Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor signs are popping up along Highway 17!
The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, designated by Congress in 2006, extends from Wilmington, North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida. The Corridor is managed by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission working in partnership with the National Park Service and the State Historic Preservation Offices of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
The goal of the commission is to recognize the contributions made by the Gullah Geechee who settled in the coastal counties of South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida. This includes interpreting the story of the Gullah Geechee and preserving their folklore, arts, crafts, and music.
The commission will also work to identify and preserve important historical sites and artifacts associated with the Gullah Geechee people for educational purpooses.