Museum of Downtown Charleston to Host Pre-Opening Event > Charleston Business Journal

Ahead of its scheduled opening date in January, the International African American Museum in Downtown Charleston is hosting a pre-opening worship service in November.

The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, will join museum officials and the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina for a pre-opening worship service, titled “The Journey: A Call to Action for Historical, Spiritual and Social Justice.”

The service is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 7396 Rivers Ave., North Charleston.

A private ‘blessing of water and holy land’ will take place before the worship service at the museum site ‘overlooking the Atlantic Passages through which thousands of enslaved Africans entered the port “, said a press release from the museum.

During the evening worship service, Curry “will offer a message of hope and words of inspiration and empowerment to people of all backgrounds and belief systems in the Lowcountry community and beyond,” the statement read.

To register for worship, click here.

The International African American Museum, which is set to open Jan. 21, is located on the site of Gadsden’s Wharf in downtown Charleston, where many slaves landed from Africa. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural, social and economic impact of slavery in the Americas and on the diverse journeys and achievements of slaves and their descendants.

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