Category Archives: History

CSO: Orchestrating Freedom Concert July 16

On July 2, 1822, Denmark Vesey, a formerly enslaved man, was hanged in Charleston, South Carolina. He was convicted of plotting what might have been the largest insurrection against slaveholders in US history. To mark the Denmark Vesey Bicentenary, the Gaillard Center will host a series … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

Summer Camp at Drayton Hall ◊ July 18-22Parents are invited to register children ages 7-10 for this year’s camp, July 18-22, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Thanks to a generous anonymous sponsor, camp registration free-of-charge. Space is limited.Click here for … Continue reading

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June at The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum includes two historic homes, the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House. Tours for both historic houses are on the half-hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm Sunday. Last tour of the day … Continue reading

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Nighttime at the Museum June 3

Friday, June 3, 2022  6:00 – 8:00 pm An evening of adventure awaits you at The Charleston Museum’s  Nighttime at the Museum! Explore the galleries after-hours with your flashlight and discover characters from the past. Enjoy special displays, craft activities and an … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

Webinar: John Watson of Colonial Williamsburg on 18th-century musical instruments ◊ May 12John Watson, Conservator of Early Keyboard Instruments at Colonial Williamsburg, joins Sarah Stroud Clarke to discuss an intriguing journal entry from Charles Drayton’s (1743-1820) plantation records on March … Continue reading

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May at The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum includes two historic homes, the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House. Tours for both historic houses are on the half-hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm Sunday. Last tour of the day … Continue reading

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Celebrate Earth Day on Seabrook Island

Today, Friday, April 22, is Earth Day, when we recognize the importance of the natural world to our quality of life and the health of our planet. This is particularly true on Seabrook Island where the wonders of nature are part … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

Lowcountry Strawberry Festival ◊ April 8 – 16This popular spring festival provides acres and acres of family fun on the farm and has been expanded to be presented on two big weekends in 2022.Click here for additional information. Downtown Walking … Continue reading

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April at The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum includes two historic homes, the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House. Tours for both historic houses are on the half-hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm Sunday. Last tour of the day … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day! March 14

Today, March 14, is Pi Day, celebrating the first three digits of pi (π) which are 3.14. The Greek letter π is merely the circumference or distance around a circle divided by its diameter or distance across the circle. Hence … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

Lowcountry Strawberry Festival ◊ April 8 – 16This popular spring festival provides acres and acres of family fun on the farm and has been expanded to be presented on two big weekends in 2022.Click here for additional information. Webinar: Drayton … Continue reading

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March at The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum includes two historic homes, the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House. Tours for both historic houses are on the half-hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm Sunday. Last tour of the day … Continue reading

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