The city of Aiken is set to acquire the Center for African American History, Art and Culture after City Council’s meeting on Jan. 24.
The city is getting the center, located at 120 York St., free of charge, and the transfer will take effect on March 4.
The city has contributed funds of at least $621,000 for the renovation of the center over the last five years, according to agenda notes.
The center was closed for a time due to these renovations, but reopened in June 2021 for a Juneteenth celebration. Since that time, the center has been rented out