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  • Four faces of people of a different race merged together to form one face and show diversity

South Carolina State Museum Multicultural Day and Community Health Fair, Saturday, July 16

The SC State Museum and the Community Advisory Committee for the RACE: Are We So Different? blockbuster exhibition invite you to a Multicultural and Community Health Fair Day on Sat., July 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cultural organizations will be showcasing traditional customs, dance and music. Plus, community health groups from the midlands will be available for free screenings, there will be hands-on activities just for kids and a special discussion panel on health disparities at 2:30 p.m.


Guests will experience a world of culture under one roof with live performances by:

  • Halau Hula ke Alohalani dancers
  • Rince na h'Eireann Irish Step dancers
  • "The Swedish Lady," Lisa Bachan
  • West African drumming with Greenville's Bolokada Conde and a drumming with workshop with Bolokada Conde and Lee Ann Kornegay
  • Gullah story-telling from Aunt Pearlie Sue
  • Palmetto Pipes and Drums
  • Mexican fashion parade by the Miss Columbia Latina project
  • Dance performance and henna tattooing from the Hindu Temple of South Carolina
  • Plus, cultural displays from Russia, Guam, American Samoa, Scotland & Trinidad.


The museum will also host a community health fair throughout the day with the Office of Community Services and the Office of Diversity Inclusion at Palmetto Health and will offer free health screenings. Guests will also be able to get wellness information from other health organizations like:

  • Office of Community Services at Palmetto Health
  • Good Samaritan Clinic
  • S.C. Autism Society
  • Palmetto Project
  • Eat Smart Move More SC
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • Trisha Mandes International
  • Summer Food Service Program
  • Center for Colon Cancer Research
  • James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Foundation
  • Carolina Children's Dentistry
  • Davis & Dingle Family Dentistry
  • Project FIT
  • South Carolina Attorney General's Office

This event is free with museum general admission or membership.

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