Some formerly had been enslaved
The cornerstone was laid in January 1840
Learn the trailblazing story of Elizabeth Timothy
Mayor John Patrick Grace’s narrow victory signaled a change in power in the city
A century ago, Laura Bragg became the first woman in the nation to lead a publicly funded history museum
The tornadoes tore through Charleston in September 1938
He was elected to office despite rules forbidding Jews to serve
Jenkins's orphans march into history
How our port city was a leader in slowing the spread of diseases
Why Robert Smalls should be remembered as the Lowcountry’s Paul Revere
Take a crash course in Charleston history with this timeline of highlights covering 350-plus years
A Charleston-born historian on accelerating into the city’s future
The Avery Normal School is home to College of Charleston's Avery Research Center for African American History and...
Had King Charles I of England not been beheaded on January 30, 1649, our history would certainly have turned out...
How the day Vesey won his freedom changed the course of history
After the Civil War started, Harriet Tubman joined the Union Army and led a raid up the Combahee River between...
Before the South Carolina flag’s famous palmetto, there was a different tree that just may have made the Palmetto State...
Historically, the secret to surviving Charleston summers had been the same for centuries—either leave or somehow catch...
The 85th anniversary of the famous composer’s visit to Charleston to write the score of Porgy & Bess
The Hospital Workers’ Movement began 50 years ago this March
The surprising figure behind 200 Years of Charleston Cooking
In mid-century Charleston, The Book Basement served equally as shop, salon, and safe space
One of the first Memorial Day celebrations at Hampton Park
Charleston newcomers once turned to “Strangers Guides” for information about the city
The Albert Sottile House’s cedar tree is decked annually with Christmas lights