Interactive exhibits on the extraordinary history of South Carolina's people, places, and movements.
The SCHS collection includes manuscripts, letters, journals, maps, drawings, and photographs that span the history of the state.
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Secession, Civil War, and Reconstruction
Transitioning to the nineteenth century, this gallery features interactive portraits of South Carolinians from this era who come alive to share stories based on first-person accounts in the society’s collections. Scrapbooks, photographs, and hand-drawn maps are also on display.