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

October, 1959: October Saw the Last “Big Thursday” Football Game in 1959

On October 22, 1959, the last “Big Thursday” football contest between Clemson and South Carolina was played. The tradition began in 1896.  That …

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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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