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

November, 1730: William Moultrie is Born

November 23, 1730  On November 23, 1730, William Moultrie was born in Charleston.  His mother was Lucretia Cooper and his father, …

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A Word from the Chair of the SCHS Board

Dear Friends and Members, The jarring dislocations of the last six months have profoundly altered the rhythm of our everyday lives. …

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October, 1685: Louis XIV Revokes the Edict of Nantes and French Huguenots Flee to South Carolina

October 18, 1685 In the 1560s, the number of Protestants who followed the Calvinist form of religion, or Huguenots, was increasing …

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September, 1761: Cherokees Relinquish their Hunting Lands

September 23, 1761 After more than three years of hostilities, Cherokee Indians signed a treaty with South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor William …

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