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

May, 1929: Pulitzer Prize Awarded for the First Time to a South Carolinian

In May 1929 Julia Mood Peterkin became not only the first South Carolinian, but the first Southerner to win the …

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April, 1791: George Washington Begins his Tour of South Carolina

In the spring of 1791, President George Washington set out for a tour of the southern states. His goal was …

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September, 1895: Frances Gibbes enrolls at the University of South Carolina

In 1893, the state legislature approved a bill requiring South Carolina College, now the University of South Carolina, to admit women.  On …

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March, 1767: Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson Gives Birth to a Future President

Elizabeth Hutchinson was born in Ireland as was her husband, Andrew Jackson, Sr. They married around 1761 and emigrated to …

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