Updates on the events, exhibits, archives and staff of the South Carolina Historical Society.

July, 1744: War is declared in Charleston against France

July 23, 1744 On this side of the Atlantic, the War of Austrian Secession was called King George’s War and took …

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May, 1722: Naturalist Mark Catesby Arrives in South Carolina

In February 1722, Mark Catesby sailed for the Carolina colony. With funding from a group of Fellows of the Royal …

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April, 1670: Settlers from England Establish Charles Town

In August of 1669, three ships – the Carolina, the Port Royal, and the Albemarle- set sail from England for …

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On August 31, 1885, DuBose Heyward was born in Charleston to Edwin Watkins Heyward and Jane Screven DuBose. Jane was …

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