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March 2020
For more than 260 years, this iconic building has served as a commercial exchange and custom house, watch house, public...

February 2020
After years of catching a diverse array of fish for the city’s finest restaurants, the sustainable seafood champion is...

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...

January 2020
Charleston’s oldest surviving public building was designed for a special purpose—to store gunpowder.

January 2020
This month marks two years since the Holy City was most recently covered in snow, and it rings in 250 years for the...

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...

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

October 2019

October 2019
Chef Forrest Parker shares Lowcountry food history on a tasting tour of the city

October 2019
Mary Whyte’s latest work showcases veterans from 50 states

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

September 2019
Young adult novelist Corrie Wang on balancing restaurant and writing life, the benefits of shower-crying, and the...

June 2019
A brief history of the Lowcountry's longest-running regatta

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

March 2019

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

February 2019
Take a taste-filled walk down memory lane through some of Charleston’s most beloved 20th-century eateries, from seafood...

February 2019
A Water Album delivers an impactful, enraptured performance

January 2019
On the eve of the Gibbes Museum of Art exhibition “Anna Heyward Taylor: Intrepid Explorer,” take a look into the...

January 2019

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

November 2018
Former combat photographer Stacy Pearsall honors fellow veterans through her lens and finds healing in the process

November 2018
In mid-century Charleston, The Book Basement served equally as shop, salon, and safe space

November 2018
In 1917, the United States entered World War I, and almost immediately things began to change around Charleston Harbor.

October 2018
In the fall of 1957, the College of Charleston was gearing up for what was then one of the school’s biggest social...