West End Heritage Center

The West End Heritage Center, 1623 Gilbert St., celebrates a unique community in Georgetown with memorabilia, photographs and videos of many of the community‚Äôs notable citizens. Howard High School, the city’s once-all-black school, is featured prominently and proudly with school spirit giving way to a community spirit that lingers over the wide-ranging displays. It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The center was opened on Aug. 20, 2019, by the Howard High School Alumni Association and Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County, which had partnered for renovations, fact-finding and creating displays to bring the center back to life.

The center was previously the location for the Dreamkeepers Center, which was owned by the Committee for African-American History Observances. Before that, it served as a kitchen and band room for the former Howard High School.

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