The City Magazine Since 1975


October 2020
A century ago, Laura Bragg became the first woman in the nation to lead a publicly funded history museum

September 2020
The tornadoes tore through Charleston in September 1938

August 2020
He was elected to office despite rules forbidding Jews to serve

July 2020
Jenkins's orphans march into history 

June 2020
How our port city was a leader in slowing the spread of diseases

May 2020
Why Robert Smalls should be remembered as the Lowcountry’s Paul Revere

April 2020

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

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

November 2019

November 2019
A tale of a prized, bygone gobbler

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

October 2019

October 2019

August 2019
Before the South Carolina flag’s famous palmetto, there was a different tree that just may have made the Palmetto State...

July 2019
Historically, the secret to surviving Charleston summers had been the same for centuries—either leave or somehow catch...

June 2019
The 85th anniversary of the famous composer’s visit to Charleston to write the score of Porgy & Bess