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

November,1832: The Nullification Convention Meets in Columbia

Following the election of many states-rights advocates to South Carolina’s legislature, the state responded to Henry Clay’s tariff of 1832 …

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October, 1935: The opera Porgy and Bess opens in New York

George Gershwin’s adaptation of DuBose Heyward’s novella, Porgy, opened at the Alvin Theater in New York on October 10, 1935. …

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September, 1739: John Rutledge is born to 15-year-old Sarah Hext Rutledge

Most of us know John Rutledge as a founding father of South Carolina. He served in the First and Second …

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A Guidebook to South Carolina Historical Markers: Interview with the Authors

A Guidebook to South Carolina Historical Markers is both a handy reference to the Palmetto State’s 1,700 roadside markers and …

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