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


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

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Happy Carolina Day!

On June 28, 1776, British ships sailed into Charleston harbor and opened fire on a tiny fort on Sullivan’s Island. …

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Freedoms Gained and Lost: Reinterpreting Reconstruction in the Atlantic World

In partnership with various local, national, and international cultural heritage organizations, academic institutions, and historic sites, the Carolina Lowcountry and …

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Many people know that this month 157 years ago, Confederate troops fired a mortar shell that exploded above Fort Sumter …

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