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

July, 2005: Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge Opens to Traffic

This July marks the 17th anniversary of the opening of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. The bridge, which connects downtown …

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June, 2010: Marsh Tacky becomes the official State Heritage Horse

The Marsh Tackies, or Carolina Marsh Tackies, became South Carolina's official state heritage horse when Governor Mark Sanford signed Senate …

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May, 1825: Parson Weems, the “Great Mythmaker,” dies in Beaufort

Mason Locke Weems was born in Maryland in 1759.  In 1784, he was ordained a minister by the Archbishop of …

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April, 1839: Robert Smalls is Born in Beaufort, South Carolina

On April 5, 1839, Robert Smalls, Civil War hero, businessman, and political figure, was born in Beaufort, South Carolina. He …

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