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Civil War

February 2020

February 2020
The Avery Normal School is home to College of Charleston's Avery Research Center for African American History and...

January 2020
Had King Charles I of England not been beheaded on January 30, 1649, our history would certainly have turned out...

December 2019
How the day Vesey won his freedom changed the course of history

November 2019
After the Civil War started, Harriet Tubman joined the Union Army and led a raid up the Combahee River between...

November 2019
Revisiting the Holy City's forgotten buildings and discovering the lessons they teach us

October 2019

September 2019
Gossypium has been spun as “the fabric of our lives” for good reason. Scientists have discovered evidence of cotton...

April 2019
Journey through time with a photographic tour of Charleston’s centuries-old parish churches and chapels-of-ease

March 2019
Edisto Island Open Land Trust takes on the restoration of the Reconstruction-era Hutchinson House

January 2019
Since 1687, the French Protestants known as Huguenots and their descendants have worshipped at the corner of Church and...

October 2018
The top 13 moments in the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon’s history 

September 2018
This month, the South Carolina Historical Society welcomes visitors to a brand-new museum

September 2018
For 188 years, a religious community of “pioneering women” has been inciting positive change in Charleston

August 2018
In the mid-18th century, one vibrant yellow peach was the most popular in the land 

July 2018
Charles Duell steps down after nearly 50 years at Middleton Place’s helm

May 2018
A circa-1865 stereo card (below) shows the race-course club house where Union officers were imprisoned; lower-ranked...

April 2018
Silver was the preferred metal for dining, drinking, lighting, and decorative ware in the early Charleston home, and...

March 2018
Charleston newcomers once turned to “Strangers Guides” for information about the city

March 2018
From a laugh-out-loud memoir to historical fiction by a best-selling author, local—and locally connected—writers have...

December 2017
At four Holy City churches, bells are rung to changes in the English tradition—an art form more rare than many realize 

September 2017
“Nazis Seize N.Y. Socialite”—73 years ago this month, newspaper headlines around the world trumpeted the fate of...

September 2017
When downtown temps became too sweltering to bear, locals might even join vacationers at the magnificent New Brighton...

August 2017
If you’ve never grown an okra plant—merely enjoying someone else’s crop deliciously fried, boiled, steamed, stewed,...

June 2017
Summer Guide 2017

March 2017
Mega-selling author Bernard Cornwell proves the pen is at least as mighty as the sword