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Looking for something to do with the family today? Come out to the Old Santee Canal Park for our 3rd Annual Discovery Days- Berkeley Begins! event. We have demonstrations of various historical colonial crafts, music, activities for the little ones, and of course a chance to enjoy the beautiful swamp trail and grounds of Berkeley county's most scenic park! https://www.facebook.com/events/371372570317848/
Special Eliza Lucas Pinckney programs at both The Powder Magazine of South Carolina and Drayton Hall this month...

From colony to country, explore the sites that helped to forge a state and nation.

The Powder Magazine of South Carolina

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charlestonmuseum.org

The Charleston Museum | News and Events » Charleston 350th Commemoration Lecture with Dr. Jon Marcoux

This exciting lecture, "“Lowcountry Life before Charleston Towne: Native American Communities in 1669," is TONIGHT (March 5) at the Charleston Museum. https://www.charlestonmuseum.org/news-events/events/charleston-350th-commemoration-lecture-with-dr-jon-marcoux/

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intellectualtakeout.org

Why Are We No Longer Visiting Our Nation's Historical Sites?

Interesting article, hopefully we can work to change the tide...

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/why-are-we-no-longer-visiting-our-nations-historical-sites?fbclid=IwAR2hW4iT1DJq8dzTAsSIO3y0fJEGuqEbclyf_uEE9sRFv9M6XWrI6w-pDKY

intellectualtakeout.org One of the things an American visitor at these monuments notices is the inordinately large proportion of non-American visitors.

This year, Charles Towne Landing is celebrating Charleston's 350th with a lecture series. Visit their website for more information!

postandcourier.com

Historic park working to unearth 'time capsule' of American Colonial life in Dorchester

Thanks to The Post and Courier for the spotlight on the hard work being done at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site!

postandcourier.com Dating back over 250 years, the Colonial Dorchester Historic Site is still working to unearth the history that lies underground.

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Boy Scouts on Hilton Head Island are gearing up for Wreaths Across America

wjcl.com Boy Scouts on Hilton Head Island are gearing up for Wreaths Across America

charlestonsmuseummile.org

Charleston's Museum Mile

Museum Mile month tickets are now on sale! Visit several of the Colonial Charleston sites with this month-long pass: The Powder Magazine of South Carolina, the Gibbes museum, Old Slave Mart, Heyward-Washington House, The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, and The Charleston Museum. Visit the link below for more information: http://www.charlestonsmuseummile.org/ticket-packages/

charlestonsmuseummile.org During the month of January 2020, enjoy access to participating Museum Mile sites with the purchase of one low ticket price! With the Museum Mile Month pass, you can spend an entire month learning about Charleston’s rich history and culture while visiting sites in the order that best fits your sch...

battlefields.org

The Liberty Trail: The Southern Campaigns of the Revolutionary War

The initial phase of South Carolina's Liberty Trail includes a few familiar sites, such as Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park and Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site. Click the link below for more information:
https://www.battlefields.org/preserve/liberty-trail-southern-campaigns-revolutionary-war

battlefields.org Many historians consider the Revolutionary War to have been decided in the swamps, fields, woods and mountains of the South, won by the resilience and determination of Continental soldiers and Patriot militia. Soon, the Liberty Trail will create a unified path of preservation and interpretation acro...

ccpl.org

Slave Auction Sites in Colonial Charleston

Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for an overview of the geography of the two branches of this human traffic--the sale of African captives arriving aboard trans-Atlantic ships, and the re-sale of people who already lived in the Lowcountry. This event is on Thursday, August 29 at 6pm in the main Charleston County Public Library on Calhoun Street.

ccpl.org Main Library - The public auction of enslaved people of African descent once formed a significant part of Charleston's economy and its landscape. During the city's first century of existence, most of these outdoor sales were concentrated within a relatively narrow compass of urban sites along the ci...

Old Santee Canal Park

A HUGE thank you to Alan and everyone at The Powder Magazine of South Carolina for the birthday love! We always enjoy having these fantastic people at the park to accurately and creatively tell the history of South Carolina's colonial military...cannons and all!
(DYK; the Powder Magazine in downtown Charleston is the oldest public building in South Carolina?!) #hbdoscp #oscp30 #oscp30anniversary #powdermagazine #southcarolinahistory

Fifes & Drums of York Town, Virginia

Special thanks to The Fifes and Drums of York Town for visiting the Lowcountry this past weekend!

Fort Moultrie, The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, The Powder Magazine of South Carolina

postandcourier.com

Celebrate Carolina Day, the 4th of July and more this weekend in Charleston

Happy Carolina Day! Looking for events for today or the rest of Independence Week? The Post and Courier has you covered.

postandcourier.com Here's what to do this weekend in Charleston.

This morning at 10:49am, tune in to Lowcountry Live WCIV! Two Colonial Charleston representatives will be on air to talk Carolina Day, Charleston 1781, and July 4th. For more information about any of these events, check out The Powder Magazine of South Carolina, The Charleston Museum, or The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon!

Several Colonial Charleston sites are participating in Independence Week events! Charles Towne Landing, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, The Powder Magazine of South Carolina, The Charleston Museum, and Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site all have exciting events or exhibits to explore while celebrating our nation's birthday.

Five historic sites in the Lowcountry have joined to help you make the most of your visit to the Charleston community during the July 4th week. This convenient guide lists activities focused on 17th century military history, the reading of the Declaration of Independence and the role enslaved Africans played in shaping local culture. Come to the Lowcountry and explore a rich history as we celebration our nation’s birthday.

americanrevolutioninstitute.org

Lecture - Why George Washington's Leadership is Still Important - The American Revolution Institute

Kick off a full weekend of Revolutionary War activities with a lecture by the American Revolution Institute! On the eve of Carolina Day, Dr. David L. Preston, Westvaco Professor of National Security Studies at the Citadel, discusses George Washington’s enduring relevance to South Carolina and the nation.

