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May 2017
While Charleston is a thriving, energetic, and modern metropolis, the city has retained its past like no other in the...

May 2017
In the 1700s, locals flocked to alfresco concerts in The Orange Garden

April 2017
One of Charleston’s well-known retailers, M. Dumas & Sons, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

April 2017
Robert Marks kicked off a career in writing randy novels with 1971’s The Trembling of a Leaf

March 2017
Freida Sokol and Howard Ozment of WTMA radio station model merchandise from Berlin’s Clothing circa 1957 

March 2017
Historic Charleston Foundation’s Festival of Houses & Gardens celebrates its 70th season

February 2017
Well before the area north of downtown’s Morrison Drive became home to such hip establishments as Edmund’s Oast, Lewis...

January 2017
In the last year of the 19th century, from February 6 to 14, the Lowcountry resembled this idyllic snowy scene, having...

January 2017
On January 1, 1882, Mayor William A. Courtenay created the Charleston Fire Department

December 2016
In this photograph, taken on Christmas Eve 1937, pedestrians are beckoned by lower King’s window displays

Famed Swedish songstress Jenny Lind performed in Charleston during the Christmas of 1850

In this circa-1945 photograph, WAVES Specialists 3rd class Nora Scott and Virginia Chenoweth are at work in the control...

November 2016
In 1936, modern masterpieces from the collection of Solomon and Irene Guggenheim debuted at the Gibbes

October 2016
In 1705, Englishman James Child established a ferry service on his property named Strawberry Bluff

October 2016
Rembering Henry and Blanche Holloway, the hermits of Goat Island 

A glimpse at a bustling, early 20th-century Charleston

August 2016
Looking back at early Lowcountry hurricanes

August 2016
The Charleston Museum’s 19th-century curator, Gabriel E. Manigault, masterfully prepared dozens of skeletons now on...

July 2016
A quick look back at Isle of Palms history

June 2016
Calling out his creative seafood sales pitches, huckster and political provocateur Joe Cole became a cultural...

April 2016
A brief history of Hampton Park’s Sunken Gardens

March 2016

February 2016
An enthralling new novel brings the history of a Charleston landmark to life

January 2016
Fenwick Hall Plantation

January 2016

December 2015
For a century, turkey buzzards reigned over the Market. So what finally forced the iconic creatures to flee their...

The Waring Historical Library’s portrait project

Nancy Stevenson made South Carolina history as lieutenant governor

October 2015
A circa-1945 Halloween parade