Enjoy a family-friendly night of entertainment. When I First Remember takes the viewer on a journey with the characters who are African slaves traveling to the Lowcountry on a slave ship. The audience will be transported with the actors and witness how they survived, adjusted and adapted to their new world, creating a new culture and identity that is recognized today as the Gullah-Geechee culture.
Every Thursday the doors of Charleston's third oldest structure, Old Bethel United Methodist Church, open to educate visitors on the history and origins of the enslaved people of the Lowcountry and how their resilience and influence created the modern day African-American and Gullah-Geechee communities. We give visitors the opportunity to come in and sit, sing, see, and be a part of living history as we tell the story of the church and our lives as enslaved and free people here in the Lowcountry.
The mission of When I First Remember is to tell the story of the African slaves of the Lowcountry that gave birth to a unique culture and identity known as the Gullah-Geechee culture.
The show is presented every Thursday night, and a portion of the proceeds from this production help with the upkeep of this historic site.
There will be Gullah food tasting and other vendors on site.