The annual Pine Grove/Rosenwald School Heritage Celebration & Block Party will take place Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Community Center, located at 937 Piney Woods Road, Columbia, SC 29210.
This is a free family-friendly event is hosted by the Pine Grove/ Rosenwald School Heritage Celebration Committee and is open to all surrounding areas.
Activities for the day will include an information session about the history and character of the Rosenwald School followed by a tour, live entertainment, food tastings, fun games, horse rides by Nick’s Blocker’s Dude Ranch, and an African American meal.
For additional information or vending opportunities please contact Brenda McGriff at 803-798-8206
About the Pine Grove Rosenwald School
In 1912, Julius Rosenwald, the CEO of Sears, Roebuck, and Company, founded The Rosenwald Fund which contributed seed money for the building of schools for African-American children in the South. In 1923, Pine Grove School was one of the 15 Rosenwald schools in Richland County. It is the only original Rosenwald School building that still stands today. The school closed in 1950 and for decades remained uninhabited and in disrepair. The school was restored in 2004. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.