Events and Tours

Clemson University Restoration Institute

The Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) was established in 2004, in North Charleston, as a means for driving economic growth, innovation, and workforce development in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. At any given time on the CURI campus, teams can be found working on a diverse range of projects including historic preservation, restoration ecology, advanced materials research, digital production arts and filmmaking, marine conservation, and electric grid testing – just to name a few.

Walking tours of the Clemson University Restoration Institute are available on Friday or Tuesday to small groups of 10-12. The tours will take approximately 45 minutes and will visit the following sites:

  • Dominion Energy Innovation Center (Turbine Testing and e-GRID),
  • Warren Lasch Conservation Center (Materials Analysis and HL Hunley Submarine Working Site)
  • Zucker Family Graduate Education Center (Collaboration Spaces and Graduate Programs)

International African American Museum

The International African American Museum (Opening 2022) will explore cultures and knowledge systems retained and adapted by Africans in the Americas, and the diverse journeys and achievements of these individuals and their descendants in South Carolina, the United States, and throughout the African diaspora. Visitors will engage with dynamic exhibits featuring historic figures, events, and experiences from slavery through the 20th-century civil rights movement and into the present.