Category Archives: History

July at The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum and its historic homes are open to visitors and following protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Tours for historic house museums are now on the hour from 10:00 am through 4:00 pm. Looking for an outing … Continue reading

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What Is That Weird Bench?

Now that Pelican’s Nest is open, you may see a strange-looking bench at the entrance. What you are seeing is a classic piece of Charleston history known as a joggling board. The origin of the joggling board dates back to … Continue reading

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Re-opening of the Aiken-Rhett House and the Nathaniel Russell House – June 11

The Charleston Historic Foundation will be re-opening their house museums on a limited Thursday – Sunday schedule starting June 11 to ensure the safety and protection of  guests and staff. The Aiken-Rhett House will be open from 9am – 12:30pm … Continue reading

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History of Charleston – Fourth of the Series

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

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History of Charleston – Third of the Series

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

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History of Charleston – Second of the Series

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

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CCPL: Charleston Time Machine

It’s been a very long time since we’ve have faced a health crisis such as the current pandemic, but Charleston has a long history of dealing with illnesses. Take a trip into Charleston’s past with the award winning podcast, Charleston … Continue reading

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History of Charleston – First of a Series

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

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Happy 350th Anniversary Charleston!

Saturday, April 18, marks Founder’s Day at Charleston Town Landing where 350 years ago, about 130 adventurous souls made their way from England via Barbados to the Carolina coast, ultimately settling at Charles Towne Landing. As you can imagine, the … Continue reading

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Charleston Museum Resources and Presentations From Home

The Charleston Museum and its Historic Houses are currently closed, but they have created new resources for students, parents and teachers to utilize during this time at home. Click here for Virtual Tours with 3-D models and critical thinking questions. … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Seabrook Island

Whether you have lived on Seabrook Island for a while or are new to the island, are you aware of the history of Seabrook Island? The Town of Seabrook Island has put together a comprehensive history dating back to 1400 … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day March 14

Today, March 14, is Pi Day, celebrating the first three numbers 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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