.

The Challenges of Interpreting Slavery
3:30-4:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 4
Baxter Hood Center
452 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC
Registration: 803.329.2121

The Culture & Heritage Museums are managed by the York County Culture and Heritage Commission (CHC), chartered in 1997 by the York County, South Carolina, Council. The Culture and Heritage Foundation supports the CHC, its museums and the future museum being developed on the Catawba River at I-77.