Category Archives: History

Whiskey in America Lecture and Tasting

Charleston Library Society and Drayton Hall present: Whiskey in America – Lecture and Tasting Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 6:00 pm with Luke J. Pecoraro, Ph.D., Director of Archaeology George Washington’s Mount Vernon Dr. Pecoraro received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from … Continue reading

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New Exhibit at The Charleston Museum: City Under Siege

The Charleston Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its newly renovated permanent exhibit, City Under Siege: Charleston in the Civil War. The exhibit, which tells the story of Charleston’s role in the conflict from a range of perspectives, features updated … Continue reading

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Get to Know Law Enforcement – November 17

Human Library Series: Get to Know Law Enforcement Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm Johns Island Regional Library Participate in the Human Library, a new series intended to combat intolerance by creating a safe space for interested members of … Continue reading

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Museum Mile Month – January 2019

During the month of January 2019, local residents are invited to enjoy access to participating Museum Mile sites with the purchase of one low ticket price! With the Museum Mile Month pass, you can spend an entire month learning about … Continue reading

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USO Days at The Charleston Museum – Nov 9 – 11

This Veteran’s Day weekend, The Charleston Museum invites visitors to explore the history of the Joseph Manigault Historic House in the 1940s. During WWII, the house was used as a USO post and Red Cross training facility. While at the … Continue reading

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Plantation Days at Middleton Place – November 10 & 11

Craftworkers demonstrate the skills practiced by enslaved people as they prepared the antebellum plantation for winter. Different aspects of 18th and 19th century plantation life will be explored including domestic skills, African American culture and Gullah storytelling. Plantation Days at … Continue reading

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World Affairs Council of Charleston Nov. 12

Monday, November 12, 2018 5:15 pm Reception — 6:00 pm Speaker Location:  The Citadel Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Avenue, Charleston Topic: Nov. 11, 1918: World War I Ended. A Century Has Passed but the Great War’s Aftermath Still Shapes our World … Continue reading

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Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South – October 19-March 2

Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South October 19, 2018 to March 2, 2019 Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is an unprecedented photography exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, director and chief curator of the Halsey Institute … Continue reading

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Middleton Place: Centering the Clay – October 13

Centering the Clay: Hands-On Pottery Wheel Work Date: October 13 Time: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm and again at 2:00pm Making clay pots on a pottery wheel was not only a highly valued skill during the 18th & 19th centuries, … Continue reading

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October at Johns Island Regional Library

John’s Island Regional Library has several interesting activities and programs planned for October. On display is a photography exhibit of Melissa Houle’s series titled  “Changing Light: Reflections of the Low Country.” Featured this month are several presentations including The Right Stuff: … Continue reading

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The CSS Hunley

Do you know the number one tourist attraction in Charleston? It’s not Rainbow Row, not the Yorktown, not even the ice cream store at Bohicket. It’s the CSS Hunley, the first submersible to sink another ship in battle. The Kiawah-Seabrook … Continue reading

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Charleston Museum – Identifying Native American Pottery

When: Saturday, September 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Where: The Dill Sanctuary, 1163 Riverland Drive Fee: $20 members | $35 non-members Join Museum Archaeologist Ron Anthony at the Dill Sanctuary on James Island and explore Native American ceramics found in … Continue reading

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