The Hospital Workers’ Movement began 50 years ago this March
The surprising figure behind 200 Years of Charleston Cooking
Santa Claus—and live reindeer—came to town for Charleston’s first Christmas parade in the midst of the Great Depression
In mid-century Charleston, The Book Basement served equally as shop, salon, and safe space
In the fall of 1957, the College of Charleston was gearing up for what was then one of the school’s biggest social...
The top 13 moments in the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon’s history
Can you believe this mid-century vista shows the same hectic intersection of Coleman and Whilden where drivers can now...
Some 85 years ago, downtown residents could take a dip much closer to home
Remembering Charleston’s famous (and famously dashing) aerobatic pilot, Bevo Howard
Contemporary artist William Halsey nurtured the city as an educator for more than 40 years.
One of the first Memorial Day celebrations at Hampton Park
When New York philanthropists Victor and Marjorie Nott Morawetz decided to find a winter home in 1929, they had the...
When it came to style in the 1940s, no one held a candle to Babe Paley
Charleston newcomers once turned to “Strangers Guides” for information about the city
During World War II, many a young person found love in an unlikely place: the Joseph Manigault House.
On the evening of January 29, 1940, King Street’s Gloria Theatre was humming with excitement.
Samuel F. B. Morse (yes, that Morse) was once Charleston’s most fashionable portraitist
The charming tradition behind Ashley Hall's 93-year-old Christmas Play
The Albert Sottile House’s cedar tree is decked annually with Christmas lights
It was anchors aweigh on November 18, 1936, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt waved good-bye to the crowd gathered on...
Celebrating the famed writer’s arrival on Sullivan’s Island
When downtown temps became too sweltering to bear, locals might even join vacationers at the magnificent New Brighton...
What did the term "August Ladies" mean a century ago?
“The Whip” (pictured here circa-1937) at “Folly’s Playground,” a beachfront amusement park nestled between the Atlantic...
Take a dip into swimwear history via six retro suits
Alicia Rhett returned to her home on Tradd Street after filming to focus on her artwork, particularly portrait...