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

April, 1791: George Washington Begins his Tour of South Carolina

In the spring of 1791, President George Washington set out for a tour of the southern states. His goal was …

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September, 1895: Frances Gibbes enrolls at the University of South Carolina

In 1893, the state legislature approved a bill requiring South Carolina College, now the University of South Carolina, to admit women.  On …

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March, 1767: Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson Gives Birth to a Future President

Elizabeth Hutchinson was born in Ireland as was her husband, Andrew Jackson, Sr. They married around 1761 and emigrated to …

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February, 1870: First African American elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court

February 1, 1870 Jonathan Jasper Wright was born in Pennsylvania on February 11, 1840. The son of a runaway slave, he …

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