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

July, 1746: Thomas Heyward, Jr. is Born

Thomas Heyward, Jr. was an active leader in South Carolina during the American Revolution. Born at his father’s plantation in …

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May, 1777: Treaty of DeWitt’s Corner

  On May 20, 1777, delegates from the Lower Towns of the Cherokee Nation and officials from South Carolina and Georgia …

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February, 1779: The Battle of Port Royal

After the British took Savannah, Georgia, in December 1778, they decided to establish a base to the north, on Port …

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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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