Category Archives: History

April at The Charleston Museum

If you love fossils, join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays in April from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand to share projects he is currently working on and to … Continue reading

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This Week at The Charleston Museum

Woman Creators: A Special Women’s History Month Talk by Virginia Theerman, Curator of Historic TextilesThursday, March 25, 2021 at 6:00 pmRegistration, social distancing and masks are required.This lecture is free. Suggested donation is $10. To register, click here. Birding Day at … Continue reading

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CCPL: Charleston Time Machine

Take a trip back into Charleston’s past with the award winning podcast, Charleston Time Machine, by Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) Historian Dr. Nic Butler.  The “first” African people to set foot in the land we now call South Carolina arrived … Continue reading

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Recognition of the American Red Cross

March is Red Cross Month and Women’s History Month. Who spent much of her life in the service of others and is credited with creating the American Red Cross?  A one-time teacher and then clerk in the U.S. Patent Office, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

Webinar: Search for Slave Houses – A Virtual Walking Tour ◊ March 11 Join Cameron Moon for a virtual walking tour on Thursday, March 11 at 5:00 pm in search for slave houses at Drayton Hall. This tour will chronicle … Continue reading

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March at The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum is celebrating Women’s History Month with special tours of its historic houses focusing on the lives of women who made history there. Click on the links below for information about these specific tours and other programs offered … Continue reading

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HCF: Virtual “Food For Thought Luncheon Lectures” in March

The Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) will provide virtual programming through their “Food For Thought Luncheon Lectures” beginning on March 11, 2021. These popular thought-provoking lectures provide in-depth looks at Charleston-related topics ranging from Gullah Cuisine to popular local legends and … Continue reading

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Charleston Museum: February Calendar of Events

Tours for both historic houses are on the hour from 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday and 12 to 4 pm Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4 pm. February 11* – In Defense of Charleston: A Tour of Battery … Continue reading

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CCPL: Charleston Time Machine

Take a trip back into Charleston’s past with the award winning podcast, Charleston Time Machine, by Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) Historian Dr. Nic Butler. Click here to listen to “Street Auctions and Slave Marts in Antebellum Charleston.” Auctions of enslaved people were a … Continue reading

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February is Black History Month

Throughout the month of February the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) celebrates Black History Month with programs for all ages. These programs prompt us to remember important people, events, achievements and contributions by African Americans to the arts, literature, sports … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

Candlelight Tours of Drayton Hall ◊ Selected dates in 2021Experience Drayton Hall at night with these incredibly special candlelight tour experiences. This is a remarkable way to understand the house and lives which touched it – and historic Charleston – … Continue reading

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History of Charleston – Thirty-fourth of the Series

Our Tidelines post on Saturday, April 18, 2020, congratulated Charleston on its 350th Anniversary. Click here to read the post. The Post and Courier has been running a series of articles about the history of Charleston to commemorate the 350th … Continue reading

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