About Louise Miller Cohen
Louise Miller Cohen is a native of Hilton Head Island and spends her time sharing her Gullah culture with others. She performs at schools, churches, regional festivals, college campuses and makes presentations to charitable and civic organizations including the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club and the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. She teaches students at numerous schools within the Beaufort County School System as an artist-in-residence, helping to preserve the Gullah culture through quilting, storytelling, singing, movement and other mediums.
Ms. Cohen has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina. She has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles including the Island Packet, Bluffton Today and hasas narrated documentaries including “Remnants of Mitchelville” (2004) In 2003, Ms. Cohen founded the non-profit Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island and now serves as Director. The museum received the “Honor Award” from the SC Palmetto Trust for its preservation efforts relating to the restoration and preservation of The Little House (Duey’s Home) in 2010.
She chairs the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration committees and served on the Hilton Head Island Accommodations Tax Committee for six years. Ms. Cohen currently serves on the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, along with close friend, historian and preservationist, Dr. Emory Campbell. She also serves on the Advisory Board of The Mitchelville Project.
Ms. Cohen is the proud mother of four children, grandmother of five, and great-grandmother of one.
Louise Miller Cohen
3 Farmer’s Club Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843-681-3254 Fax 843-681-3354