Category Archives: History

Early Charleston History Focus of SINHG Evening Program

The Seabrook Island Natural History Group begins its autumn series of evening programs on September 13th at the Lake House with a discussion of Charleston’s first two hundred years presented by Katherine Pemberton of the Historic Charleston Foundation. Charleston’s growth … Continue reading

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Experience Colonial Pastimes at Middleton Place

Leisurely Pursuits and Grand Entertains at Middleton Place Dates:  August 31 and September 1 Time:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm Which sports were popular in Colonial America? How did gentlemen, ladies, and children amuse themselves in the 18th Century when … Continue reading

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Beyond the Big House Tour – September 15

Beyond the Big House September 15, 2018 1:00-4:00pm Click here for tickets. Step inside the back buildings and former work lots of Charleston’s private houses during the second annual Beyond the Big House Tour, Sept. 15, 2018, presented by The … Continue reading

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The Charleston Apothecary at the Charleston Museum – August 10

The Charleston Museums offers Conversations with a Curator which allows visitors a chance to have an intimate look at an exhibit in The Charleston Museum, hear stories, ask questions and spark conversations. Join chief curator Grahame Long for a rare … Continue reading

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Top Ten Artifacts at the Charleston Museum – August 9

On August 9, 2018 join Chief Curator Grahame Long as he gives a special tour focusing on his top ten artifacts on display in The Charleston Museum. The Museum will be open until 7:00 pm with tours at 5:15 pm and … Continue reading

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August Goings On at the Library

John’s Island Regional Library has several interesting activities in August. Ongoing exhibits will include displays of Margaret Spackman’s awarding winning Lowcountry soft-sculpture “Sea Creatures,” Barbara Fox’s display of her travel photographs, and “Book-A-Librarian” where you can receive one-on-one help with … Continue reading

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Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival – August 3-5

Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival 2018 August 3-5, 2018 The Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival is the official celebration of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. This three day celebration hosted and presented by native Gullah/Geechees will link the … Continue reading

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Rag Quilting Workshop at the Charleston Museum – July 28

Rag Quilting Workshop July 28 The Charleston Museum 360 Meeting Street Join Sharon Cooper-Murray, the Gullah Lady, for a lecture and hands-on workshop about the folk art tradition of rag quilting. Dating to the antebellum period, feed and grain sacks … Continue reading

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Kids Activity at Aiken-Rhett House Charleston

Looking for something to do with children this weekend?   The Akin Rhett House in downtown Charleston is offering an Indigo Tie-Dye Workshop for children ages 5 to 12. Eliza Lucas Pinckney, around 1740, developed a method to cultivate various strains … Continue reading

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Gibbes Museum Exhibit: A Day at the Beach – through October 21

Gibbes Museum Exhibit A Day at the Beach May 25, 2018 – October 21, 2018 Gallery 2 Click here to buy tickets. Drawn from the Gibbes collection, this exhibition features images of ocean side relaxation and fun. From the serene to … Continue reading

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The Charleston Museum July Newsletter

July Calendar of Events July 4 – Independence Day- Museum and houses open regular hours.  Celebrate with a trip to the Heyward-Washington House– the townhome of Thomas Heyward, Jr. signer of the Declaration of Independence!  July 11* – Toddler Day: Backyard Cookout, … Continue reading

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Charleston Museum Summer Camps – July 16-20

Charleston Museum Summer Camp for Kids ages 6-11 July 16-20 9:00am to 12:00pm Travel back in time to learn about creatures, customs, and cultures throughout history.  Explore the collections of The Charleston Museum to learn about Ancient Egypt, dinosaurs, pirates, … Continue reading

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