Category Archives: History

We Remember

September 11, 2001. It was a day that dawned with a beautiful crystal clear, blue sky. Children headed off to school and adults to their responsibilities on what started as a deceptively typical late summer day but ended as a … Continue reading

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September at The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum announces its Calendar of Events for September. Tours for both historic houses are on the half hour from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 pm Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at … Continue reading

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SINHG Resumes Evening Programs This Fall

The Seabrook Island Natural History Group returns this fall to the Live Oak Room at The Lake House for three Evening Programs: Thursday, September 9, 2021 – “The Importance of Bees” presented by Ben Powell, South Carolina’s Apiary Specialist. Thursday, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

Prosecco on the Portico of Drayton Hall ◊ September 4Enjoy a glass of prosecco on the iconic portico of Drayton Hall. Grounds admission and audio tour are included in the ticket price. Prosecco will be served from 3:00 pm – … Continue reading

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August at the Historic Charleston Foundation

Historic Charleston Foundation is sponsoring the following events in August: The African American Experience: A Sneak Peek at the International African American Museum, Friday, August 20 | 11:30 am   Join Bernard Powers, PhD and acting director of the IAAM, for … Continue reading

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Preservation Society of Charleston Fall Tours & Master Series

The Preservation Society of Charleston Fall Tours & Master Series will take place from October 7 through November 6, 2021. The Fall Tours & Master Series offers guests rich and rare glimpses into Charleston, a city defined by its historic … Continue reading

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Charleston Museum: Vintage Lighting Tour and Candle Making Workshop August 28

August 28, 202110:00 am – noonThe Charleston Museum Join Assistant Curator of History, Neil Nohrden for a brief tour of samples from the Museum’s historic lighting collection, showcasing early fat burning lamps to the Edison light bulb. Following the tour, … Continue reading

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Historic Foundation Charleston in August

Join Historic Foundation Charleston in early August for opportunities to learn more about the history and culture that make Charleston so special. Click on the title of each for information and tickets. First Thursday Gullah Spirituals August 5 @ 5:30 … Continue reading

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Visit a 19th Century Submarine

According to the Hunley Project: The Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley attacked and sank the USS Housatonic off the coast of Charleston the night of February 17, 1864. She then mysteriously vanished with her crew of eight. That night, history was made and … Continue reading

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July at the Charleston Museum

Check out all of the activities for kids (and adults) at The Charleston Museum in July. July 7 – Kid Tours: Sensational SilverJuly 9 – Conversation with a Curator: The Lawn Party with Curator of Historic Textiles, Virginia Theerman July 9 – Fossil Friday with Curator … Continue reading

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July at Historic Charleston Foundation

Mavericks, Mothers and Mavens: The History-Making Women of Charleston Friday, July 9    11:30 amThroughout its 350-year history, courageous and innovative women have helped shape the history of Charleston. Join HCF’s Valerie Perry, who will paint a passionate and rollicking picture of … Continue reading

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Honoring the Flag

As we prepare for our Independence Day celebrations, it is a great time to review the flag of the United States of America and how to display it.  The American flag is a symbol of liberty and freedom for all … Continue reading

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