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Open Mon-Tue, 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Open Wed-Fri, 9:00AM-2:30PM (closed holidays)

Other dates/times by appt

All groups call for appt

 

 

DR. BENJAMIN E. MAYS

HISTORICAL PRESERVATION SITE

 The Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation  Site has been established on the campus of GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission which is located in the old African-American  Brewer Hospital before desegregation.  The site, adjacent to and part of the old  Brewer School which has its origins back to 1872, was chosen because of its historical significance.   Dr. Mays’ birth home,  previously listed as one of South Carolina’s Eleven Most Endangered Properties, was originally located in a pasture in SE Greenwood County in the community of Epworth.   In 2004, the SC Palmetto Conservation Foundation purchased the home from the owners and moved it to its current site.  Extensive repairs had to be made to the building because of its dilapidated condition.

 

Interpretative Center/Museum

Original Burns Springs One Room  African American School from Epworth,  Similar to Mays Brick house School.