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

February, 1783: Enslaved Revolutionary War spy freed along with his wife and child

The American Revolution presented enslaved people an opportunity to gain their freedom if they joined the British forces or spied …

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January, 1766: The German Friendly Society was established

On January 15, 1766, Michael Kalteisen held a meeting in his home in Charleston with Daniel Strobel and fourteen other …

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Dec., 1762: Early Conflict between Governor and Legislature Foreshadows Revolution

On December 16, 1762, the South Carolina legislature resolved to do no further business with the governor until he recognized …

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November, 1775: The First Battle of Ninety Six

In 1775, Ninety Six was a recently established courthouse town in the South Carolina backcountry. The question of independence and …

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