Registration is required: https://www.americanrevolutioninstitute.org/event/june-27-2019/

americanrevolutioninstitute.org Join the American Revolution Institute for a special lecture and reception in Charleston, South Carolina. On the eve of Carolina Day, Dr. David L. Preston, Westvaco Professor of National Security Studies at the Citadel, discusses George Washington’s enduring relevance to South Carolina and the nat...

The Charleston Museum

Nighttime at the Museum was a great event, as always!

And that’s a wrap! Thank you for another great event at Nighttime at the Museum, we’ll see you next year!

Attention Living History Enthusiasts!

18th-century tavern gathering - Saturday, April 13th 7:30pm - Tommy Condon's Pub - 160 Church Street Charleston, South Carolina

Fine company, food and libations

Come as you are, but of course, colonial attire preferred!

On April 3, The American College of the Building Arts hosts Tom Reinhart of George Washington's Mount Vernon for a lecture about Washington’s design and building choices, and how preservationists seek to faithfully return the Mansion to its appearance in the last year of Washington’s life. Visit https://acba.edu/Lectures.php for more information.

postandcourier.com

Many South Carolinians flunked a U.S. citizenship test. Should we be worried?

Try the U.S. Citizenship Test - https://civicsquestions.com

postandcourier.com A new survey shows a sampling of adults in the Palmetto State could not pass the basic test of civic knowledge administered to prospective U.S. citizens. But, at least in

Meet Martha Washington! March 16th at the Gibbes museum

Great Ladies of the American Revolution

While the men were busy founding the nation, what were the women up to? Join actress Maggie Worsdale as she brings to life the iconic wife of George Washington and shares stories that both entertain and educate. Perfect for families. Ticket price includes Museum admission.

Fully costumed, the performance is 40 minutes followed by Q & A

http://www.gibbesmuseum.org/programs-events/great-ladies-of-the-american-revolution/358?utm_source=General+eblast+-MAR+2019&utm_campaign=General+eblast+-MAR+3%2F1%2F19

Free history event on March 23rd! Journey with us to explore a portion of the 18th century Cherokee Trail in Cayce, SC. This program will bridge the history of Colonial Charleston to the rest of our state...

FREE Colonial Program! Join our museum staff at the 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek on Saturday, March 23rd for "March to Fort Congaree" Yes, a cannon will fire...several times!

Did you get your Colonial Charleston passport this weekend at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site? If you didn't, don't worry! They're available for purchase at the sites of Colonial Charleston.

You're invited! On Saturday, March 2nd from 10am-4pm, Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site is hosting Lowcountry Colonial Days. The first 250 guests will receive a Colonial Charleston passport! For more information, click here: https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003827

Teachers explore Colonial Charleston! Register today for the 2019 Colonial Charleston Summer Institute (June 10-14). A week-long investigation of the Lowcountry while earning graduate credit. In partnership with College of Charleston, SCETV, and members of the Colonial Charleston Coalition.

http://colonialcharleston.com/

The Powder Magazine of South Carolina

Special thanks again to the Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center for inviting the Charlestown Artillery to be part of their Pirate Festival! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMJuRSoVb3c&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2DuuaeJkr-esCmF92zqXKso0eC1IA7irUDfks2llHmEKyL-Myp3qmztcI

Great time today at Westview Elementary School Whales Lowcountry History Day. Several Colonial Charleston sites were present...

Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site
The Charleston Museum
The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
The Powder Magazine of South Carolina

Thanks Westview Elementary School Whales for inviting The Powder Magazine museum staff and Charlestown Artillery Volunteers to present at your Lowcountry History Fair. A fabulous program day for students - thank you public school teachers and faculty for your service to our community. Huzzah!

Berkeley County School District
Colonial Charleston
Goose Creek, South Carolina
Berkeley County Government

Join author Leigh Moring for a discussion of Revolutionary personalities - Caty & Nathanael Greene. Lunch provided by Rodney Scott's BBQ. Call for tickets (843-722-9350) or email [email protected]

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Dorchester County Archives & History Center

The Heritage Museum at Dorchester County Archives & History Center is hosting a fabulous historical fundraiser with a World War 2 theme. They do an amazing job interpreting an important perspective of early South Carolina history. Admission to the exhibits is included with this program...

https://dca-hc.com/Patton-Rommel-and-Me.php

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rsji.cofc.edu

rsji.cofc.edu

Another great history lecture this Tuesday (Sep 25 @ 6pm) by Dr. Nic Butler of Charleston County Public Library hosted by College of Charleston focusing on early policing in Charleston

https://rsji.cofc.edu/event/policing-charleston-during-the-era-of-slavery-1670-1865-by-nic-butler/

Nicho Butler
City of Charleston Police Department

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Interesting talks on our final day of the Colonial Institute at the American College of the Building Arts, Fort Moultrie, and The Charleston Museum

CCSI 2018

Colonial Charleston Summer Institute

Colonial Charleston Summer Institute

Cannon Demonstration - CCSI

A blackpowder cannon demonstration for day 4 of Colonial Charleston Summer Institute. The cannon being fired is a one-pound "brass" gun.

Musket demonstration - CCSI

A blackpowder demonstration at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site for Colonial Charleston Summer Institute day 4

CCSI 2018

Colonial Charleston Summer Institute

Colonial Charleston Summer Institute

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