Event FEB 2 & 3, 2018
The Okefenokee Heritage Center is proud to partner with Purlie Productions, the Black Heritage Committee, and Antioch First African to present “God’s Trombones.”

“God’s Trombones” is a collection of 7 sermons written to bring Christianity to the New World in the 1700s, specifically bringing the Word to the African slaves. This dramatic presentation at Historic Antioch Church on Knight Avenue will bring together 7 local pastors and our community for a wonderful performance.

Picture 1 – Bishop Michael-Angelo James, Waycross, sharing the Last Judgement.
Picture 2 – Reverend Linda Titus sharing the Creation story.
Picture 3 – Mack Carver, Waycross, performs Moses speech.

Currently the Heritage Center is in need of volunteers to sing African Spirituals in our choir between each sermon. Music has been arranged by our own Mr. Willie Character. Rehearsal dates are January 23rd and 30th from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM at First Antioch Baptist 615 Knight Ave (Near the stadium). Music includes: Kum ba Yah, He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands, Going Home, Come Carry Me Home(Swing Low), Open The Window Noah, He Never Said A Mumbalin’ Word, Go Down Moses, and In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Morning.

“God’s Trombones” will be February 2nd and 3rd at 7:00 PM each night at Historic Antioch Church. Admission is free.

For more information please contact the OHC at 912.285.4260 or email okeheritage@gmail.com.

The Color Run was a great event

APRIL 10, 2018
“The Color Run is a great event for the community to experience art and support our kids. Over 48% of our community is below the poverty level and this program allows the OHC to supplement art education for our youth,” Executive Director Elizabeth Welch said.

OHC Gears up for God’s Trombones

Event FEB 2 & 3, 2018
The Okefenokee Heritage Center is proud to partner with Purlie Productions, the Black Heritage Committee, and Antioch First African to present “God’s Trombones.”

Shakespeare in the Park Comes to Waycross

Event MAY 3, 4, 5 & 6, 2018
With funding from Georgia Council of the Arts, the Okefenokee Heritage Center and Purlie Productions are proud to present the first annual Shakespeare in the Park. Romeo and Juliet will premiere May 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th at the Okefenokee Heritage Center.

Third Annual Color Run

Event MARCH 31, 2018
Over 40 people and 6 published authors were present for 4th The Okefenokee Heritage Center is proud to host the Third Annual Color Run.

OHC gives the gift of Art and Music for Christmas

DEC 18, 2017
The Okefenokee Heritage Center in Waycross, GA is proud to fulfill the needs of our community by providing art and history outreach and education. Art education has historically helped students improve their grades, find fulfillment in their lives, and prepare them for careers.

Writer’s Guild Awards

Event NOV 6, 2017
Over 40 people and 6 published authors were present for 4th Annual Writer’s Guilds Awards. “We’re so proud of her,” The parents of winner Cheyenne Irby said. Students and adults submitted short stories and poetry to be judged by local officials and published authors.